Luka Doncic made what was likely the best gamewinner of the 2020-21 NBA season, and LeBron James is here for it.
Doncic has been lighting it up this season, and he’s already got some FAMOUS daggers in his NBA career. Anybody who watched these can never forget him burying the Celtics twice at the end of the game.
Or the fact that he leveled the first playoff series of his career with a buzzer-beating stepback 3-pointer. Or his one-handed release from the corner as a rookie against the TrailBlazers.
Luka has added to his legend today with an even tougher circus shot. He received an inbounds pass with about 2 seconds left on the game clock today, and there wasn’t much he could find open. His only option was to put up THIS off balance shot, and look how it went in.
GAME. WINNER. FLOATING. THREE. 😱pic.twitter.com/LEc0Rv2D71
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 15, 2021
Stumped, are you? There’s no way this situation should have come to fruition. It happened because Grayson Allen, a career 90% free throw shooter, squandered both of his freebies at the end of the game. This gave Luka the opportunity to maybe go for a win or tie, and boy did he deliver!
LeBron James congratulates Luka Doncic for this insane shot as NBA Twitter explodes
Among the first to take to Twitter and congratulate the 22-year-old is LeBron James. The Lakers’ superstar is out of action with a foot injury suffered in March, but he’s obviously keeping up with the times.
James himself seems to be as shell-shocked by this shot as the rest of us. The sentiment was obvious as he said “WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Cmon Luka Doncic you ain’t serious man!!”
WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Cmon @luka7doncic you ain’t serious man!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2021
The rest of NBA Twitter is on a similar disbelieving streak and we can’t blame them. We’ve always seen Luka convert all kinds of circus shots – both in games and in practice. But this particular shot is definitely on a new level, and the Slovenian sensation deserves all the praise in the world.