Not a smooth ride for 'The King' this season. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

At 33 years old, LeBron James is facing the most challenging season of his NBA career. But it’s not due to poor individual performance. Far from it, in fact. It’s the constant instability engulfing the Cavaliers.

It’s been very challenging. Just from the simple fact of how many guys have been in and out. This is a difficult year for our team. Seems like I say that every year, but this one has been even more challenging.

But King James doesn’t stop there. He knows the team has to focus. Their work is far from done, and nobody understands that better than LeBron himself.

With everybody who has been out and coming back in and the rotations and things of that nature, it’s been very challenging on our team. But we have to figure it out. At the end of the day, we have a game every other day or every two days just like everybody else in the NBA. We have to go out and play.

Right now, however, the Cavaliers are far from figuring things out. Not only have they lost four in a row, but they are 3-9 over their last 12. As we know, LeBron hasn’t committed to Cleveland beyond this season. Plus, the franchise seems undecided with what to do ahead of the February trade deadline.

As for chasing a championship? This is LeBron we’re talking about. Of course nothing else matters.

That’s our goal and that’s what we got to work towards. That’s what we’re here for.

On the season, James is averaging 27.3 points, 8 rebounds and a career-best 8.8 assists over 37 minutes per contest. Up next, the Cavs look to get back on track against the struggling Orlando Magic (13-31) Thursday night.

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