Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost another game Sunday night. Yes, they may be in trouble. But LeBron James still is a wizard with the basketball.
In the second quarter of Cleveland’s matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, James managed to dupe everyone in the building with one of the niftiest passes of the year.
How’s that for some basketball manipulation?
James’ one-handed pump fake completely fooled Brook Lopez and Julius Randle, allowing him to casually dish to Ante Zizic for the wide-open slam. (Nice challenge at the rim, Isaiah Thomas.)
Alas, LeBron’s brilliant pass was only a temporary distraction. The Lakers stormed to a 127-113 win thanks to Thomas’ 20 points against his former team, as Cleveland dropped to fourth place in the Eastern Conference after losing four of its last six games.
Still a cool pass, though.
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