Fans Unleash Jokes as LeBron James Comes Embarrassingly Close to the Camera in Absurd NBA Moment

Published 12/16/2021, 11:00 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) waits for play to resume against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The Lakers have been on a roll recently, and LeBron James has contributed massively to this. Although they are still some distance away from being title favorites, they are slowly but surely taking steps in the right direction. After missing many games in the first quarter of the season, James has blown the Western Conference wide open.

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He has been an explosive revelation and is spearheading the Lakers forward. On Wednesday, the 17-time All-star had a rather revealing moment in LA’s stunning victory.

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In the absence of Luka Doncic, the Lakers started as favorites against the Dallas Mavericks. After all, LeBron James was back, and Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony were firing on all cylinders. Now taking part in his 19th NBA season, James has been there and done that. He has given rise to a fearless brand of basketball, filled with exuberance.

Over the years, only the Boston Celtics have matched LA’s success in the league. As things stand, Frank Vogel and Co. seem to be taking the right steps towards adding to the franchise’s tally.

NBA fans left in splits as LeBron James has an embarrassing moment during the Lakers game

In an even contest, there was no separating the Lakers and Mavericks in regulation time. Thus, the game was sent to OT, where a stunner from the young Austin Reaves sealed the deal for the men in yellow. During the course of the match, LeBron James was involved in a peculiar incident. In a hilarious sequence of events, the 4-time NBA champion lost his balance during a play, resulting in him going extremely close to the cameras. As seen in the visuals, it was an embarrassing moment.

Dec 11, 2021; Phoenix, AZ, USA; NBA player LeBron James looks on during the game between Perry High School and Sierra Canyon High School at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

A lot of fans jumped in to make light-hearted jokes about this event. On social media, they trolled the star for the sequence and cracked some hilarious jokes. While one fan commented, “HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THIS CLOSE TO GREATNESS,” another stated “LeOnlyFans.” Here are the funniest reactions.

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Did you also have a hearty laugh at the incident? Nonetheless, the Lakers have a deadly set of fixtures to come in December, including games against the Suns and Nets. If they are to go into the new year with some positive vibes, they will have to bring their A-game.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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