It’s been quite a month for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it’s been quite a day for LeBron James. Named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year earlier today, and now he has won the Eastern Conference’s November Player of the Month award.
It’s his fourth straight Player of the Month award, and his 33rd time winning it in the Eastern Conference. At this point, we should really have a template for these sorts of things. So much of what LeBron James does is somehow normal to us, even as it defies the odds. From the Cavs:
This past October and November, James averaged 23.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 35.9 minutes as the Cavaliers went 13-2 in the 15 contests he appeared in. He also shot .498 from the field, .362 from beyond the arc and .720 from the foul line. The 6-8 forward won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice in the opening month (weeks ending October 30 and November 6) and registered nine double-doubles and a conference-best three triple-doubles (Oct. 25 vs. New York, Nov. 23 vs. Portland and Nov. 27 at Philadelphia). Among Eastern Conference leaders, James ranked first in plus/minus (+159), tied for first in assists per game (9.3), fourth in field goals made per game (8.5), sixth in points per game (23.5), tied for sixth in double-doubles (9) and tied for 13th in rebounds per game (8.1).