LeBron James Sends Strong Message to Cavaliers’ Front Office Member for Mocking Him

Published 01/26/2021, 4:24 AM EST
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


LeBron James had his best performance of the NBA season so far. Playing against his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James put up an incredible 46 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. In addition to this, Bron was incredible on the defensive end, getting 2 blocks and 2 steals as well. It was a homecoming for the Ohio native who won the franchise their only NBA title.

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LeBron James makes a statement

However, not every member of the Cavaliers is a fan of James. During the third quarter, LeBron James missed a shot, which garnered quite the celebration from a member of the Cavs front office. LeBron spoke about the incident after the game, saying, “He was a little bit too excited about seeing me miss. … The good thing for him is I only come here once.”

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The perceived condescension was all LeBron needed for motivation. James came out in the fourth quarter and played incredibly. He scored 21 of his 46 points in the fourth quarter and outscored the entire Cavaliers team by himself. James’ excellent performance got the Lakers their 10th win on the road and furthered the Lakers’ best start to a season away from home.

James has been excellent this season for the Lakers. Through the course of the year, James has averaged 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Because of his performances, and the Lakers’ strong start to the season, James has been getting MVP considerations. He has been the biggest factor for the Lakers as they’ve started the season 14-4, the best in the NBA currently.

Can James win his fifth MVP title?

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If LeBron James can keep up this pace through the course of the season, he could win his fifth MVP title. It would put him in an elite category, with only Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar winning five or more MVP titles. As things stand, the Lakers are the favorites to win the NBA championship again. If LeBron wins it again, it would be the second back-to-back of his career.

Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates his three-point basket with center Montrezl Harrell (15) in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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Can LeBron James lead the Lakers to another NBA championship? Even in year 18, James looks phenomenal, proving that he is still one of the best players in the NBA. And with a deep roster and top-five teammate in Anthony Davis, the odds are in favor of the King.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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