LeBron James Calls Himself a “Bi*ch” as Frustration Mounts During Tensed Return Against Knicks

Published 02/05/2022, 10:04 PM EST

After receiving confirmation on his return tonight, they spotted LeBron James practicing with the Lakers before the Knicks game. While practicing 3s from the corner, LeBron missed a few shots. As a result, he yelled at himself “Hit that f**king corner b*tch!” and made the next shot.

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LeBron James has returned to face the Knicks after missing a five-game stretch because of injury concerns. The Lakers will hope that LeBron can stay healthy for the long run now as injury woes have severely derailed the Lakers’ championship expectations. The last game this trio played together was also against a New York side, i.e the Brooklyn Nets.

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LeBron James returns from injury during Lakers vs Knicks

Both the Lakers and Nets have suffered major injury concerns this season. Kevin Durant and LeBron James have both been playing at an MVP caliber level at some point in this season. However, due to injury problems, both these legends find their names outside of the Top 3 in the NBA’s MVP discussion.

Feb 5, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) defends a pass by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) in the first quarter of the game at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Once LeBron and Durant are completely healthy, hopefully, they will resume their seasons at the same standard of playing. Both their franchises have severely suffered in their absence. The Nets went on a losing streak and the Lakers have struggled to find consistency.

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LeBron once nearly joined the New York Knicks

In the 2010 Free Agency, when LeBron James made the decision to join the Heat, it was reported that they were not the first team on his list. It was the New York Knicks who were his preference had it not been for a disastrous meeting. Therefore it was a possibility that LeBron could’ve called the Madison Square Garden his home arena.

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Especially considering New York is one of the biggest markets of an NBA Franchise, LeBron would’ve most likely thrived there with more money than he earned in Miami. However, since even Wade took a pay cut to make space for LeBron in the team, LeBron accepted a reduced amount of money because his friendship is more important to him.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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