Throwing games away was something the Los Angeles Lakers did early in the season. However, it seems like they want to flip the script as they wrap a second comeback win over the Indiana Pacers. LeBron James returned from suspension and put on a show coming up clutch for the purple and gold. Fellow teammate Malik Monk spoke about the ‘King’ after the game and compared him to Michael Jordan.
James was in his zone tonight. After being suspended for a scuffle with Stewart, the ‘King’ had to redeem himself. Hence, he chose to speak through his game and took it out on the Pacers. Putting on a brilliant performance late in the game, as LeBron showed why he is one of the greatest players. He did it on both ends of the floor and answered all critics in the best way possible.
Nov 24, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) shoots in the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
After the game, Monk spoke to the reporters and deemed James as the current generation Michael Jordan.
LeBron James puts on a show in Indiana
The Lakers seemed out of the game after falling behind 12 points in the third quarter. However, the team rallied back into the game and even took the lead in overtime. But, a big-time three by rookie Chris Duarte sent the game overtime. This is where LeBron James dominated, scoring 8 of the 12 Laker points.
After this dominating performance, Malik Monk spoke to the reporter and said, “I’ve been watching him my whole life. He’s like our Jordan… I’m just blessed to be out there with him every day.”
“I’ve been watching him my whole life. He’s like our Jordan… I’m just blessed to be out there with him every day.” -Malik Monk, to @LakersReporter, on LeBron James.
— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) November 25, 2021
For the current generation of young players, LeBron has set a high benchmark. Coming in the league in 2003, James has been on top ever since. Likewise, for most players, he resembles what Michael Jordan did to his own generation. LeBron himself drew inspiration from Jordan. Hence, it is great to see young players give it back to the ‘King’ after he proved his greatness.
LeBron went off for 39 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks in the overtime win. The bench came up big for the Lakers tonight as Malik Monk led the way with 17 points. Carmelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington combined for 28 points as the purple and gold improve to 10-10 for the season. Do you think the Lakers will be better once Anthony Davis returns? Let us know in the comments below.
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