Wednesday night saw LeBron James nail a clutch 3 point shot to pull off a big win for the LA Lakers. He did all of this while fighting through a blinding eye injury.
James was nearly blinded during that game-winning shot, but he sunk it anyway. He explained to reporters following the game that he had to navigate between three rims. Obviously, he picked the right rim to aim at.
“The first thing I did when KCP kicked it out, I looked at the shot clock,” LeBron said after the Lakers’ big 103 to 100 victory over the Warriors. He was poked in the eye during a previous possession, but he didn’t call out who did the deed. The important part is that he nailed the shot.
“The second thing I saw was three rims from being poked in the eye on that previous possession when I drove to the hole and then in transition. So, I just aimed for the middle one.”
His left eye was damaged, but LeBron focused and nailed that shot anyway. That brought fans in the Staples Center to a huge ovation as their Lakers pulled off a very exciting win. It was also a moment that will likely remain on highlight reels for some time to come.
LeBron posted up about five feet behind the 3 point line as well. So, he wasn’t going for an easy bucket. That shot was even harder to sink since he was looking at three rims while he did it.
It seems that King James’ eye is okay after he let some time pass. That didn’t change the fact that his clutch shot was a very difficult one to hit.
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