“Bet a Benjamin on It” – Lakers’ Dennis Schroder Reveals Bet With LeBron James on Incredible No-Look Three

Published 01/13/2021, 5:45 AM EST
Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James’ fantastic start to the NBA season continues. He led the LA Lakers to a win over the Houston Rockets for the second time this week. James was fantastic during the game, scoring 26 points and racking up 8 rebounds. But it was one play from James that stole all the headlines; a no-look corner three.

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Schroder bet $100 on LeBron James

Lakers’ guard Dennis Schroder spoke to the press after the Lakers win over the Rockets. He revealed that he wagered LeBron James to make that no-look three, putting $100 on the line. When James finally made the shot, Schroder could do nothing but applaud him for what he could do.

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He said, “It was a transition play. He ran in the corner up the floor and somebody passed it to him. I told him to bet a Benjamin on it. He shot it or took a dribble and shot it. He turned around said ‘bet’. Then it went in, and it just legendary. He’s just such an amazing player, having fun out there, and it’s nice to be a part of it.”

Schroder then added that the bet with LeBron James is just an example of the camaraderie among the Los Angeles Lakers players. He said that the environment around the locker room is excellent, and everyone is really happy to come to practice and games and play with each other.

“It was a transition play. He ran in the corner up the floor and somebody passed it to him. I told him to bet a Benjamin on it. He shot it or took a dribble and shot it. He turned around said ‘bet’. Then it went in, and it just legendary. He’s just such an amazing player, having fun out there, and it’s nice to be a part of it.”

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LBJ playing at an MVP level

Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) tosses powder in the air before a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

James has been an excellent player this season. Currently, James leads the early MVP race, averaging 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. If James can continue his form, he will be able to secure his fifth MVP title, tying him with Michael Jordan for most MVP trophies.

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Can the Lakers continue playing the way they have? The Lakers have the best record in the NBA right now and are living up to their status as favorites to win the NBA championship. The Lakers’ title run will be dependent on LeBron James playing at his usual level.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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