Video: LeBron James is the latest All-Star victim of Magic forward Jonathan Isaac’s block
Earlier in the week, Orlando Magic second-year big man Jonathan Isaac had a monster block on Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid. Now, Isaac can add Los Angeles Lakers superstar small forward LeBron James to his block list.
The Lakers are in Orlando Saturday to take on the Magic at the Amway Center. Los Angeles is on a four-game winning streak and is trying to climb up the Western Conference standings. James, who played four seasons with the Miami Heat, still has some fans in Florida. Jonathan Isaac isn’t one of them.
Gotta respect Jonathan Isaac's fearlessness. Might be built like a toothpick but isn't scared of being snapped in two when a freight train like Joel Embiid or LeBron James comes barreling at the rim pic.twitter.com/DnpmKcg3VF
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 18, 2018
Entering Saturday, Jonathan Isaac was averaging 1.1 blocks per game. The 6-foot-1o’s lengthy wingspan makes up for his lack of strength and muscle.
The Magic selected Isaac with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Florida State University. He only played in 27 games during his rookie season due to an ankle injury. The 21-year-old is healthy now and proving to be a force on the defensive end.
In nine games this season, Jonathan Isaac is averaging 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 26.3 percent from beyond the arc, and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line. The Magic are hoping Isaac, Aaron Gordon, and Mohamed Bamba can be a lethal frontcourt duo for the next decade.