NBA

LeBron James.

Watch: LeBron James completely embarrasses the Toronto Raptors with three-pointer

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

It's LeBron James's world and the rest of us are just living in it.

Every year, when the NBA Playoffs come around, King James reminds fans and opponents of that fact and 2017 has been no different so far.

In six postseason games, the Cavaliers are 6-0 and are coming off an impressive 125-103 embarrassment of the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night in Cleveland.

James, who finished Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals with a game-high 39 points, was playing at a different level than the Raptors all night. No play proves that better than the one you can see below, when Toronto center Serge Ibaka tries to defend James at the three-point line.

James toys with Ibaka by spinning the ball in his hands a couple of times like he would if he were shooting a free throw before taking a jab step and knocking down the long-range shot in Ibaka's face:

LeBron is impossible to guard when he's hitting threes, and he knows it. Ibaka was trying to guard against a drive to the basket, but James knew all along he was going to take (and make) the deep three.

Toronto Raptors v Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Two

James, who added six rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks to his 39-point effort, downplayed his tremendous all-around performance after the game, telling the Associated Press that he is just thankful the Cavs are up 2-0 in their series against the Raptors:

"I'm feeling pretty good," he said. "Just blessed I'm able to make a few plays tonight to help us win another game."

Heading to Toronto for Games 3 and 4 in the next couple of days, the Cavaliers are rolling and will be tough for the Raptors to stop.

Following the disheartening loss, Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry was left with very little to criticize about LeBron's performance, but did point out in a joking manner that James was only 15-for-21 from the free-throw line:

"He did miss six free throws," Lowry joked. "He's playing unbelievable. He's playing like LeBron James. We got to figure out a way to not let him beat us, which is easier said than done."

Toronto Raptors v Cleveland Cavaliers - Game Two

With a big lead late in the game, LeBron was able to avoid playing more than 40 minutes on Wednesday night, but still led the Cavs with 37 minutes of court time.

However, despite all the mileage on his legs from six straight trips to the NBA Finals, James is showing no signs of slowing down just yet. That's bad news for the Raptors and everyone else standing in the way of LeBron and his run at a second-straight title.

Topics:
Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
NBA
Kevin Love
LeBron James
NBA Playoffs
Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again