LeBron James has been eliminated from the NBA playoffs in the first round, for the first time in his 18-year career. This is definitely something we didn’t expect, however, don’t let this fool you and make you think this is the end of LeBron’s run.
The Phoenix Suns are moving on after a 113-100 Game 6 victory over the Lakers. That way they eliminated the NBA Champions The LA Lakers, despite being -110 betting favorites going into the series. Jae Crowder scored 18 points for the second-seeded Suns, who won their three straight games thus sending LeBron James of first-round series loss for the first time in his long career.
Although the Suns were behind in the first minutes, while the Lakers were leading by 29 points, they patiently guarded the Lakers and waited for their moment. James, had 29 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. Dennis Schröder scored 20 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 for the Lakers. Nikola Jokic scored 36 points and Denver eliminated Portland in six games to reach the Western Conference semi-finals.
Still, the loss of Anthony Davis, who injured his groin, proved to be a key point as to why the Lakers didn’t show what they otherwise can. As for our LeBron James, judging by his game this season, it would be said that he is not the LeBron he was, and many are wondering if he will ever return to the championship mode.
The fans’ reaction on Twitter
Fans reacted extremely violently on Twitter and delivered a lot of criticism and bad emotions that aroused these matches. “Never put LeBron James name in the conversation with Michael Jordan again,” was one of the most popular tweets.
Michael Lee wrote on his Twitter: “LeBron is now 2-1 in the playoff series against his Banana Boat brethren. Never faced D-Wade; they were busy winning two titles together. Beat Melo twice. But now Chris Paul gets to talk some smack when they all share that next bottle of wine: Handed out LeBron’s first 1st round loss. ”
We don’t know what will happen next, but what is certain is that LeBron is really someone who left a mark in basketball. He’ll now get more offseason rest than he’s had in years, so we hope that we will see our old LeBron again!