LeBron James has hilarious response to tweet about Miles Bridges dunking ‘on your favorite player next season’
Young Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges is a ferocious dunker, and he’s already showing that off during Summer League out in Las Vegas.
SLAM shared a monster Bridges dunk from Sunday’s Summer League game against the San Antonio Spurs on Twitter, and none other than Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took notice of the aerial theatrics:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2019
Miles Bridges took part in the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest, so his dunking ability is known throughout the league. Still, it’s pretty neat for him to get singled out by LeBron.
Bridges’ slam was part of a terrific all-around performance against San Antonio, even if it was in a 106-96 loss. The 21-year-old put up 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and three steals. He knocked down four 3-pointers and also hit all three of his free-throw attempts. The forward had 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting in the first game of Summer League, which was a victory over the Golden State Warriors.
The Hornets are going to be counting on Bridges to take a big step in his sophomore campaign. With Kemba Walker gone and Terry Rozier in, Charlotte will need a lot more from players like Bridges and Malik Monk.
Miles Bridges was the No. 12 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but he was traded on draft night to the Hornets from the Los Angeles Clippers. In his rookie campaign, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.2 minutes per game. He appeared in 80 out of 82 games and started 25 of them, and he’ll get an even bigger opportunity moving forward.