It cannot be said often or emphatically enough: LeBron James is really, really good at basketball.
The latest proof, as if more were needed, came Thursday night in Cleveland — where James and the rest of the Cavaliers played the Philadelphia Sixers. Midway through the first quarter, James pulled off an absolutely incredible remove. He split two Sixers defenders, while simultaneously dribbling through the legs of his own teammate — Tristan Thompson. He then picked up the ball and drove to the hoop for a layup.
Basketball Twitter lost its collective mind. Here’s a sampling of the reaction, including from James himself.
🤷🏾♂️ The young generation would say I was in my bag and haters will say it’s fake. https://t.co/hCXa7OctWR
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 2, 2018
LeBron James really went behind-the-back and through Tristan Thompson’s legs. CRAZY: pic.twitter.com/STpANrmt8y
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) March 2, 2018
Wait a second HOLD UP LeBron just split a double team by going behind-the-back through Tristan Thompson’s legs 😳 WHAT pic.twitter.com/6AQeVmdDsx
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 2, 2018
LeBron James behind the back dribble between Tristan Thompson’s legs HOW??????????????? pic.twitter.com/m7HBBf94t8
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 2, 2018
Cavs really gave Tristan Thompson 82 million dollars to be a Tech Deck ramp for LeBron to olley off
— Dan Carson (@TheDoctorCarson) March 2, 2018
LeBron just pulled off one of the most insane dribble moves I have ever witnessed
— Liberty Ballers (@Liberty_Ballers) March 2, 2018
LeBron was just named Professor of the Dark Arts at Hogwarts for Albus Severus Potter’s first year. https://t.co/cD41oWsU7i
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) March 2, 2018
Harden: I had the move of the year!
LeBron: hold my beer https://t.co/58hlPySoc7
— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) March 2, 2018
lebron just went behind the back to nutmeg his teammate to bounce pass back to himself
— Haley O’Shaughnessy (@HaleyOSomething) March 2, 2018
LeBron did what? pic.twitter.com/0jrc7nOJ4J
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) March 2, 2018
Watch above, via TNT.
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