LeBron James is not having a great first year with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s now on a minutes restriction, and the team has been mired in controversy surrounding potential trades for Anthony Davis on the way to missing the playoffs.
It’s called James’ public persona into question for many, and Sunday night’s failure at Madison Square Garden felt like the perfect encapsulation of what it’s been like for LeBron.
The play of the game came with just 2.3 seconds left. New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay had previously sunk two free throws to give his squad the lead, 124-123.
On the ensuring possession, James had the ball on the left mid-post with New York’s Mario Hezonja guarding him. James went up for the shot, which Hezonja promptly blocked.
Space Jam 2 can’t get here fast enough for ol’ LeBron.