As we near the finish of the 2016-2017 NBA season, we must all take a minute to appreciate what LeBron James is doing from beyond the arc. With just 13 games left in the regular season, LeBron is shooting 38.5 percent from 3, the second-best mark of his career. In February, LeBron shot a ridiculous 56.8 percent from deep, and though that number has come back down to Earth a bit this month (he’s shooting 37.9 percent from deep in March), LeBron James with a 3-ball is the most dangerous type of LeBron James.
That’s why it was so fascinating to watch LeBron’s pregame shooting display before the Cavs took on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night at Staples Center. After hitting a 3 from way beyond the 3-point line at the top of the arc, LeBron proceeded to drain five in a row from the right side of the court, some from a spot-up position and some after hitting an invisible opponent with a quick step-back move.
Yes, all the pregame shots LeBron makes come against air. But they provide a good illustration of how locked in the best player in the world has been from deep this season, and, much like the The Ring, any opposing team that watches this video will be dealing with nightmares all playoffs long.
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