LeBron James wanted to let Evan Turner know on Thursday night that he was really appreciative of his effort on the floor at one point
The Cleveland Cavaliers took a 3-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night with a hard-fought 103-95 win, but one thing we found out once again is that LeBron James and Evan Turner love competing against one another on that floor. Whether or not they flat-out don’t like each other, we don’t know, but they love going at one another on the biggest stage of the playoffs.
Well, at one point, James got the best of Turner, but he was kind enough to let him know that he appreciated the effort. Well, actually, LeBron was being a big smart a**, which made things even funnier.
With the game still close late in the fourth quarter Turner went right at James near the hoop, trying to go for the dunk that would bring everyone in Boston to their feet as the team tried to come back and make the series 2-1. The only problem was, LeBron came up with the huge rejection.
After, Turner had some words for The King, who promptly responded with praising him for the effort.
Well, in all seriousness, you do have to admire the effort of Turner there, it just didn’t work out all the well.