LeBron James sent the NBA world into a frenzy after a ‘first time’ for ‘The King’ in his first half-blitz of the Houston Rockets.
The LA Lakers swept aside the Houston Rockets after a masterclass from LeBron leading with a game-high 26 points.
'OFF THE GRID’: Mystery surrounds NBA star's unexplained absence
FANTASY MAILBAG: Jerami Grant's ceiling and Deandre Ayton's hopes
But a fired up LeBron had the NBA world in raptures in the second-quarter after an audacious moment from last year’s Finals MVP.
Leading 45-24 in the second, LeBron was surrounded by numerous Rocket players before he faked a shot and passed to Markieff Morris.
Morris drew the defenders before he returned the ball as LeBron backed away into the corner.
But in a moment, which some say was a first for LeBron, ‘The King’ launched a three-pointer before turning his back on the basket and staring at his teammates.
The shot was perfect and his teammates let LeBron know, what he had already anticipated, the result was good.
Fans praise LeBron James’ no-look shot
Fans on social media lauded the audacious moment and even joked it was ‘disrespectful’ towards the Rockets.
LeBron with one of the most disrespectful threes of the season pic.twitter.com/Ha83qt5gwA
— Joel Wobiid (@WorldWideWob) January 13, 2021
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 13, 2021
LOL. LeBron just turned around after his release of a corner 3 directly in front of the Lakers bench, and his teammates of course went nuts after it went down.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 13, 2021
— Famouslos32 (@famouslos32) January 13, 2021
LEBRON DID THE CURRY NO-LOOK THREE 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Ctm3uHJW2q
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 13, 2021
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 13, 2021
Wow. Can't believe LeBron did that👑 That was just filthy! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/24QbEoNnvv
— Mr. Buns/Buns Out/Abuti Buns/Lebunza/Breadwinner (@MapsMaponyane) January 13, 2021
The Lakers moved to 9-3 at the start of the season after the 117-100 win over the Rockets.
Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.