James is still one of the top 10 players in the NBA despite being 38 years old and playing in his 21st season.
He has shot 57.2% from the field and 39.7% from outside the arc this season, averaging 25.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
The Lakers improved their record to 7-6 after 13 games, putting them in seventh place in the Western Conference.
James has guided the Lakers to the NBA playoffs three times in the past five seasons, and he is currently in his sixth season with the team.
They defeated the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals to become the first team to do so since 2010.
On Sunday night in Los Angeles, they will welcome the Houston Rockets, following their 2-0 record over the Trail Blazers.
Despite finishing 43–39 and earning the seventh western seed in the NBA playoffs last season, the Lakers advanced past the first round of the playoffs by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors.
They were defeated in the Western Conference Finals by the Denver Nuggets.