In the world of the NBA, only a few players have reached the legendary status of LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. James is known for his skill and agility and continues to make a major impact in the NBA.
Recently, Paul George the forward for the Los Angeles Clippers shared his thoughts on James’ prowess on his podcast. George praised James’ signature move, a simple but effective technique.
“Like I’ve never seen him miss it,” Paul George said on LeBron’s signature move. “You know he ’bout to shoot when he stare at that motherf—er.” When James looks down at the ball, it signals his intention to shoot, a move that according to George remains unguardable even though it is predictable.
Paul George explains the challenge of guarding a heavier LeBron James
The physicality of LeBron James is another thing that sets him apart in the NBA. His strong build and agility make him a tough opponent, especially during drives to the basket.
Paul George on his podcast explained the challenges of defending against James. He highlighted the weight difference between them, James being approximately 50 lbs heavier, and how this impacts their interactions on the court.
“I’m ready to brace for that contact…Bron coming at you-like you gotta back-pedal, cause you gotta absorb that contact differently… So he hit me, bro, I felt like I flew back…I’m like holding my sh*t like this.” George stated.
This insight provides a glimpse into the tactical and physical challenges that defenders face when playing against James. James combination of speed, strength, and technique makes him an unstoppable force on the court.
Paul George reflects on Lakers’ dominance in shared arena with Clippers
The rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers is popular in the NBA. Despite sharing the same arena, the relationship between the two teams is often seen as an older brother-younger brother, with the Lakers historically being the more dominant team. This was further emphasized in a recent victory of the Lakers over the Clippers, their first in 11 games.
Paul George and Terance Mann of the Clippers stated how the presence of the Lakers, especially that of LeBron James, is felt even in their locker room. This highlights the Lakers’ long-standing influence and success in Los Angeles. The rivalry continues to be an important part of the NBA, with both teams trying to claim their dominance in the city.