“Extremely Proud And Excited”: LeBron James Reacts To Clutch Performance From Lakers Rookie Austin Reaves

Published 12/16/2021, 1:20 AM EST
Dec 9, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) dunks the ball during the first half against the Memphis Grizzles at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


Aside from Stephen Curry and the three-pointer record, there is another player in the town who is capturing everyone’s attention with his fantastic play for the Lakers. He is Austin Reaves, the 23-year-old rookie who came up huge during the match against Dallas Mavericks in overtime on Wednesday.

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With 0.9 seconds left in the game, Reaves sealed the victory for the Lakers with his fabulous performance. The final score for the game was 107 -104. LeBron James said this about Reaves’ phenomenal performance:

Extremely proud and excited for AR15.”

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Oct 12, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Austin Reaves (15) drives to the basket over Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

In Austin Reaves’ opinion, LeBron James is a mentor 

The Oklahoma standout has performed at his best with the Lakers, and this was one of his best performances to date. After the shot, he noted that:

I grew up watching all these guys play so for me to just be teammates with them is special.

He scored fifteen points in 32 minutes of action, as he grabbed seven rebounds, made two assists, and had a steal.

During an interview, Reaves discussed how coaches, teammates, and even James serve as an inspiration for him. In the locker room, he gets guidance from people who have won some of the major honors in the game.

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James serves as Reaves’ mentor, speaking to him every day and teaching him. In the matches, we can see how James supports him and guides him for his every move. Furthermore, in the interviews that Reaves gave, he made a point of saying how much he respects James and how James helps him improve.

Reaves is playing in such a way that he could become the next sensation as his performance as well as his dedication to the team has come to everyone’s attention.

Please let us know in the comments below about what you liked about Reaves’ performance.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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