After years of missing the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers finally had a great team thanks to LeBron James and the addition of Anthony Davis. The Lake Show were blowing out teams, which was the case in this game agains the Utah Jazz.
The game was such a blowout that LeBron gave away his Nike LeBron 17 shoes prior to this moment, signing the shoes for a two young fans in the stands. As the lead expanded, the Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma blocked two consecutive shots on the same play. This had James and the Los Angeles bench bouncing, with the King swinging his towel while vibing on the court in his socks. At this point, Utah Jazz TV announcers Craig Bolerjack and Matt Harpring were triggered, calling out LeBron for his “disrespect.” LeBron eventually realized he drifted too far onto the hardwood and stylishly slid back onto the sideline. James eventually heard of the Jazz slander and responded on Instagram:
“Negativity, bad energy, hate, envy, etc etc will try to bring you down throughout your journey and it’s up to you on how you handle it. I handle it by simply saying “Thank You” with a 😁 on my face and continue to push forward while doing it! LIVE.LAUGH.LOVE 🙏🏾❤️👑.
The NikeGrip Elite Socks that James danced in can be found at Nike Store.
Cover image via Golf Digest