WATCH: LeBron James Adds Acrobatic Action to His Reaction After a Missed Dunk

Published 01/02/2021, 12:22 AM EST
Jan 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives up and under the basket against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a good start to their 2020-21 campaign. Their losses to Clippers and Blazers are not reflecting poorly on them as they continue to get better as a unit. LeBron James, for one, is continuing his performance from last year at the exact same level. He has picked from where he left.

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The second game between the Lakers and the Spurs was so close that the deficit never crossed the seven-point mark. The LA-based franchise also endured an early scare when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left the court after injuring his left ankle. However, the highlight of the game remained something rather funny.

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LeBron James and his show of a Hollywood style action

At the end of the first half, the Lakers were 58-55 ahead when something exhilarating happened. King James had the ball in his hand when he tried a rather easy power dunk and terribly missed it.

He lost his control, fell on the floor, and performed a 360 degrees flip to get back on his feet. That was perhaps just a savage Bron saying in his mind, “Man, no miss can mess with me!”

The 4-time NBA Champion showed just that as he completed a triple-double. He scored 26 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and 2 steals in his 36 minutes of play. His 27-ft contested 3-pointer and the 100% accuracy from the free-throw line helped the Lakers.

How good were the Lakers tonight?

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The Lakers were leading 17-14 in the first quarter but lost the quarter after struggling from the two-point range. They bounced back, thanks to the 14 three-pointers at an impressive accuracy of 42.4%. 

Kyle Kuzma entered to cover for an injured KCP and gave yet another decent performance on both ends of the court. Both Dennis Schroder and Anthony Davis looked very strong at defense as the Lakers snatched the victory away from the Spurs in clutch time. 

Although the star duo combined a 60-point game, it was a team effort that helped them win in the very last minute of the game. 

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After facing the Spurs twice, the Lakers will now face the Grizzlies twice too. Do you think they can stretch their lead to a 6-2 from here? Help us know your opinion in the comment box.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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