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LeBron James on pace for perhaps his best NBA season with high shooting percentages

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) is fouled as he goes to the basket by Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The Heat won 111-89. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, hugs teammate Chris Andersen (11) during the final minutes of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Miami, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The Heat won 111-89. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The Associated Press

After winning his third MVP award, second Olympic gold medal and first NBA championship, LeBron James said he wanted to get even better.

Seems like he's done just that.

James is shooting a career-best 56 percent this season, including a torrid 79 percent in his last 111 minutes on the court with the Miami Heat, who lead the Eastern Conference standings and have won nine of their last 11 games.

He's averaging 26.9 points this season. According to STATS LLC, only five players in NBA history have averaged that many points while shooting at least 56 percent.

Maybe that's why Heat guard Dwyane Wade marvels when talking about James' play this season, saying "every year, it seems like he does the amazing."