With less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter and the shot clock under five seconds, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James put the ball on the ground and pushed left against Sacramento Kings center Damian Jones.
De’Aaron Fox came on to provide some help on the defense, but James completed a tough left-hander layup while fouled up, turned to the Kings bench and said emphatically ( NSFW): “I’m a fucking problem, bitch.”
That basket put the exclamation mark on a night when LeBron scored 31 points, including 14 in the final 12 minutes after struggling for the first three quarters.
Before that mark, James also had two triples and two layups during the quarter to take the lead and contain the Kings.
LeBron took to Instagram to react to that clutch and basket 1 that essentially sealed the game:
James has now scored at least 30 points in eight of his last nine games.
LEBRON TAKES ACTION. CLUTCH ET-1. ?? pic.twitter.com/zRtcCUiyKp
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 5, 2022
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