“Put His A** in the Dirt”: NBA Twitter Erupts as LeBron James Gets Posterized in the Clutch Against Brooklyn Nets

Published 12/26/2021, 1:23 AM EST
Dec 17, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) argues the call against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


In the Christmas match against the LA Lakers, Nicolas Claxton provided a nice closure to the Nets’ performance. After James Harden and Patty Mills performed their best shots for the team, Claxton ended the tie-breaker with an alley-oop from Harden. LeBron James tried to catch the ball, but Claxton took it and made the basket.

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The Brooklyn Nets won 122-115 against the Los Angeles Lakers. It was also a game that included a flagrant foul from Harden on Talen Horton-Tucker.

Despite the fact, that a lot of their players had to enter the league’s health and safety protocols owing to the current scenario, the Nets put up a splendid performance that saw them take the victory at the end of the day.

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Dec 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) shoots against Brooklyn Nets guard DeAndre’ Bembry (95) during the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James made 39 points to pass Kobe’s record, but it wasn’t enough

In addition to his 36 points, Harden also grabbed ten rebounds and dished out 10 assists. Claxton’s contribution was worth remembering, as he scored from the pass, courtesy of James Harden while soaring high over LeBron James. It is a moment that has certainly grasped the attention of the audience.

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The clip from Sports Center shows how Claxton made the shot with such perfect precision, especially when James was trying to stop it. Fans responded to and appreciated Claxton’s performance in his game against the Lakers by showing their support. However, there were comments about LeBron failing the Claxton test.

Patty Mills scored 34 points for the Nets, helping them win over the Lakers. The Nets have surprised everyone with their performance considering their matches got postponed due to not having enough players. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were unable to play in the Christmas game due to the fact that they had to enter the league’s health and safety protocols.

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Despite James making 39 points and breaking Kobe Bryant’s record for the most points on Christmas, the Lakers still lost.

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Let us know your opinion about Claxton’s performance after the last game. It is indeed remarkable considering the fact that the Nets put up a brilliant show despite lacking some key players in the mix.

 

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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