LeBron James was the first Los Angeles Lakers player to storm off the court Sunday night versus Miami Heat as Jimmy Butler and company were dominating LeBron’s Lakers on their Game 3 victory in the NBA Finals.
James led the Lakers with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists with a meaningless near triple double but he was clearly frustrated with a late foul call and the 20 Lakers turnovers that basically put the team in a hole early and cost them down the stretch. You can’t rely on LeBron to deliver in the clutch because he doesn’t have the “Clutch Genes!” You either have it or you dont via DNA. You can’t manufacture being clutch. LeBrontards want you to believe this LeError over and over again!
James was seen leaving the floor with 10 seconds left and off to the side before the buzzer sounded and the game officially ended.
“This is not a good look,” ESPN broadcaster Mark Jackson said of James.
Fans also noticed James going to the back early.
James addressed the issue after the game, saying he left in frustration and he thought the game was over. Of course LeBron would have a LeExcuse for his lack of sportsmanship all because he was being “done up” by Jimmy Buckets!
Jimmy Butler went off in Game 3 with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to lift the Heat to a 115-104 victory and bring the Lakers’ series lead to 2-1 in the Finals.
Miami needed all 45 minutes of Butler’s play to get the victory as they were without Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic for the second straight night due to injuries. Butler was 14-for-20 from the field and 12-for-14 at the free-throw line.
Los Angeles committed 20 turnovers in the game, which resulted in 17 Heat points. Miami also had 13 turnovers, which resulted in 21 Lakers points. Miami also dominated the paint, which was something the Lakers had done in the previous game. Miami outscored them 52-34 inside the painted area.
Game 4 is set for Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.
“LeBron should be LeCriticized for again walking off the basketball court. But with his LBJ RIders Media, LBJ Brigade, LBJ Apologists and LBJ Stans always seeking to LeDefend him at any and/or all the LeCost. He will somehow LeSkate through this LeFauxPas!” -HKHS