Los Angeles Lakers: 3 lessons from LeBron James, Anthony Davis Mile High show

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LeBron James can still put it on you if he gets angry. Monte Morris found out the hard way.

Mike Malone probably has Monte Morris writing down in a notepad “I will not trash talk LeBron James and get him mad”  about 2000 times before he could go home. It’s just not a good idea for bench players to talk to superstars and rile them up. We’ve already been over the huge mistake.  Let’s look at the consequences of his actions.

At the end of the half, LeBron reminded Jerami Grant where the weight room was blowing by him, muscling up a tough layup and drawing the foul. Nikola Jokic didn’t want any of that smoke coming from the L-Train. More on Jokic later courtesy of Dwight Howard.

In the second half, LeBron James threw down a dunk so vicious the entire crowd was buzzing for two reasons. One, from the power of the dunk and two, some thought the basket extension was broken.

LeBron sent Torrey Craig to join Grant in the weight room and almost tore the rim down. Then he walked away all calm and gangsta like. Come on LeBron, why you punch that poor rim like that Doc?


Lake Show Life has been critical of LeBron James and his slippage of play lately. He was subpar against the Suns. But he would not allow his team to lose on this night.

James collected his NBA leading 12th triple-double of the season, dropping 32 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out 14 assists. In overtime, he set the table for Anthony Davis to close the Nuggets out.

James shot 15-of-29 from the field but struggled with his 3-point stroke. He missed his last six shots from deep (1-of-7). He’ll have time in Chicago to work on that 1-of-4 performance from the foul line. He’s got to clean that up in the second half.