LeBron James makes history in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform and there’s a Kobe Bryant link!
Now that we have had all of the fun of watching LeBron James literally remind members of the Cleveland Cavaliers front office who he was and who got the franchise their only NBA title, he did play a basketball game. Sure, he scored 46 points, 8 rebounds , 6 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals. But look at the list of accomplishments behind those stats.
- It was a season high scoring number for LeBron James.
- It was also the first time that he topped 40 points this year and the second most he’d ever scored as a Laker (Highest was 51 points against Miami two years ago!).
- He topped his original high of 43 points against Cleveland when he was in Miami.
- He knocked down seven 3 pointers which was his highest total as a Laker.
- Finally, if all of that wasn’t enough, LeBron James became the oldest Laker to score 40 points in a game since the “Icon” Kobe Bryant did it in his 60-point farewell performance in 2016.
There has been times that Lake Show Life has rolled its collective eyes about LeBron chasing stats in his tenure in Los Angeles. Let’s be clear, this game was not one of them. Sure, he wanted to shut that Cavs Executive up, but the fact still remains that the Lakers NEEDED this explosion to win the game.
It wasn’t hard to predict that LeBron would try to put on a show after Anthony Davis destroyed the Chicago Bulls with 37 points in his homecoming against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. But after the first quarter when he dropped scored 17 points in the first quarter matching AD’s point total. with 17 points with a buzzer-beater to finish the quarter…
Everyone knew that it was going to be a special night. Then that guy opened his mouth and made the night extraordinary.
There was something else in the last two games that were extraordinary as well. While AD went crazy in Chicago, LeBron had a season low in scoring with only 17 points. In this game, the superstars switched places statistically and figuratively. Read on to see what Anthony Davis did for the Los Angeles Lakers.