LeBron James’ ecstatic reaction to Ben McLemore’s big night vs. Brooklyn Nets

Peter Dewey
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The newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Ben McLemore, made quite the impression against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

McLemore scored 17 points and hit 5-of-10 3-point shots to help lead the Lakers past the Nets 126-101.

Lakers superstar LeBron James didn’t play in the game because of his ankle injury, but he took notice of McLemore’s performance in the win.

McLemore gives the Lakers yet another knockdown shooter around James and Anthony Davis once the two stars are healthy.

While he didn’t do much other than score against the Nets, McLemore clearly knows his role is to make shots and make them in bunches.

Since joining the Lakers McLemore has appeared in two games and is averaging 11.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game while shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc.

If he continues to shoot the ball at this clip, there is no doubt that he will be in the Lakers’ rotation this postseason.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.