“Got Em”: Tari Eason’s Mom on Cloud 9 as Rockets Star Leaves “Geriatric” LeBron James Baffled

Published 12/02/2023, 11:36 PM EST

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The Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from their humiliating loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the last game. LeBron James and co. faced another young and talented team tonight, the Houston Rockets. While King James tried to get the upper hand on the Rockets, he was baffled early in the game by Houston forwards Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr.

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Tari Eason’s mother was on Cloud 9 after her son shocked LeBron James with his high IQ play.

Tari Eason’s mom reacts to her son’s high IQ move on LeBron James

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The Houston Rockets got into their competitive spirit early against the Lakers. In the second quarter, Rockets Power Forward Tari Eason outsmarted LeBron James. Eason was running on a fast break and had an open lane to the basket. But he realized he was being trailed by a blazing LeBron James. As the King jumped to swat the forward’s shot with his signature chase-down block, Eason made a brilliant play and passed the ball to his teammate Jabari Smith Jr. The power forward then finished the play with an easy dunk.

Tari Eason’s mother was ecstatic after her son outsmarted LeBron and wrote this on X, “Got em!! He let geriatric Bron be pull up one more time im burning the gym down!”

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Even though Houston has a young squad, they have performed brilliantly this season. They have played extremely mature basketball and improved significantly from last season. Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr’s high IQ play is the perfect example of how smart and patient the Rockets have been this year.

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What is the ceiling for the Houston Rockets this season?

The Houston Rockets were one of the worst teams in the league last season. They finished as the 14th seed in the Western Conference with a losing record of 22-60. But their story has been different this season. The Rockets have improved significantly and started the season 8-8. They made some great off-season moves and added veteran players like Fred VanVleet, Jeff Green, Dillon Brooks, and more. They also have a talented young core with players including Alperen Sengun, Jalen Green, Tari Eason, and Jabari Smith Jr.

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Houston’s performance this season proves they have a bright future and can even become title contenders in a few years if they keep developing their young talent. They have the potential to reach the playoffs this year and even upset a team in the first round. That will be a huge step forward for the young Rockets squad. How far do you think the Houston Rockets will go this year?

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