‘Ripe Old Age of 57′: Former Teammate Takes a Cheeky Dig at the Lakers’ LeBron James

Published 01/18/2021, 5:28 AM EST
Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) tosses powder in the air before a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James is getting better with age. Of course, he’s losing some of his speed as the years fly by, but the ‘Chosen One’ has been adjusting his game remarkably. Bron is now taking more jumpers and long-range shots, and his colleagues can’t praise him enough! 

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Former teammate takes a hilarious dig at LeBron James 

LeBron James produced an early contender for one of the most iconic moments of the season when the Los Angeles Lakers played the Houston Rockets a week ago. Bron received the ball at the corner and drained an unbelievable no-look three which drew insane reactions from the NBA community. 

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Likewise, Bron’s former teammate Channing Frye joined the bandwagon in taking a cheeky dig at the four-time MVP over his no-look three. Frye is the voice of NBA TV’s ‘#Handles’ segment, and this is how he reacted to LeBron’s incredible no-look three-pointer. 

“At the ripe old age of 57, LeBron is still doing amazing things,” Frye exclaimed. He then added humor to it by posting a meme that said the Nets created a super team in Brooklyn a day after LeBron hit the no-looker! 

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LBJ revealed his inspiration in attempting the crazy shot 

Fans would be aware that Dennis Schroder bet LeBron James that he wouldn’t make that three. But what’s most insane is that the duo made the wager in a matter of a second between LeBron’s ball release and it going into the basket. 

After winning $100 from Schroder, LeBron then maintained a humble approach when asked about the crazy no-look three-pointer in the post-game presser. Furthermore, he also revealed that Steph Curry is the guy who has mastered the no-look shots and credited the Warriors’ star for inspiring him. 

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“Steph has definitely done it the most in our league,” LeBron said. “When you shoot the ball as beautiful and effortlessly and precisely as Steph does, he has the ultimate ultra-green light to do that. 10 times out of 9 that’s going in for Steph.” 

LeBron James is currently averaging 24.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists through 14 games in the regular season. He’s perfectly adapted his game to complement his teammates, but can the Lakers complete the double this year?

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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