LeBron James casually sinks half-court jump shot during NBA All-Star practice
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James went Stephen Curry mode during NBA All-Star practice on Saturday afternoon, draining a three-pointer from half court with little effort:
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 16, 2019
What’s crazy about this is that we marvel at it, but James and most other NBA players can probably do this on the regular.
Just like Shaquille O’Neal can probably make a whole bunch of three-pointers in a row in practice but can’t actually make them during an actual NBA game.
Not known as a sharpshooter, James is shooting 35.5 percent from three-point range this season, which is actually a bit above his career average of 34.4 percent.
On the season overall, LeBron is averaging 26.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 1.3 steals over 34.9 minutes per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the floor and 67.9 percent from the free-throw line.
The 34-year-old, who is playing in his 16th NBA season, is making his 15th straight All-Star appearance and is the captain of his All-Star team for the second straight year.
James signed with the Lakers this past summer after a four-year run in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers that included four straight finals appearance and an NBA championship in 2016, marking James’ third NBA title.
Previously, the four-time MVP had won two titles with the Miami Heat, notching back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.
Going into this season, James had made the finals eight years in a row dating back to his first year with the Heat back in 2011, when Miami lost to the Dallas Mavericks in six games.
Barring something unforeseen over the next few months, it’s looking like the 2019 NBA Finals will be the first finals without LeBron since 2010.