Video: LeBron James Tries to Block Rajon Rondo’s Layup

Robert Marvi
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LeBron James has been known to be a bit of a goofball at times, but he took it to new heights on Sunday.

During the Los Angeles Lakers’ contest against the Atlanta Hawks, he tried to block a shot – from his own teammate.

It happened in the second quarter, as Trae Young missed a deep 3-pointer with 9:09 remaining. Rajon Rondo took the defensive rebound and started the fast break, then gave De’Andre Hunter what appeared to be a nice ball fake before waltzing in for the layup.

In reality, Rondo faked an alley-oop pass to James to freeze Hunter. Then as Rondo went in for the field goal, James tried to block it as if Rondo were playing for the Hawks.

Keep in mind that several years ago, Rondo was a member of the Boston Celtics when they beat James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs a couple of times.

One may wonder if that had something to do with what James did on this play.

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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.