‘Stop Playin Wit the King’: Twitter Reacts as LeBron James Outpaces 19-Year-Old Jalen Green to Throw Down a Reverse Dunk in Year 19

Published 11/01/2021, 12:29 AM EDT


The Los Angeles Lakers are playing the Houston Rockets at Staples. This is the first of their back to back contests. Currently, the purple and gold are going about things comfortably as they sit on a good lead. However, the veterans are doing it all. Especially, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. The ‘King’ is still proving to be ageless despite being in this 19th year.

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It isn’t a surprise that LeBron is one of the most athletic players to ever play. However, while most players’ athleticism deteriorates, James is still the very same. As he plays the Rockets, the ‘King’ is still managing to shock everybody despite all he has done.

Oct 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) moves in for a basket against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lauri Markkanen (24) and center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

With LeBron James defying how age works, fans went crazy with his athletic display against the Rockets.

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LeBron James with the reverse

Being in year 19, LeBron still moves like a rookie. With his body having so many miles on it, he is conditioned, which helps him keep us with the modern game. In the recent matchup against Houston, James threw down a dunk that had fans on twitter going crazy.

During a Rockets possession, the Lakers managed to get a steal. With the ‘King’ running full speed ahead, they managed to find him. Likewise, LeBron took it right to the rim. However, LeBron James rose up and finished the play with a reverse dunk that made the Staples loud. Seeing things like these makes it hard to believe that James is going to be 37 years during the season.

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Coming to the Lakers, they sit at a comfortable lead at the half. They lead the Rockets by 19 points. Carmelo Anthony is leading the Lakers with 14 points off the bench. Russell Westbrook is having a good game as well, with 12 points, 5 assists and 2 rebounds. LeBron is all over the stat sheet with 7 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and a block to his name.

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It looks like the purple and gold is finally setting in with all the new faces. Their new rotation starting Bradley over DeAndre Jordan is working really well adding the defense that was lacking. However, with the Lakers having the reputation of blowing big leads this season, do you think the Rockets can pull off an upset? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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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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