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10. LeBron James, Miami Heat, 2013-14
During LeBron's 2012-2013 season, he shot 56.5% from the field and 40.6% on the perimeter. Wow, right? As the year came to an end, LeBron was able to accomplish his second title and his fourth MVP award. Viewers weren't the only ones who realized his incredible talent when LeBron himself showed up to that season training camp reassuring the media "I know you guys are tired of hearing me say this, but I got better." That season LeBron found a way to take his remarkably high field-goal percentage and make it even higher by .2 points as he also heightened his scoring average. Numbers such as these are more than any NBA player would want and more.
9. LeBron James, Miami Heat, 2011-12
This season is when Lebron and teammate Dwayne Wade had worked out their relationship to be one of the most threatening duos the league has ever seen. With a different type of aggression in LeBron's game, he managed to accomplish a high field-goal percentage of 53.1, and a 36.2 victorious percent from the perimeter. LeBron also has an outstanding number of 134 dunks in a span of only 62 games. He ended this year with his first NBA championship.
8. James Harden, Houston Rockets, 2017-18
This season might've been the most remarkable season for James Harden as he took his 44.3 field-goal percentage up to 44.9%. Harden joined Stephan Curry as the only players to attach 3.5 triples per game. Hardens 61.9 true shooting percentage was the eighth-highest percentage that's ever been recorded by a 30-point or higher scorer. The Rockets this season had 65 wins, with Harden being the highest stat holder in almost all fields (minutes, points, assist, triples, and steals). Once the time came around for MVP voters to make a decision, the one and only James Harden seemed to make an easy and clear choice.
7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 2016-17
A type of passion athleticism that is hard to find as shown by Westbrook, specifically this season. Some fans saw his triple-doubles almost every game as stat-padding whereas the rest saw it as a high level of play that is more than difficult to reach. Throughout this decade, Westbrook produced the highest VORP and BPM. The Thunder went 33-9 during games where Westbrook averaged a triple-double. Westbrook is also only the second player and the first in 55 years to average a triple-double. Royce Young an ESPN analysts states that Westbrooks numbers blew Oscar Robertson’s out of the water. "In putting up his 30-10-10 averages, he did it in nearly 10 fewer minutes per game and 25 fewer possessions per game than Robertson. Increase Westbrook's workload to the 44.3 minutes per game Robertson played in 1961-62, and Westbrook would be at 39.9 points, 14.6 rebounds and 13.3 assists per game." So at the end of the day, no matter what you believe of Westbrook's accomplishments, you won't forget it.
6. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, 2013-14
Considering Westbrook was out for a good portion of the season, Durant had to step up. Durant accomplished a lot this season, he was the fourth player in the 2000s to average 32 plus points since Kobe Bryant in 2005-06 season. He did this all while shooting 50-plus percent from the field. With 100 percent probability of hall of fame enshrinement, these numbers are still career highs for Durant. Even though Durant is an NBA champion, he still hasn't reached numbers quite like these since the 2013-14 season.
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 2018-19
MVP Giannis set the league by storm last season. During his 2016-17 season, Giannis was the first player to get ranked among the top 20 in total points, assist, rebounds, blocks, and steals. In his 2017-18 season, he averaged 26 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 52% from the field, being the first in 30 years to accomplish this. Within three feet of the basket, he was 76.9% which displayed his dominance. Being runner-up in Defensive Player of the Year, Giannis comfortably won the MVP race and carried his team to a 60-win season.
4. James Harden, Houston Rockets, 2018-19
What a season for The Beard as he began the season with a 50-point triple-double and easily scored 30-plus points during a 32 straight game span. Harden ended his streak with a close 28 points. Harden then set his average at a crazy number of 36.1 points per game which only three players other than Harden have accomplished, and Harden was the first one since Micheal Jorden. Hardens 378 threes were the second-most in the history of the NBA and he was placed on the all-time list after shooting 754 free throws. Harden is now on pace to top both of those numbers this current season.
3. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 2015-16
Curry’s 2015-16 season had to be one of the most impressive productions to ever be put on by a single NBA player. Having 402 threes was the most in the history of the NBA. He became part of the 50/40/90 club while having the highest points per game average the 50/40/90 club has seen. Curry’s 66.9 true shooting percentage is the best percentage by a 30-point scorer. That season he led his team to set a record with 73 wins. During Curry’s award ceremony his coach Steve Kerr praised him by stating "There's no ulterior motive. He's constantly trying to improve with no agenda. ... This is incredibly improbable. But there's a reason this is happening."
2. LeBron James, Miami Heat, 2012-13
This 2012-13 season could've been Lebron at his peak, with shooting 56.5 from the field LeBron never had a higher PER or collected more wins. Even though teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh sat out for some of the season due to injury, LeBron took control as they won 66 of their games including 27 in a row leading his team to win yet another championship. James collected his fourth MVP award during this season where the Heat would outscore opponents by 12.3 points per 100 possessions with James to being outscored by 3.9 without him. James set standards so high for everyone in the league and the future of the league.
1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2009-10
This season for LeBron James carried many emotions. During this season the Cavs had the fifth-best offense and the eighth-best defense which is very rare. The other three twofold digit scorers were Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison and Shaquille O'Neal. Williams finished his 13-year vocation with a splendidly normal 15.0 PER. Jamison, who played 25 games for Cleveland that year after the middle of the season, was 33 years of age and two seasons expelled from his last All-Star determination. This was O'Neal's age-37 season and second-last in the league. That is the sort of help James had, and he still put together a season like this. It was difficult to request that he wins a title without a subsequent star, however, one-man-wrecking-crew LeBron was an incredible sight. In the core of his athletic prime and with free agency anticipating at season's end, he rampaged through the 2009-10 crusade and conveyed the most beneficial, stunning exertion we've seen over the most recent 10 years.