LeBron James Single-Handedly Bullies The Memphis Grizzlies After Heating Up From Intense Argument

Published 01/10/2022, 12:09 AM EST
Dec 28, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts after scoring a basket during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers could not capitalize with all the momentum on their side. They suffered a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies. This loss ends their impressive four-game win streak as they suffer their 20th loss for the season. However, LeBron James was at his best once again.

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LeBron is having a phenomenal season for the Lakers. He hasn’t let his age hold him back and is carrying all the load by himself. With Anthony Davis out, Russell Westbrook has struggled to make up for his absence which has left the King to do it all.

However, a mid-game argument caused James to make a poster of Jaren Jackson Jr.

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Dec 19, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) scores against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

After James and Desmond Bane got into an argument, LeBron got back at him by throwing down a dunk over his teammate, Jaren Jackson Jr.

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LeBron James makes Grizzlies pay after heated argument

While the game was competitive in the second quarter, Bane finished a tough basket with the foul. However, after the basket, he went right into LeBron. Likewise, the King did not appreciate it and shoved the Grizzles guard. The two got into an argument and were later separated.

Later in the game, with the Lakers down, James decided to make take out his frustrations. In an almost throwback moment, James took the ball right to the rack and threw down an electric dunk over Grizzlies’ big man Jaren Jackson Jr. But despite a late-game surge, the Lakers couldn’t complete a comeback.

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LeBron James was the only Laker with over 20 points for the night. He finished with 35 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists before checking out of the game. Last game’s heroes Malik Monk and Avery Bradley both struggled to score tonight as they combined for just 14 points. Westbrook failed to provide assistance yet again, adding just 6 points to the mix. Checking in late, Wayne Ellington caught fire, finishing with 16 points on a perfect night.

For Memphis, everybody played to their part in the win. Desmond Bane was the top scorer with 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals to his name. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 21 points, 6 blocks, and 12  rebounds in the win. Ja Morant took a back seat this time as he put up 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists in the game.

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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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