WATCH: Reggie Miller Can’t Believe LeBron James Is in Year 19 As He Pulls Off His Evergreen Spin Move vs Warriors

Published 10/13/2021, 12:44 AM EDT
May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets past Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) for a basket in the first quarter of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


What LeBron James would have lost physically, coming into his 19th year, is made up for the experience he has gained in the elite league. LeBron’s basketball IQ, apart from his ability and physique, has made the superstar reach the level he is at today. He put all of that on display when the Lakers faced the Warriors for the second time this NBA preseason.

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The Akron Hammer finished the Q1 for the Lakers Nation with a picture-perfect three-pointer. Then, he slowed down a bit in the second quarter where he scored just four points, but all of them still came in style. And not to forget, Anthony Davis supported him very well too.

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LeBron James stunned the commentators with his dominance

In one match sequence, Rajon Rondo passed a lob towards King James and that ended up becoming a beautiful layup. Power forward Juan Toscano-Anderson was guarding LBJ while the latter made a textbook spin-move and tricked him. Too good for Chris Chiozza to force a block, the L-Train completed a wonderful bucket.

This compelled Reggie Miller, commentating for the game, to heap praise on the 19-year veteran. Take a close look – 

By halftime, the 4x NBA Champion had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in his 18 minutes of play. 

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LBJ making it count with Russell Westbrook

With the Lakers trailing 53-54 in Q2, LeBron James’ assist to Russell Westbrook ended up as a perfect jump shot. This was one of the many occasions where these new teammates showed amazing chemistry. 

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The only area where the duo struggled were their many turnovers. With two minutes remaining in Q3, the star duo had combined for a poor 10 TOs. This helped the Dubs Nation make a big comeback in the third quarter and take the lead. From leading 70-59, the Lakers went 73-80 to allow GSW a breather.

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Prior to Q4, Jordan Poole’s 18 points helped the Warriors stay with a single point lead. If they win this game without Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and James Wiseman, it would be a huge boost for their morale. Who were you cheering for tonight? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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