LeBron James has been known to be a bit of a goofball at times, but he took it to new heights on Sunday.
Rondo faked the oop so Bron faked the block 💀 pic.twitter.com/hawb4lYCJl
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 15, 2019
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.
One may wonder if that had something to do with what James did on this play.