While LeBron James has long been the standard-bearer for NBA players, there are facets of his game that took a little while longer to develop. While it took a while, LeBron became a clutch 3-point shooter over the years.
After nailing one of his signature 3’s in a preseason matchup with the Golden State Warriors, Bron’s teammate, Dwight Howard, had a little fun with the NBA legend. While goofing around during warm-ups, Howard pantomimed LeBron’s shoulder shimmy move and put up a faux trifecta of his own.
The lighthearted joke amongst teammates went viral when the 6’`10″ center, not known for his outside game, was shared on Instagram by the Lakers with the caption, “Who shot it better?”
Howard has long been known amongst his NBA counterparts as a guy who likes to fool around. He once said that he’d like to hit a Stone Cold Stunner during a game. He’s also shared some sporting back-and-forth in the past with Shaq.
Back on October 2, 2021, ESPN’s SportsCenter posted a video where Howard said that LeBron commented that he’d allow him to shoot a three if he were to record two blocks in a game.
It remains to be seen if the big man will take LeBron up on his offer. It is good, though, to see professional athletes not taking themselves too seriously.
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