Lakers’ LeBron James gets sweet revenge to Cavs exec who celebrated his 3-quarter buzzer-beater miss
A Cleveland Cavaliers front office member got a little too excited after LeBron James missed a buzzer-beater at the end of the third. As he walked to the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench, James saw the executive celebrating his heart out. At this moment, it became personal for The King.
Check the clip below to see the incident in question. Notice how James locked his eyes at the front office member as he walked towards the bench. James then exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter, bringing his tally to a season-high 46 points with the Lakers.
After the game, LeBron revealed that the Cavs exec might have given him that extra fuel.
LeBron said a member of the Cavs front office celebrated his miss at the end of the third. He scored 21 in the fourth.
"He was a little bit too excited about seeing me miss." pic.twitter.com/7gz8poJmRq
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 26, 2021
Monday marked LeBron James’ first game this season in his hometown, and he made sure that his former team and beloved city would remember it. LBJ dropped 46 points on a stellar 73 percent shooting clip (19-of-26), 7-of-11 from deep and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also had eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.
The battle was close, as the Lakers couldn’t seem to find a way to stop Andre Drummond, who had 25 points and 17 rebounds. James’ former teammate Cedi Osman did some damage too by chipping in 20 points, which included five 3-pointers.
However, as the game progressed, the Lakers showed why they’re the defending champions.
It would be interesting to know who that Cavaliers front office member is. After all, James has had some drama with the Cleveland front office in the past, specifically when he bolted for Miami in 2010. In what looks like a déjà vu, it was the Lakers star who had the last laugh.