LeBron James closed out Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers with an epic sequence that only further demonstrates his greatness.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star, with the game tied up at 95-95, blocked Victor Oladipo’s shot, though many argued it was goal tending, on one end of the court. Then he hit the game-winner on the other end of the court, putting Cleveland up 3-2 in the series with a thrilling 98-95 win.
Here’s a look at the block, which really got Twitter riled up because the ball hit the backboard first (classic goaltending).
Looks like it hit the backboard pic.twitter.com/PfUQoykp8r
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) April 26, 2018
Yo that shot by @KingJames was straight clutch but is anybody gana talk about the goaltending that he pulled that just went uncalled. Must feel good to be the king huh? Officiating this year for the #NBAPlayoffs is just pathetic. #Nba
— 𝓐𝓭𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷 (@Aydrianb23) April 26, 2018
Then James hit the dagger, which we’ll show you now.
Afterward, during his post-game interview, James got the Gatorade treatment from his teammates.
LeBron gets gatorade shower from teammates pic.twitter.com/aBLQoBLVrL
— JzoSports (@JzoSports) April 26, 2018
The reactions to all this were just amazing.
Lebron…son of Jor-El.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 26, 2018
Pretty impressive to have the defensive play of the game and best offensive play of the game all in a 5 second stretch 🤷🏻♂️
— Phenomenon Concerts (@pconcertsaz) April 26, 2018
LeBron is just adding to his resume of why he’s the best to ever play. Unreal performance tonight and finish by the 🐐!!
— Cael Evans (@shacael34) April 26, 2018
That one is on the all-time LeBron mantle
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) April 26, 2018
I don’t care if he’s the GOAT or not .. he’s unreal. Dominates both ends of the floor. Tell me he’s not the MVP.
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) April 26, 2018
Reminds me of the shot MJ hit over Craig Ehlo. https://t.co/yajE3D82Vc
— Vic Lombardiᴰʳ (@VicLombardi) April 26, 2018
LeBron is the best basketball player of all time if you don’t believe that I can’t help you #GOAT
— Ryan Smith (@PFF_RyanSmith) April 26, 2018
James finished the game with 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Yeah, he’s pretty good.