The Los Angeles Lakers had a dominant game against the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day, and LeBron James used this filthy move to compare himself to Michael Jackson. The four-time NBA champion converted a nice fadeaway over Mavericks star Luka Doncic. His shot made headlines and LeBron took to his Instagram to draw a comparison. Los Angeles finished the night with a 138-115 win over Dallas. Most NBA analysts would agree that the best has yet to come.
The big game revolved around LeBron and Doncic. King James had 22 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds in his 31 minutes on the floor. His younger opponent had team-high 27 points and seven assists.
LeBron James, Lakers players pull out filthy move against Dallas
LeBron did poke fun at Doncic with his nice move, but this doesn’t change the fact that he has lots of respect for the talented player.
Lakers players did a wonderful job on Friday night. Anthony Davis scored 28 points, and LeBron became the second-leading Christmas scorer in league history. Montrezl Harrell scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half. Dennis Schroder finished the night with 18 points and six assists. It was a good game for both players. Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka did a wonderful job this offseason. Signing Harrell and Schroder turned out to be a really great deal.
LA outrebounded Dallas 53-27 and celebrated its first win of the regular season with a dominant fourth quarter.
LeBron moved into second place behind Lakers legend Kobe Bryant for the most points scored on Christmas. He passed Oscar Robertson in the third quarter of the game. King James has 383 points in 15 games on Christmas. Kobe had 395 in 16 holiday games.
Los Angeles had an aggressive and accurate game from the opening tip. They had a 69-57 halftime lead and hit 61.4% of their shots. Doncic went 3 for 10 in the first half but combined with Burke for 22 points in the third quarter to cut the Lakers’ lead.
Lakers players are taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. NBA fans are ready for another spectacular game.