LeBron James Jazz criticism
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It’s a treat for basketball fans whenever Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James takes the court. On Tuesday night, James put his eye-popping passing ability on display with a stunning behind-the-back assist.

The moment came early in the first quarter as fans just started to settle into their seats at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. After driving into the paint, James saw center JaVale McGee open and fired the bullet his back and right into McGee’s hands to put in the easy bucket.

Of course, incredible passes are nothing new for James. He’s shown off his touch on full-court tosses this season and connected with McGee for some epic alley-oop slams.

On a night when James is playing without Anthony Davis, he’s getting his teammates involved and leading the Lakers to another hot start as the NBA’s best team.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick