NBA Fans Recall Michael Jordan as Lebron James Defies Gravity at Age 37 in Crazy Mavericks Game

Published 12/15/2021, 11:40 PM EST


Los Angeles Lakers registered their 16th win of the season in an exciting fashion as they beat the Mavericks in the OT. LeBron James led the scoring charts for the Lakers in their win at the American Airlines Center. Austin Reaves, however, was the star of the night as he dropped a buzzer-beater with just 0.9 secs left on the clock.

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It was a much-needed win for the Lakers as they have been struggling for consistency this season. However, now they’re on a three-game winning run. The highlight to the day will surely be Austin Reaves’ last-second three-pointer, but James has never failed to attract eyeballs in an NBA game.

Dec 9, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) dunks the ball during the first half against the Memphis Grizzles at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

James recorded 24 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds against the Mavericks. Moreover, during the game, James tried to impersonate Michael Jordan with an insane dunk.

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LeBron James impersonates Michael Jordan with an insane dunk vs Mavericks

During the 3rd quarter of the Mavericks vs. Lakers, James was on the offense and was fouled by Maxi Kleber outside the box. However, despite the referee blowing his whistle, James went on with the run and scored an insane dunk. The dunk wasn’t counted, but despite being 37, James could perform it casually.

The dunk was so good that NBA fans started calling it an impersonation of Michael Jordan. Jordan, however, left the Bulls at the age of 35.  LeBron James, at 37, is still going strong and is carrying the Lakers’ offense this season. In fact, he often plays the most minutes in the games.

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It’s crazy to think that LeBron James is getting MVP shouts at this age when almost every top player starts planning their retirement. James has been the best player at the Lakers this season. He has the most points per game (26.1) at the Lakers this season.

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While Austin Reaves will receive credits for winning it for the Lakers vs. the Mavericks, James was equally good as he brought stability in the game. The Lakers need him fit and healthy if they plan on winning their 18th this season.

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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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