Lakers’ Superstar LeBron James Shares Special Moment With Former Cavs’ Teammate Tristan Thompson

Published 04/16/2021, 6:38 AM EDT


After a long road trip of seven games in twelve days, the Lakers finally made a comeback to the Staples Center for a match against the Boston Celtics. The champions were missing key superstars – LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Andre Drummond – through injuries.

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With Bron, Davis, and Drummond missing, the Lakers clearly were in a deficit of star power against the Celtics. Boston, meanwhile, was coming into the game with a four-game winning streak.

Ultimately, the Celtics had a comfortable 121-113 victory against the champions with a special performance from Jaylen Brown, who scored 40 points, shooting 17-20 shots, accounting for a field goal percentage of a whopping 85%.

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LeBron James shares a special moment with former teammate Tristan Thompson

The Lakers and Celtics game saw some pretty familiar faces going up against each other. Be it former Laker Mo Wagner or LeBron James’ former teammate Tristan Thompson, everyone was out here to prove something or the other in this game.

After their latest victory against the Lakers, Thompson was absolutely delighted to see his former teammate LeBron. The pair shared a special moment courtside after the game. After a slow start to his time in Boston, Thompson has clearly come into his own recently. They have won the last 10 of their 11 games in which the 2016 NBA champion has played.

Daniel Theis’ trade has benefitted the 30-year-old. Thompson has thrived as a starter for the team. With Thompson’s varied skill-set as a rim-protector and also as a decent shot-creator, Brad Stevens has truly brought the best out of the veteran center.

Thompson’s immense experience will be especially key for Boston in the playoffs. Given the lack of experience their front-court has, he will be key in providing defensive solidity to the team.

LBJ to make his return soon?

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One of the biggest talking points this season has been the injuries. The Lakers currently are one of the worst-hit teams in the league, missing two generational talents in Davis and LeBron.

Mar 21, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward LeBron James (left) and Anthony Davis against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

But the Lakers’ fans have received a pretty promising update, as the 6’10” Davis has been cleared for training sessions. With Davis back in the starting five in a week or so, LeBron James is also nearing a return to the team.

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The team is being extremely cautious with the superstars and wants them to be 100% fit for the upcoming jam-packed post-season. Given LBJ‘s history of recovering from long injuries, fans might see James making a return very soon.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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