The three-time champion is averaging more than 25 points a game, leads the league in assists per game and has driven the Lakers to the summit of the Western Conference.

But while James’ focus is firmly on the present, he has high hopes for the future.

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Following a rematch against high-flying teen sensation Zion Williamson, in which James’ Lakers beat Williamson’s New Orleans Pelicans 122-114 Sunday, -the 35-year-old said he believes the NBA “is in great hands.”

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