Mine was more difficult than Dwyane Wade’s, jokes LeBron James

Mine was more difficult than Dwyane Wade’s, jokes LeBron James

LeBron James poked fun at former team-mate Dwyane Wade’s stunning game-winner on Wednesday by claiming his own effort was more difficult.

Wade, playing in his final NBA season, scored a one-handed buzzer-beater as the Miami Heat defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-125, while James’ own eye-catching three-pointer helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 125-119 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Asked to rank the two, league great James took the opportunity to mock Wade’s effort, questioning his unorthodox technique.

“Mine was a little bit more difficult than his,” he said with a smile.

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NBA: LA Lakers star LeBron James, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo lead conference in All-Star voting

NBA: LA Lakers star LeBron James, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo lead conference in All-Star voting

New York: Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the first fan balloting updates announced on Thursday for next month’s NBA All-Star Game.

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James goes up for a dunk against the Cleveland Cavaliers. AP Photo

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James goes up for a dunk against the Cleveland Cavaliers. AP Photo

Los Angeles Lakers star playmaker James received the most votes with 1,083,363 to pace the Western Conference frontcourt while Milwaukee Bucks forward Antetokounmpo led the Eastern Conference with 991,561 votes in the first fan ballot returns.

Voting continues through 21 January with fan ballots counting 50 percent, current NBA players counting 25 percent and a media panel counting 25 percent to determining the 10 starters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game on February 17 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

All-Star Game starters and captains will be revealed on 24 January. Reserves will be revealed one week later.

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