Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James got up and sent Zaza Pachulia’s shot straight into the crowd with a monster swat.
LeBron James hasn’t been in the mood to give away gifts on Christmas Day. With his team shorthanded without J.R. Smith against the Golden State Warriors, James has been all over the floor bringing the energy his team needed.
He’s become known for his monster blocks any time he takes on the Warriors and he had yet another one to hand for Zaza Pachulia on Christmas. While Pachulia thought he was getting the gift of an open look right at the rim, James went up and sent his shot away with a monster swat right into the crowd.
There just seems to be a certain energy around the hoop when James gets near the basketball. Everyone will always remember the huge block that James had against Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last season on the road in Oakland.
This block is yet another reminder of the versatility that James has when he is used in different rotations. He became the rim protector for the Cavaliers in this situation and had no issues going up against a team that isn’t the strongest at the center position.
Christmas Day is widely considered the unofficial start of the NBA season and the superstars from both the Warriors and Cavaliers put on a huge show early. However, it was James that was helping try and steal the show in front of a raucous home crowd in the first half.