‘I’m the Best Player in the World’: LeBron James’ Epic Response to JTA’s Trash Talking

Published 06/05/2021, 2:24 AM EDT
May 25, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James (23) reacts against the Phoenix Suns during the first half in game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers bowed out of the playoffs after their game 6 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Leading the team from the front, Devin Booker scored 47 points in an epic offensive display of basketball. Significantly, it was the first time LeBron James got knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. LBJ has struggled with ankle injuries this season, and he didn’t look like his usual self.

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But, we are talking about LeBron James .the best player in the world. In the recent matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Lakers, the rising star, Juan Toscano-Anderson, talked trash to LeBron.

LeBron responded with a brilliant reply.

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May 27, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket past Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the fourth quarter of game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY | Courtesy: Reuters

LeBron James responds to JTA

Even though James got knocked out, he is arguably still the best all-around player in the league. Notably, JTA revealed what he said.

“I’m here. What’s up? You gotta score on me, you gotta show me.”

“Man, that was great defense but I’m the best player in the world.,” replied LeBron.

This epic response is enough to sum up why he is the best. But, James has been struggling with ankle injuries this season.

It is clear to see that he was not 100 percent. The offseason will be important to the Lakers for evaluating the injury problems of ‘Bron’ and ‘Brow.’

Can the Lakers come back strong next season?

The Los Angeles Lakers will need to strengthen their offense to be competitive next season. Defensively, they are excellent, but there are doubts regarding their offensive consistency.

Kyle Kuzma has not fulfilled his potential yet. While Schroder has performed remarkably well in defending the perimeter, his offensive skills need some polishing. But with LeBron in the line-up, it is important to know the ability of this team.

Bron has won four NBA titles, and it is clear how he won’t stop before winning a 5th.

Anthony Davis’ disappointing season has ended, as he would hope to get in his best shape. Meanwhile, there are also talks of Damian Lillard joining the Lakers next season. The prospect of that happening is exciting because it would compare directly to the trio of MJ, Pippen, and Rodman.

In conclusion, the Lakers have a lot of things to work out after their poor performance against the Suns. Time will tell whether they get their tasks right.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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