LeBron James Quotes Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’ Quote to Sum Up His Performance Against Cavaliers

Published 01/28/2021, 5:30 AM EST
Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


Two days ago, the Lakers had a convincing win against a tricky Eastern Conference opponent in the Cleveland Cavaliers. The star of the show was LeBron James who put up a gigantic 46 points against his former team.

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The 46 point performance was a season-high for the King who cemented his status as one of the front-runners for the MVP race. With this win, the Lakers capped off an impressive tenth win on the road.

LeBron James channels inner Michael Jordan against the Cavs

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Despite his dominant performance in the first half, the King went cold in the third quarter shooting 1-5 from the field. This gave a chance to the Cavs to take the lead.

During the end of the third quarter, when the King missed a three point attempt, a member of Cavs’ front office got super excited to see LeBron flunk the shot.

LeBron certainly took that personally as he outscored the entire Cavs team in the fourth quarter as he dropped 21 points while shooting 5-6 from the three point line. He certainly silenced his critic with some style.

LBJ even shared an Instagram story quoting Michael Jordan‘s popular line where he had said, “I took that personal.”

It was hilarious to see such a wild reaction from the front office staff in the first place. He learned not to mess with the King the hard way.

Can LeBron win his fifth MVP trophy?

The champions, Los Angeles Lakers, are off to a splendid start. With 14 victories in the 19 games that they have played, they have the best record in the NBA.

LeBron has been the key component for this insane record. Coming into the season, many predicted that James would miss multiple games from the start. However, that hasn’t been the case.

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Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

He has played all 19 games so far and has clearly been the best player on the team. With his amazing performances in these games, he has certainly made a case for being the MVP this season.

Nothing has stopped the King so far, and he is currently James averaged 25.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 0.9 steals per game.

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The King will look to maintain this amazing run of form. We are seeing a LeBron James who is hungry to win more, and it looks like the MVP trophy is in his sights now.

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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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