LeBron James Reveals How Stephen Curry Inspired His No-Look Three-Point Shot

Published 01/12/2021, 11:11 PM EST
Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers continued their incredible run with another victory over the Houston Rockets. The first one came just two days back, and tonight’s win was equally dominant. They were led by LeBron James, who had a crazy statline of 26 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

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James also had an amazing highlight when he imitated Stephen Curry’s no-look three-pointer. During the second quarter, LeBron received the ball in the corner for a spot-up three. Standing in front of the Lakers bench, he took the shot and immediately turned around, before the ball could go into the net. He successfully made the shot and celebrated with his teammates before returning to the game.

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During the post-game interview, he revealed that he associates this shot with Curry the most, and so Curry inspired him in a way.

“Steph has definitely tried 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 reveals why he tried that shot

Although he is one of the most skilled players in the game currently, Bron isn’t a showboat. So this was a rare instance of him showing off. But he revealed in the interview that the real reason he did it was because of a spontaneous bet he made with teammate Dennis Schroder.

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He said, “(Dennis) said I bet you won’t make it. So to make a bet official, you either got to have a handshake or you gotta look the man in the eye so I bet it, turn around look him in the eye, and said bet.”

Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball against Houston Rockets guard John Wall (1) during the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Betting against LeBron is never a good idea, and the four-time MVP proved this to his teammate in seconds. Bron’s move was followed by smiles and laughs from the whole team, who absolutely loved the King pulling off that no-look shot. LeBron just played 29 minutes tonight, but that was enough for him to put away the Rockets.

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The Lakers now play the Thunder tomorrow, and fans will be hoping for more of such antics from LeBron.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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