LeBron James in Instagram post on game-winner vs. Warriors: ‘Ballgame!!’
LeBron James played the role of hero in Wednesday night’s play-in tournament victory over the Golden State Warriors. As the social media savvy superstar is known to do from time to time, James took to Instagram to gloat a bit over his clutch three-pointer late in the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory.
With time running low on the shot clock and less than one minute remaining, James uncorked a shot from way downtown to give the Lakers a 103-100 lead that ended up the final score.
The clutch shot by James — who posted a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists — helped the Lakers overcome a slow start in which the team trailed by 13 at halftime. Interestingly enough, James admitted after the game that a poke to the eye courtesy of Draymond Green on a drive to the hoop earlier in the game left him with triple-vision when he hit the triple.
Once James tended to his postgame wind-down, interview duties, etc., he took to Instagram to share video of his game-winner and make a one-word declaration about the play: “Ballgame!!”
The No. 7 seed Lakers now draw the second-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of playoffs. Game 1 tips off Sunday afternoon at 3:30 ET.