Chicago Bulls Player Reveals why Lakers’ LeBron James Was Able to Dominate Against Them

Published 01/24/2021, 9:00 AM EST
Jan 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (9) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James had somewhat of an 0ff-game against the Chicago Bulls. He didn’t have a good scoring night, only scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds. However, James was able to compensate with his high basketball IQ, and still led the Lakers to a win over the Bulls for a second time this season.

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LeBron James shows his basketball IQ

Bulls’ Patrick Williams spoke to the press after the game. He revealed that during the game, LeBron James was calling the plays that the Bulls were implementing before they had a chance to execute it. His basketball IQ was on full display during the game, as helped the Lakers get their ninth consecutive win away from home.

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LeBron James did not have a spectacular game by his own standard. He had a season-low in points during the game. However, he was able to allow his other teammates like Anthony Davis to score the majority of the Los Angeles Lakers points against the Bulls. Despite James not scoring much, he was crucial in the win.

While James had a low-scoring game, he has still been spectacular throughout the season. He has been a frontrunner for the MVP race, averaging 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. He has been the driving force for the Lakers as they’ve gone 13-4, the best record in the entire NBA.

LBJ continues to shine in his 18th year

James is coming off an incredible playoff run last year, where he and the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship by defeating the Miami Heat. For his performances during the finals, James was named Finals MVP. He became the first player in NBA history to win three Finals MVP titles with three different franchises.

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Jan 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

This year, the Lakers are currently the favorites to win the NBA championship. They have more roster depth going into the season, and LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been driving the Lakers further with constant good performances and link-up play.

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Can the LeBron James-Anthony Davis duo lead the Lakers to another NBA championship? It will be a challenging road, but the Lakers have one of the best duos in the NBA, and if they play at their best level, they can take on any challengers going forward.

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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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