LeBron James to His Critics: ‘Hold Up, Wait a Minute, Y’all Thought I Was Finished?’

Published 12/14/2021, 12:37 AM EST
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates the final horn against the Denver Nuggets during overtime quarter of Los Angeles’ 120-116 win on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Los Angeles Lakers registered their 15th win of the season against Orlando Magic at the Staples Center yesterday. However, it wasn’t a comfortable night for the Lakers as they struggled in the first quarter of the game. But the Lakers have one thing that makes every other team in the NBA envious of them – LeBron James.

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And, as usual, King James happened, and the Lakers bounced back, being 7 points behind, and won the game 106-94. James had a dominant performance against the Magic as he recorded another triple-double with 30-11-10. In fact, James led the Lakers to a 23-0 run in the third quarter.

Dec 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba (5) guards Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) as he drives to the basket in the first quarter of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

This was the sixth time he recorded 30 or more points in the last eight games. Without LeBron, the Lakers were surely losing this one. Later, James reacted to his own performance on his social media.

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LeBron James takes to Instagram to silence his critics

James recently shared a post on his Instagram which includes a small video highlights from his performance vs the Magic. The post was captioned: “Hold up, wait a minute, y’all thought I was finished?”

 

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James has been on top form in the last few games. He has flexed life into an inconsistent Lakers side with some dominant performances in the last few days. Coach Frank Vogel later said that LeBron inspires the whole team with his efforts.

During the game vs. the Magic, LeBron came up with another highlight as he made an insane chase-down block. The Magic were on a break and RJ Hampton was going for the basket. However, LeBron came from behind and blocked the shot and then celebrated it by doing Dikembe Mutombo’s iconic finger wag celebration.

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James was even involved in a hilarious incident when he wore Wendell Carter Jr’s goggles after they fell off while in action. In fact, he went on to post a clip of it on his social media and trolled himself in the process. He continues to deliver despite being 36 and is showing no signs of slowing down. Can he guide the Lakers to their 18th championship this season? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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