There wasn’t much defense in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday as it’s become a rather boring event for the league.
However, there was a moment when LeBron James blocked a dunk attempt from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
After the game, the Oklahoma City Thunder star had a message for him. According to Bleacher Report, Gilgeous-Alexander wasn’t happy with LeBron James blocking his dunk. Here is he sending a message to the future Hall of Famer.
Shai took LeBron’s block personally 😅 pic.twitter.com/Gc6V4cMNlF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 20, 2023
It’s funny how making a defensive play warranted a fiery message like this. To be fair though, this was like, the only defensive highlight in the entire game.
Maybe LeBron James forgot he was playing in the All-Star game for a moment and his instincts kicked in.
Regardless, we’re kind of excited to see if Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can get James back in a regular season game. The Lakers are set to play the Thunder on March 1. So, Gilgeous Alexander will have an opportunity then.
Maybe he’ll go for a posterizing dunk, or perhaps he’ll block LeBron James’ shot in a game that actually matters. Either way, some fans are going to tune into that game to see. Even if both teams are a long shot to make the playoffs.
With that said, keep an eye out on this situation. If we’re lucky, maybe a little rivalry will form between LeBron James and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. It feels like the NBA could use more of those right now.