The highlight of Portland’s 115-107 win over the Lakers tonight was Derrick Jones Jr blocking LeBron James emphatically.
After getting off to a fast start, the Lakers ceded ground to the Blazers in the second quarter. They squandered a double-digit lead to trail 58-54 at halftime. They got the lead back in the 3rd quarter, but Gary Trent Jr was red-hot from 3-point territory.
Trent Jr gave the Blazers the lead in the 4th, which they never relinquished after 9 minutes remaining in the period. Before that transpired, however, Derrick Jones gave us the highlight of the game at the end of the 3rd. He came from behind to completely pin James’ attempt into the ground.
😱 Airplane Mode SAYS NO on NBA TV! 😱 pic.twitter.com/sZOaJPQFfv
— NBA (@NBA) December 29, 2020
NBA Twitter reacts to Derrick Jones Jr blocking LeBron James
Given the way the game turned out after this crucial intervention, there were a ton of LeBron’s detractors who came to the fore on Twitter.
LeBron getting embarrassed once again it never gets old😂😂😂
— Official🧙♂️(0-2) And (10-5)-x (@Officialj0nn) December 29, 2020
Here before Adam Silver takes it down
— Jaylen is an All Star (1-2) (@elitejaylen) December 29, 2020
Bronny when Lebron walks through the door pic.twitter.com/3vg3FnUuTk
— Kevin Wayne (@Kay_Gee_Too) December 29, 2020
Bron calling Adam silver rn telling him to get rid of this highlight forever
— ryan🎒 (@homiesloveryan) December 29, 2020
There were also a bunch of Derrick Jones Jr supporters in the threads.
Derrick Jones Jr. is nicknamed Airplane Mode because of his ability to jump really high!
— Booger’s Burner (@BoogersBurner1) December 29, 2020
Love seeing Lebron get smacked down!
— Just Dave (@Davethejester) December 29, 2020
LeBron had an efficient night overall. But the lack of support from Anthony Davis, coupled with the Blazers guards lighting it up at the right time, meant they dropped their second game of the season at home.