At least one LeBron James team can get it done in the fourth quarter. After trailing by as much as 20 points, Team LeBron made a run in the final frame in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game to beat Team Giannis on Sunday night in Charlotte.
Ironically, Team LeBron made their run while James was on the bench, however, that might have had something to do with the fact that Antetokounmpo was also on the bench. James ended the night with 19 points on 9-17 shooting from the field to go along with 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks.
Kevin Durant led Team LeBron with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists — and walked away with the game’s MVP award — but it was Damian Lillard that carried Team LeBron to the finish line as he went absolutely berserk in the fourth quarter from behind the arc. Hopefully James was in his ear enough throughout the weekend for him to consider requesting a trade out of Portland this summer.
Unfortunately, Lakers fans didn’t get to see the LeBron James and Anthony Davis show they were looking forward to seeing as Davis played less than five minutes due to fear of re-aggravating his shoulder injury.
James will have the next few days off before returning to his team of non All-Stars later this week. The Lakers will play the Pacers on Thursday in what will be the first game of a 25-game fight for the playoffs. They’re currently three games back of the eighth-seeded LA Clippers.
I hope James had fun (and got plenty of winking in) this past weekend, because the next few months are going to be a hellish nightmare.