LeBron James was worn out in the 1st quarter. Then he wore out Phoenix in the second quarter!
What really matters: LeBron James did not get hurt in this game! We could stop here, but there is a word limit for pages here at Lake Show Life.
Oh, LeBron was hurting in the 1st quarter. He was raising his hand halfway through the first quarter to sit down and rest. He only hit one free throw, missed the other and four other shots from the field. When he returned in the second quarter, well let’s just say that things were different when he got his second wind.
After watching this “Boogie Down Professional” turn around jumper fall, James starting practicing his fadeaways from various spots on the floor, making four straight shots. What was scary was he had the baseline spin for dunks on each one. In short, this was a light workout and the Suns still couldn’t do anything with him when his rhythm returned.
In 15 minutes of light work, James put up a stat line of 11 points (4-10 shooting, 3-5 FTs.) with 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
Frank Vogel weighed in on LeBron’s performance via the L.A. Times.
"“We anticipated a little bit rusty first stretch and I thought that played out,” Vogel said. “Once he got his legs underneath him, I think he settled in and looked great. I think it was anticipated and as I anticipated and it’s going to be a matter of getting his legs back under him again.”"
In layman’s terms, LeBron James was scrimmaging trying to get a light workout. Look for the same in the next game. Start caring around December 22nd, 2020, which is next week.
That takes care of one superstar, read on to lesson four to see how Anthony Davis did on his opening night.