Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope flew in and blocked Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James from behind.
Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope continues to make leaps and bounds as a player every passing season. He’s a threat to hit from deep on the offensive end and he can play sound defense on the other end of the court.
Playing Detroit Pistons basketball is about defense and making blocks. It always has been and it always will be the way the organization does things on the court. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, Caldwell-Pope showed off his defensive abilities against the best in the game.
With Cavaliers superstar LeBron James lining up to shoot beyond the arc, Caldwell-Pope didn’t give up on the defensive end as he trailed the play and flew in from behind to block the shot straight out of the hands of James from out of nowhere.
Blocking James is a great way for Caldwell-Pope to keep endearing himself to the Detroit faithful and it’s a great example of what not giving up on a play on the court can do for a player.
He’s a big part of what the Pistons do defensively and with plays like this, it allows the Pistons to become energized on both sides of the ball.
That’s Pistons basketball at its finest.