Sport Kawhi Leonard's reaction to LeBron's lockdown defense is the newest NBA meme
Mike Budenholzer: Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves back-to-back MVPs
What else was Budenhozer going to say? That doesn’t make him wrong. Antetokounmpo averaged 29.6 points per game with a ridiculous 60.8 true shooting percentage, plus he averaged 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. However, what really separates Antetokounmpo from LeBron James, James Harden and every other elite offensive player in the league is the other end of the court — the Greek Freak has been a Defensive Player of the Year caliber player. He has lifted his team to the best record in the league with his play on both ends.
It only took one night of NBA action in the Disney World restart to produce a new meme.
In the Los Angeles Lakers’ 103-101 victory against the rival Clippers, LeBron James played incredible defensein the final possession to clinch the win and the statement about which LA team is best (for now) as the playoff team approaches.
It was in that sequence (we’ll get to it!) that a screengrab of Leonard’s reaction showed what fans read as frustration, and which I read as him just trying to find George with the game on the line.
NBA championship odds: Lakers, Clippers, Bucks are top 2020 NBA Finals contenders in the bubble
The latest NBA championship odds as the season restarts in the Orlando bubble feature the same three teams at the top.According to most sports books, if your name is not the Lakers, the Bucks or the Clippers, you have little-to-no chance of winning this year's NBA championship.
Of course, it went viral.
Here’s the sequence:
LeBron denies Kawhi AND Paul George for the win— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob)
And the screengrab:
he wants no part of LeBron lmaoo????— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo)
And the reaction:
Kawhi was frustrated. Lebron had him JAILED.— The Pettiest Laker Fan ???? (@_whogonestopmee)
kawhi tried to extend his forearm so his hand was there ????????— kanye , lebron , patrick mahomes (@HandKanye)
Kawhi Like “stop passing me the ball”— ???? (@Dr_Sweets23)
????— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA)
LeBron James entered the bubble with a gray-tinted beard — perhaps as a message that he's dominating at an age when many athletes retire
LeBron James rarely does things unintentionally, and his gray beard may be a message to his opponents and doubters.When the Los Angeles Lakers entered the Disney bubble to resume the season, 35-year-old James showed up with a thick beard with gray flecks in it, a departure from his normal look.— Trevor (@trvorXX)
I know King James is going to win the championship this year strictly based on how he stared down Kawhi Leonard in the final seconds of tonight’s game— Velo Daddy (@VeloDaddy)
New Lock Screen— ZeN (@zenthepoet)
— Hannah ???????? (@hannahbrad)
Bron had this guy panicking, hang this in a museum— HBK???? (@CountOnZach)
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Darren Collison says talk of him playing for Lakers was “overhyped” .
“To keep it 100, they overhyped the whole thing. Like, I wasn’t even thinking about coming back."The rumors about a Collison return started just after January 1 and spun out of control in Los Angeles when he sat with Lakers’ owner Jeanie Buss at a game.