LeBron James still has a few surprises left in him.
LEBRON DID THE CURRY NO-LOOK THREE 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Ctm3uHJW2q
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 13, 2021
James said he was inspired in the moment by a challenge from teammate Dennis Schroder, who bet him he couldn’t make it. James said no wager can be sealed without a handshake or eye contact, so he theatrically made his 180-degree pivot to Schroder as the ball arced toward the hoop and said, “Bet it.”
LeBron says his turnaround shot was a bet with Dennis Schroder on the sideline pic.twitter.com/Jf2eeXm7Li
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 13, 2021
James scored 26 points in the defending champs’ 117-100 victory. But it was those 3 points that were truly memorable.
Here are several looks. Enjoy them all.
— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) January 13, 2021
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 13, 2021
Look how high up the ball still was when LeBron turned around to look at the bench pic.twitter.com/ru2yCkPkGJ
— Ali B (@ali_behpoornia) January 13, 2021
LEBRON IN HIS BAG, LEAGUE IS DONE pic.twitter.com/TcyGIIWqcu
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) January 13, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.