Was LeBron Impersonating Lonzo Ball Or One Of These Past NBA Players?
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LeBron was all smiles while shooting threes and possibly impersonating Lonzo Ball before the Bulls game on Thursday. After missing six of his seven threes in the game and taking a L for the third straight game, that smile was nowhere to be found.
As for that impersonation, while most of the (young) internet and the Sports Illustrated SI twitter account thought James was making fun of Lonzo Ball since he isn’t the biggest fan of Lonzo’s father, I don’t think he was. Let’s take a look at a few possible options.
As much as we all would love to believe it was LeBron trolling Lonzo, the shot is very different.
LeBron was in Chicago so it kind of made sense but he didn’t put the ball high enough above his head. So let’s scratch off the former Bulls center.
Old a$$ basketball fans like me remember the days of LA Showtime and the criminally underrated Jamaal Wilkes. We also remember how odd the 4x NBA champ’s jump shot was. LeBron’s shot was very similar to Wilkes but LeBron was a year old when Wilkes hung up his sneakers and I just can’t see why LeBron would just start shooting like Wilkes.
Camby gets my vote. The wind-up is more Ball than Camby but the shot is almost identical to the former Defensive Player of The Year. Speaking of defense, maybe LeBron should try to imitate Camby on defense instead of offense because the King’s defense this season has been pretty awful.
And here’s the King of NBA impersonations, Brandon Armstrong, doing his best Camby.