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NBA 07/12/2017, 10.29 Video

LeBron on his improvements from long range: I try to get better and better each and every year

LeBron James is shooting a career high 43% from the arc


Year by year LeBron James is improving his game.
In the win against the Kings, LeBron hit the game winning three-pointer with 15 seconds left.
LeBron is shooting with 43% from the arc this season, his career high.

Per ESPN, Only this time around, he's doing more of his damage from beyond the 3-point arc, punctuating his improved shooting this season with a trey with 16.6 seconds left to grow the Cavs' lead from 2 to 5 and effectively end the Kings' night.

The 3 was James' fifth of the night. He went 5-for-8 from deep -- even better than his sharpshooting teammate Kyle Korver, who went 4-for-8 -- to lift his 3-point shooting average to 43.0 percent for the season, a career high. The previous best mark for the 15-year veteran was 40.6 percent in 2012-13 with the Miami Heat. When the Cavs were off to those win streaks in 2009 and 2010, James shot 34.4 and 33.3 percent from deep, respectively.

"I just wanted to continue to improve my game," James said of his increased marksmanship this season. "I try to get better and better each and every year, and shooting the ball is what this league has kind of turned into, so for me to continue to improve, that's what I wanted to do. I put a lot of work into my offseason training and I just try to implement it into the season once it gets here."

"A lot of teams are not expecting me to shoot a lot of outside shots," James said. "But I feel just as comfortable out there as I do in the paint. So, I'm just going to continue to improve my game where I'm keeping defenders and defenses off balance and they just don't know where it's going to come from."
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