LeBron James, in his second game of pre-season for the LA Lakers, showed why there are fans stubbornly refusing to give up the four-time MVP title. ‘King James’ mesmerized the T-Mobile Arena crowd in Las Vegas with a sizzling 23-spot performance.
While most of those present applauded James, one could almost predict Skip Bayless will have some shade from what the fans witnessed. When he learned the All-Star 18x was done for the night, the Fox Sports analyst was quick to post his tweet:
“Unfortunately for LeBron, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
The mockery began with an earlier tweet:
“LeBron: Save some of this for real games!”
Just as LeBron James played as if he was in mid-season form, Skip Bayless shows he is also in top form.
‘King James’ is arguably the best player in the game. He has shown once again that when necessary, he can still put on the Superman cape and show his greatness.
With AD playing well in the Lakers’ first game, LeBron James looked like he was dead. He led 0-7 from the field and scored four points, all from free throws.
The man who should have been the NBA’s all-time goal-scoring champion before the season ended simply ignored a performance that was nothing more than missed shots.
LeBron James quickly cleared any doubts about his ability as he entered his 20th season. He opened his scoring account with a two-step back with Cameron Johnson clad in his lap.
The 38-year-old also showed off his moves with his trademark chase by eliminating Mikal Bridges’ drop in the first quarter.
It was a harbinger of things to come as James made all but three of his 11 scoring attempts. All of his misses come from the 3-point line, where he has a clip of 3-6. He finished the first half with 21 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds.
LeBron James Literally Tells NBA Commissioner Adam Silver He Wants To Stay In Las Vegas
LeBron James tried to voice his desire to own an NBA team in Las Vegas if and when the league expands. He first publicly mentioned it in one of the episodes of The Shop.
“I’m a fan of the game, I’m into the game and I care about our sport. … I want to continue to help our sport grow. … I want to own a team. I want to buy a team, that’s for sure. “
He’s doubling down on that idea by telling NBA Commissioner Adam Silver that he plans to own one when the time is right.
“It’s the best fan base in the world and I’d love to bring a team here. … I want a team here, Adam [Silver]Thank.
Just like that, the pressure was on the NBA when it had to come up with a not so subtle plan by LeBron James to bring a team to Sin City. The idea of a basketball team in the gambling capital of the world owned by one of the shrewd businessmen can be irresistible.