The Los Angeles Lakers got a huge win on Thursday night as they took down the champion Golden State Warriors, 124-111, at home.
While LA’s biggest star of the night was Malik Beasley with his 25 points, that doesn’t mean that LeBron James didn’t have an impact.
He only scored 13 points for the night but one play was an absolute rim-shaker.
LEBRON TOOK FLIGHT 🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/DgFjY7toDW
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 24, 2023
At the start of the second quarter, James lifted himself off the ground with immense power as he received and dunked a pass from Dennis Schroder.
This would be a great play from any athlete but it’s even more amazing because James is 38 years old.
Yet despite only being a couple of years away from 40, James often moves like someone a decade younger.
At the start of his career, James was doing stuff like this night after night.
Naturally, the amount of huge dunks has diminished as time has slowly but surely caught up with him.
Despite having a record-breaking season already, James wasn’t the best player on the court on Thursday,
But this gave a chance for the remainder of the roster to step up and fill the void.
For the first time in a long time, they did just that and helped secure the win.
This gave James more time to rest and took a lot of pressure off his shoulders.
This is great news because it will ensure fewer injuries as the season goes on and it will also give him more energy to produce enormous dunks like the one that got LA fans hyped on Thursday.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Makes A Playoff Prediction For The Lakers