Rockets’ rookie Jabari Smith Jr pokes fun at Lebron James, Lakers’ legend responds by hitting 48 points

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Lebron James, played his recent game against the Houston Rockets on Monday, despite having an injury problem. Still, the Lakers managed to win the close encounter game, leading by 140-132, thanks to another James show.

Throughout the season, the 38-year-old has been pulling the entire team by himself, and it is finally beginning to affect the player physically. Throughout his career, LeBron has been significantly healthier than the rest. His long career is to blame for his ongoing physical problems, which he must endure.

How did rookie Jabri Smith jr Poke Lebron James?

The whole story is quite condescendingly idiosyncratic to start with and we will need to have history revisited. In his first professional game for the Cleveland Cavaliers, James faced the Sacramento Kings back in 2003. The game ended in a Cavaliers loss, but the rookie King James shone like a bright star. He scored 25 points with six rebounds and nine assists. In that match, the Kings had a player watching a legend form, on the bench: Jabari Smith.

Before the game on Monday, Jabari Smith’s son featured in the starting lineup for the Rockets against a veteran warrior. Smith Jr. didn’t forget to poke the four-time NBA champion, saying, “You played against my dad in your first NBA game. In Sacramento. Does it make you feel older?”

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LeBron Felt ‘Old As Crap’ After Jabari Smith Jr. Said James’ First Game Was Against His Dad

The king had to digest the pinch and sync the tune with the present rookie Jabari saying, “Why are you doing this to me?” There was no disrespect, and they must have had a good laugh reminiscing about the good old days.

However, the 18-time NBA all-star had responded to the young Jabari by scoring 48 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists, slamming a couple of spectacular dunks, and beating Smith Jr. in a play.

The Lakers are currently suffering from injury issues with a couple of key players. They are now the 13th seed in the Western Conference. They now have LeBron James, as the only hope remains in carrying them to the playoffs.

Throughout his career, the veteran encountered some difficulties. Though this season might take a considerable toll on the athlete.

Is LeBron ‘King’ James getting old? What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.




Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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