WATCH: LeBron James Smacks Timberwolves Player in the Face With the Ball With Hilarious Turnover

Published 12/18/2021, 12:34 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks during overtime at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy Reuters


The Los Angeles Lakers face off with an old rival, the Minnesota Timberwolves. Although the Lakers are finally doing a lot better than before, their inconsistency continues to be persistent. Besides, not being able to pull it together against a team that already defeated them once with a stellar victory just adds to the fans’ misery. Another foolish but hilarious turnover at the hands of their superstar LeBron James makes us wonder whether they will continue with this.

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LeBron James’ hilarious turnover adds to the Timberwolves scoreboard

Although both teams entered this matchup with some momentum, Minnesota seemed to be the only team carrying it during the game. They continued to outscore the purple and gold in all of the quarters. In fact, they were up by 85-65 by the end of the third quarter.

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They have Karl-Anthony Towns putting up incredible numbers on the board, along with De’Angelo Russell, and Malik Beasley pitching in behind him. This had Lakers fans looking for their superstars. Russell Westbrook was the only one putting up decent numbers.

However, by the time LeBron James caught some momentum, they were still unable to catch up to their opponents. They continued to trail throughout the game, and James’ turnover that landed on Jarred Vanderbilt’s face led to a dunk for Malik Beasley. It looks like the odds are in their favor.

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Dec 17, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) gets a loose ball against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

While players checking into the league’s health and safety protocols has become a problem for the Lakers, there is another reason for their inefficiency.

At first, Russell Westbrook was bearing the brunt for his inability to step up, now it’s Anthony Davis. Not only has Davis failed to keep himself off the injury list, but even his presence hasn’t been of great help. This was just the case while playing the Timberwolves. He could not even reach double-digits until he was injured once again.

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With the fourth quarter in full force, the Lakers look like they’re going to lose this one. Do you think they can pull out of an incredible upset?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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