NBA Twitter reacts as Eric Gordon puts LeBron James on skates
The young Houston Rockets scored 68 first-half points in an explosive first half Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, but the most memorable bucket came courtesy of the most memorable statesman. old in the team.
In a transition streak, Eric Gordon faked a drive and a pass, and it led Lakers forward LeBron James – yes, the future Hall of Famer and one of the most talented defensemen in the history of the NBA – to spin in a 360 degree circle. Gordon then buried a 3-pointer past the restless legend.
The crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston erupted and remained buzzing for several minutes after the streak. The same could be said, of course, of the immediate reaction across the league on NBA Twitter.
Here is a sample of the best answers. Gordon and the Rockets (16-49) entered the second half with a 68-63 lead over James and the Lakers (28-36) in what could become their second win in three games.
It was ICE COLD EG 🥶 pic.twitter.com/orQMzK6GUx
—Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 10, 2022
OH MY GOD ERIC GORDON JUST EMBARRASSED LEBRON JAMES.
– ᵂᴵᴸᴸ 🚀 (@BiasedHouston) March 10, 2022
ERIC GORDON JUST PUT LEBRON ON SKATES
— Bradeaux (@BradeauxNBA) March 10, 2022
FOR EXAMPLE WITH LEBRON ON SKATES !!!!!! 👀
— Cayleigh Griffin (@cayleighgriffin) March 10, 2022
Lolz at EG putting the sauce on LeBron at the 3-point line.
— Moise Kapenda Bower (@moisekenda) March 10, 2022
LEBRON IS COOKED BY EG LMAO IT’S TIME TO HANG IT UP
— Joel (@WoodToChina) March 10, 2022
EG JUST CLOWNED LEBRON ON THAT 3!!!! WOW.
— The Dream Take (@TheDreamTake) March 10, 2022
Oh my God, Eric Gordon had lost LeBron 😭
—Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) March 10, 2022
EG just put Bron in a mix tape
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) March 10, 2022
No way season 14 Eric Gordon just made Bron do the hokey pokey
—BP (@BPayton216) March 10, 2022
Eric Gordon sent Bron to the nursing home
— 🦉🔪 (@cozyfades) March 10, 2022
Eric Gordon shows up when Lakers trade him this offseason
— Bron SZN (@BronFade) March 10, 2022