Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sends loving message to LeBron James after getting ripped apart in Game 2 vs. Suns

Robert Marvi
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Late in the Los Angeles Lakers win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of their playoff series, LeBron James got in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s face and implored him to shoot the ball when he’s open.

It seemed harsh at the time, but Caldwell-Pope made it clear that he has no hard feelings.

LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

It’s this type of leadership from James that has helped earn him four NBA championship rings.

Thus far in the current playoff series, Caldwell-Pope has played poorly. However, he’s normally a very reliable 3-point shooter.

He delivered in that department in last year’s championship run, and he made 41.0 percent of his treys this season.

After their Game 1 loss, the Lakers looked like they were in trouble. Now, they possess the home-court advantage and momentum in the series.

Meanwhile, Chris Paul, the leader of the Suns, is struggling due to an injured shoulder. He had only six points on 2-of-5 shooting on Tuesday.

Game 3 will be at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.