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31/07/2020 9:06 PM AEST

Watch LeBron James Live Up To His Legend In NBA Reopener

The Lakers star took over in the final moments against the rival Clippers.

Do you need a sense of normal right now?

Then watch LeBron James excel in the clutch as the NBA season resumed Thursday after a 4 1/2 month coronavirus absence.

James turned the final moments of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 103-101 victory over the Clippers into his very own at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

He made a soaring putback over the entire Clippers team to move the Lakers ahead by 2 points, with 12.8 seconds left.

At the defensive end, James then clamped down on the Clippers’ best players, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, on the same possession before forcing George into an off-balance shot that missed at the buzzer.

That was familiar enough, yes?

James finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Teammate Anthony Davis was the scoring star with 34, but the end belonged to James in a game between the Western Conference’s two top teams.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - JULY 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers makes a shot against the LA Clippers during the fourth quarter of the game at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on July 30, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)