Fans Troll LeBron James As His Missed Dunk Gets Featured in Shaqtin’ A Fool

Published 01/08/2021, 4:00 PM EST
Dec 18, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Phoenix Suns during a preseason game at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James is currently playing in year 18 in the NBA and has the will to go on for more. Over the years LeBron has earned the tag as one of the best dunkers in the NBA and the stats prove the same as well. However, even athletic wonders like ‘King James’ suffer blooper-worthy-fluffs on the court! 

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Talking about fails, four-time NBA champ Shaquille O’Neal has been doing an impeccable job on ‘Inside the NBA’ with his special laugh-worthy segment containing NBA blooper compilations. 

LeBron James makes a rare appearance on Shaqtin’ A Fool! 

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Big man Shaq is quite consistent with his comedy reels and NBA fans love the concept and the work that goes into making it appealing. Several NBA stars have featured in Shaqtin’ A Fool multiple times, and the Big Diesel also likes to taunt King James, but strictly based on the fans’ voting. 

Jan 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

In the latest episode of  Shaqtin’ A Fool, LeBron James earned fourth place on the list. 21% of the fans voted for one of LeBron’s failed dunk attempt against the San Antonio Spurs and the segment added a funny comparison to how the four-time MVP got back to his ground.

LBJ completed a swift backroll and got up to his feet upon losing balance from the attempt, and the Inside Guys then combined a reel and put him alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Simeone Biles!

The highlight reel was indeed hilarious, but LeBron’s one of the most prolific dunkers in the association. His phenomenal technique has been extending throughout his career, and the 36-year-old is still putting in effort to make it look flawless. 

The stats back him up as well. LeBron joined the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2018/19 season, which also happened to be the same year the purple and gold also saw a 49% improvement in dunks made from the previous year.

Per, Basketball Reference, LeBron completed 104 dunks during the 2019/20 season and assisted as many as 60 passes that were converted into dunks by teammates. 

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A sign that the King is mentoring the rising generation

LeBron James is still all about the hype and he’s never lost it since making his debut in 2003. Likewise, the 2019 draft class gave birth to two exceptional talents in Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, and the latter was spotted having a mindful chat with the ‘Chosen One’ recently.

The Lakers swept the Memphis Grizzlies 2-0 in back-to-back games, but Morant unfortunately wasn’t available due to a major injury to his ankle. But the sophomore forward caught up with James after the game despite his condition.

Morant later went on social media and shared a clip of them chatting and captioned it, ‘My Dawg.

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The Grizzlies are currently suffering without Morant on the court, but on the other hand, the defending champions are currently 6-3 in the regular-season and take on the Chicago Bulls next, after which two consecutive road games at Houston follow.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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