“Some are built for this, some aren’t”- LeBron James takes shots at James Harden and Russell Westbrook post Game 3

Samir Mehdi
|Published 09/09/2020

LeBron James seems to be taking a jab at Harden and Westbrook’s Houston Rockets in his postgame interview.

The Los Angeles Lakers played the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night and comfortably defeated the Rockets, 112-102, with LeBron James leading all scorers with 36 points.

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LeBron James was asked about his performance and James seemingly took shots at the 2 Houston All-Stars.

LeBron James mocks Harden and Westbrook

LeBron James has always been confident in his abilities on the court and he made that very clear by stating he will always be able to rise to the occasion in high-leverage situations.

While uplifting himself and his team, he seemingly took a jab at the Houston Rockets for falling short once again. The quote from LeBron is pretty similar to how CP3 took a shot at the Rockets.

With this victory, LeBron James has officially passed Derek Fisher to be the all-time leader in Playoff wins. Frank Vogel praised LeBron, saying he impacts the game more than any other player in NBA history.

Do the Los Angeles Lakers have the Houston Rockets’s number?

The Rockets had the game all tied up at 82 a piece, going into the 4th quarter. However, Playoff Rondo decided to make an appearance in the 4th along Kyle Kuzma providing solid minutes off the bench. Both had crucial plays down the stretch to help pull away for the win.

Taking into account every single Game 3 in NBA history, more than 73% of all teams who have won Game 3 have won that series. Does this mean the Lakers are destined to win?

Of course not. We have seen teams come back from down 3-1 so 2-1 is very doable.

However, if the Lakers continue to get production from players off the bench, such as Markieff Morris in Game 2 and now Rondo in Game 3, Lakers will comfortably win this series as the offensive load isn’t as heavy on LeBron and Anthony Davis.

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Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi

Samir Mehdi is an NBA Editor at The Sportsrush. Ever since he was 13 years old, he’s been obsessed with the game of basketball. From watching Kobe Bryant’s highlights on YouTube to now, analyzing and breaking down every single game on League Pass, Samir’s passion for the game is unwavering. He's a complete basketball junkie who not only breaks down current games but also keenly watches ones from the 60s’ and 70s’ while also reading comprehensive books on the history of the league. Samir’s life revolves around basketball and he hopes that shows in his work. Aside from work, he loves to spend time in the gym and with his friends at social gatherings.

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