NBA world reacts to LeBron James’ dagger against Celtics

By Jesse Reed
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James closed out the win for the Los Angeles Lakers with a go-ahead dagger late in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics Sunday.

James, with his back turned to the basket, reversed course on Jaylen Brown with an epic step-back jumper, which touched nothing but the bottom of the net.

Take another look at this gorgeous shot now from a different angle. LeBron actually smirked before draining that dagger.

Here’s a great still shot of the separation James got with his step-back.

The Lakers went on to win the game, 114-112, thanks to James’ heroics. He finished with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists in what was an entertaining game from start to finish from these two elite teams.

After watching James sink the Celtics with that dagger, the NBA world shared its appreciation for The King on social media.