Before LeBron James had his 21-point 4th quarter to finish off a 46-point night against his former Cleveland Cavaliers squad, James noticed one of the few people sitting courtside was very excited after James missed a jumper at the 3rd quarter buzzer of Monday night’s game. It turns out that the person sitting courtside was a member of the Cavaliers front office whose celebration, according to LeBron, went from exciting to a little too excited, for his liking. James, as many have said online after, took the reaction personally because he responded with the monster quarter that closed out the Cavaliers and got the Lakers the win.
James had a classic night on Monday, turning back the clock in the house that he built to lead the Lakers to a big win against a scrappy Cavaliers team that had just beat the Brooklyn Nets on back-to-back nights. In addition to the amazing play, James also brought back the chalk toss last night in Cleveland.
The Lakers next game takes them to Philadelphia where they will face a 76ers team with the best record in the Eastern Conference.