LeBron James’ clear admission against Pacers after serving one-game suspension
LeBron returned to the floor on Wednesday night for the Lakers, and boy, did he make a return. The King led the Purple & Gold to a hard-earned overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers, 124-116. LeBron drained crucial three-pointers in the extra period to stave off the stubborn Pacers. He finished with 39 points, including five deep bombs, and tallied five rebounds and six assists.
The least surprised person with LeBron’s bounce-back game of sorts was LeBron himself, who admitted he entered the game with a specific mindset (via ESPN).
“I was excited about being in the lineup. Me not playing last night on the second night of a back-to-back, I knew I could kind of give our guys a boost of energy with me not playing last night.”
LeBron got disappointed with missing their previous game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, the venue of some of his most memorable performances. Without the four-time MVP in the lineup, the Lakers lost to the Knicks, 106-100.
Right from the onset, it was clear that LeBron James was raring to go against the Pacers. With Anthony Davis out because of flu-like symptoms, he knew he would have to do extra for the Lakers. So that’s exactly what he did.