WATCH: Lakers’ LeBron James Destroys Russell Westbrook with His Power-bomb Dunk

Published 09/04/2020, 11:41 PM EDT


One can’t do much as a guard when LeBron James is playing full throttle. He is a class apart and comes in a powered package at 6’9” weighing 250 lbs. After that special appearance when the Lakers donned a Black Mamba jersey, LeBron has become ever more threatening.

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In Game 1 and round 2 against the Houston Rockets, Bron had 13 points, five assists, and five rebounds in the first half alone. He and Anthony Davis looked in sync and that showcased in the speed and precision of Bron’s game.

LeBron James hammered the Rockets’ defense

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In the second quarter, when the Lakers were trailing 34-39, something spectacular happened. The Lakers won a rebound, Alex Caruso passed the ball to LeBron running towards the ring, and there came a powerbomb. Bron dunked over guard Russell Westbrook and completely posterized him in the most dominant way possible. 

Through JaVale McGee’s eyes, one can imagine how good the move must have been, since it left Russell on the floor. But that was not it. The Akron Hammer came back with one more threat when Lakers were still 62-67 behind. He completely denied Westbrook a shot at the glass as he blocked it in a dynamic fashion. Bron won the rebound and ran back to convert a shot from the paint. As the commentator rightly pointed, “He got some bounce in those 35-YO legs.” Westbrook must have been startled by how LeBron was finishing him with those moves.

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Lakers will not have it easy against the Rockets

LeBron is coming after the first series with an impressive record. He has a couple of triple-doubles under his belt and is looking even more dangerous. AD, as his figures suggest, is another kind of player when he is in the playoffs. 

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But having said that, James Harden is on the other end. He had accumulated 31 points in game 1 at the beginning of the third quarter itself. He is a scoring machine and can do a lot of damage to the Lakers by himself. The L-Train totally looks under control against Russell, but they still seem to lack a concrete game plan against a lethal Harden. 

It remains to be seen how Russell can come up with an answer in the coming games and how LeBron can keep humiliating his opponents.

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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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