LeBron James referenced the film “The 6th Man” to elucidate his unintended tribute to Los Angeles Lakers good Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash ultimate month.
During Thursday’s 121-111 residence loss to the Houston Rockets, James slammed a double-clutch reverse finish off a fast break, a play that regarded equal to a dunk carried out by Bryant in opposition to the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center in November 2001.
When requested regarding the similarities, the four-time NBA MVP referred to a movie in which a basketball participant’s ineffective member of the household and teammate comes once more like a ghost to help him to acquire success.
“Ever see the movie ‘The 6th Man’? Kobe came down, put himself in my body and gave me that dunk on that break,” talked about James after a 125-120 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
“I didn’t really predetermine that, either, until I jumped. I just jumped and kind of figured it out, and then . . . it’s crazy how it’s like the same exact dunk, the same exact hoop that Kobe did [it on] — what, 19 years ago or something like that? That was nice.”
Same arena. Same basket. Same dunk. 19 years apart. 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/fj7HRmqv3c
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 8, 2020
The Lakers tweeted a video displaying the 2 dunks having fun without concurrently; it has been seen over 24 million cases.
“Our great social media team put that together, and I was like, ‘That’s really, really good.’ And then my son did the same thing in his warmup, he didn’t do it in a game but he did the same dunk in his warmup. Kobe is in all of us right now,” talked about James.
“It’s crazy, it’s crazy. For that to now be a part of my history, that correlation between me and Kobe and that play, I think it’s pretty, pretty, pretty awesome. I’m glad I did it in a Laker uniform.”
A spectacular image of James’ dunk was caught by NBA photographer Andrew D Bernstein and the 16-time All-Star intends to make it an eternal fixture in his residence.
“When I saw it for the first time, I was like, ‘Holy s—, that is an unbelievable photo,'” James talked about.
“And then after I found the way in which it was taken: Andy truly had one snap on his distance to get that, and after I observed the video of it after I used to be in the air, you can see the flash in the background.
“I used to be like, ‘Oh … He’s the actual MVP, for positive.’ That was loopy. To catch that second, like I am strolling on air, it is fairly cool. It’ll be hung up in my home.”