Watch: LeBron James Makes His First Chalk Toss In The Bubble
July 24, 2020
The NBA has officially returned with scrimmage games on Wednesday. Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luja Doncic, Damian Lillard, and many others made their bubble debuts. Oh here comes the best part. NBA fans couldn’t wait to see the great LeBron James and his chalk toss. Yes, the king is ready to win games and he is ready to help the team win a title.
It was weird at the beginning, and superstars and production crews had to get used to playing games with no fans in attendance. But, this doesn’t change the fact that it was a good day of NBA hoops. The list of scores is pretty wild, and the Lakers lost their first game to the Dallas Mavericks. The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the San Antonio Spurs (113-92), the Indiana Pacers had more luck than the Portland Trail Blazers (91-88) and the Phoenix Suns smashed Rudy Gobert’s Utah Jazz with a 101-88 win.
LeBron James does his chalk toss for the win
Let’s go back to the Lakers. The team picked up right where they left off in the first scrimmage in Florida. LeBron’s guys lost the game to the Dallas Mavericks as the superstars sat out the second half after building up a lead in the first half of the game. LeBron and Davis showed the same power they had before the suspension. We also saw some of the weaknesses. There was a lack of consistent bench play and playmakers had to try more.
One thing stands for sure. LeBron and Davis showed no signs of weakness. They scored 12 points each in their 15 minutes apiece on the court. LeBron had 5 assists and 3 rebounds. Davis seasoned that with 2 steals and reminded everyone that he is the Defensive Player of the Year. This may be a meaningless scrimmage, but it was enough for everyone to remember that the Lakers came to play serious basketball. LA players had great runs supported by their offense and defense. According to some analysts, the Lakers work better when the superstars are on the floor. Well, that’s why LeBron and Davis came to LA. To win a championship and add more rings to their portfolio.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.