LeBron James in Disbelief After Former Team Cavaliers Smokes the Knicks

Published 11/07/2021, 10:00 PM EST
Nov 7, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio (3) celebrates after scoring a three-pointer against the New York Knicks during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports


The Cleveland Cavaliers have come up as major underdogs this season. After a poor performance last season, they are making a serious impact this year. Recently, they ran over the New York Knicks with Ricky Rubio putting on a show. Likewise, LeBron James reacted to the game as he gave his praise to Rubio.

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La Pistola is a skilled league veteran. He proved that in the recent Olympics as he went off for Spain. Now, it looks like the Spaniard has carried his form right into the regular season as he leads the Cavaliers. Despite coming off the bench, Rubio has put masterclass performances for the Cavs.

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Recently, the Cavaliers took on the hot Knicks. While many kept the NY-based team as the favorite, Rubio changed the course of the story as he went huge. Looking at his former team’s rise, LeBron James complimented its bench leader for his performance.

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LeBron James reacts to Ricky Rubio stealing the show

In the matchup against the Knicks, Cleveland made a major statement. Winning the game 126-105, they were on their top show tonight. However, their best weapon for the night was Ricky Rubio. Playing for 31 minutes in the game, Rubio put on an offensive display to guide the Cavaliers to another win.

This fiery performance got the attention of the ‘King’ as he reacted to Rubio going off.

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Rubio was truly at his absolute peak, going off for 37 points along with 8 assists against the New York Knicks. Notably, he was hot from the three-point range, making 8 out of his 9 attempts. His playmaking as well gave a major boost to the Cavs as they never went out of the game. While he was sure the best performer, Cleveland had other heroes as well.

Rookie Evan Mobley had one of his best games of the season with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Plus, Jarrett Allen continued his impressive run, putting up yet another double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Overall, Cavs did a great job in shutting down Knicks’ Julius Randle and RJ Barrett as they shot a combined 10-30 from the field.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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