Female Basketball Player, Aged 29, Fascinates LeBron James

Published 04/10/2022, 5:30 PM EDT

Impressing LeBron James is not an easy thing to do. He is one of the best players to have stepped foot on the court and he isn’t impressed easily. You need to be extremely good and crafty to get his attention, and more often than not, that might not be enough. But a 29-year-old female basketball player seems to have caught his eye, and she seems to have impressed him with his game.

Kayla Mcbride is an American basketball player who is playing her trade now at the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and Fenerbahçeof the Turkish league. She was drafted third overall by the San Antonio Stars in the 2014 WNBA draft. She is also a three-time all-star, and she made the Finals in 2020 with the Las Vegas Aces. Mcbride is currently playing in Turkey as the WNBA season is in the offseason. And she caught the eye of LeBron James with a magical performance.

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LeBron James is in awe of Kayla McBride

McBride was playing in the Final Four of the Euro league tournament. And she went off as she led her team to the finals. She finished with 15 points as her team won 83-74. And LeBron was impressed with her performance in the fourth as he tweeted a clip. He also said, “Kayla McBride got so much game too!! TOUGH!!!”

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McBride gets the ball on the wing and he drives in before stepping back to hit the three. This gives her team the lead. Then she assisted her teammate, who hit another three. And then with the shot clock running down, she stepped back to take a deep three and nailed it. These were some tough plays to execute, but Mcbride had no trouble handling business.

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This performance impressed LeBron James. She made some huge plays down the end, just like how LeBron does in games. And she did it in multiple ways rather than being one-dimensional. Getting the approval of LeBron James is not an easy task, but McBride seems to have his praises. She will hope to carry on this form and earn the King’s praise again in the Finals. She is already a two-time Turkish league champion and will be keen to add the Euro League to her name.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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