LeBron James Shined and Hailed as he inspires Lakers in late comeback that claims Victory over Cleveland Cavaliers
Lakers star, LeBron James stunned and marked his return to Cleveland with 32 points and 14 rebounds as Lakers side beat the Cavaliers 109-105.
Jordan Clarkson had given his side a 96-87 lead with back-to-back three-pointers, but James inspired a late Lakers turnaround with a three-pointer, dunk and four free throws.
LeBron James, who left the Cavs in July , received a standing ovation from fans as well as a video tribute after scoring the first points of the game.
The 3-3 year-old LeBron James also made seven assists as the Lakers came from behind to record their sixth win in seven games.
“To come back and get the reception I got, it means a lot,” he said.
“During the 11 years I played for this franchise I tried to give everything I could on and off the court.”
Victory saw the Lakers improve their win-loss record to 10-7 – their best since April 2013 – while the Cavs fell to an NBA-worst 2-14.
“We cranked up our defence in the fourth quarter,” he said. “They played a heck of a game but we kept our composure.
“We’re a young crew. We keep getting better.”
LeBron Back on the court where he performed for 11 seasons, and under the title banner he helped raise
James returned to Cleveland and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win on Wednesday night over the Cavaliers,
Having been selected by the Cavs in 2003, he controversially moved to Miami Heat in 2010 before returning to Cleveland four years later.
Clearly, LeBron James helped Cavs win their first NBA title in 2016, ending the city’s 52-year wait for a major sporting trophy.