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Zion Williamson Celebrates 25YO Teammate Embarrassing LeBron James After Blowing Out Lakers

Published 12/31/2023, 10:35 PM EST

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The New Orleans Pelicans decimated the Los Angeles Lakers in a blow-out 129-109 win. The Pelicans’ star duo Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson dropped 26 points each to give them a competitive edge. However, it was 25-year-old Jose Alvarado, who stole the show on the defensive end of the court.

The disappointment continued for the Lakers on the New Year eve’s game as well. The LA side only managed to win 2 out of their 9 games, and currently stand at the 9th seed of the Western Conference with a 17-17 record. Moreover, the team didn’t stand a chance despite King James’ 34 points with 8 assists. Let’s find out more about the Pelicans defense brilliance.

Zion celebrates LeBron James’ embarrassing moments

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Even though three Lakers players scored above 20 points, it wasn’t enough for them to take the lead, as the Pelicans defense silenced the rest of the team. The Lakers bench, barring Austin Reaves’ 20 points, only scored 12 points.

The team registered 9 steals in the game and 4 of them were produced by ‘Grand Theft Alvarado’. And, most importantly, two of them were stolen from LeBron James.

Zion Williamson, who again fell into scrutiny for a few sloppy games, found his zeal back in the last few games. He addressed the press conference following the game and celebrated Alvarado’s feat. He said, “When he [Alvarado] got him [James] that second time … that momentum is big for us.”

Apart from Williamson, the star defender himself reflected his thoughts on his performance.

The 25-year-old point guard, who has an average of 1.9 steals per game, picked up the two important steals of the game. Let’s find out the star’s elated reflection on his performance.

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Jose Alvarado opens up after an impressive outing

Alvarado also attended the post-game press conference and the reporters didn’t hesitate to address the elephant in the room, two impressive steals from LeBron James. Reflecting on the steals, the Pelicans point guard said, “It would’ve been anyone who had the ball dribbling up the court, but LeBron. One of the greatest players to ever play the game.”

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He further spoke about how the steals would make him feel in the future. He added,He is the best player to play this game, at least I got a video of him, getting a steal.”

He also stated how James used to be careful around him as Alvarado highlighted how James watches highlight reels to prepare for the games.

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What do you make of the two impressive steals? Let us know in the comments below.

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