LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. He doesn’t do anything like other people, including falling down after a missed dunk.
Late in the second quarter of Friday’s showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, James caught a pass down low from Marc Gasol and went up for what should’ve been an easy slam. For whatever reason, he didn’t figure the angle correctly and ended up botching it.
Rather than just getting up and hustling the other way, James did this:
Flawless transition from missed dunk to flip by LeBron 😂
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) January 2, 2021
Pretty crazy acrobatics from a guy that turned 36 this past week.
Speaking of James’ birthday, he got a special birthday message from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady that went viral. He also got zilch in the way of gifts from his teammate Anthony Davis.
Despite his rapidly increasing age, James continues to be an absolute force. So far this year he is averaging 23.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.0 steal per game. The Lakers star is shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Now we know what Mike Leach was up to while his team was brawling on the field. https://t.co/W6IYAcAdp3
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 1, 2021
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.