VIDEO: Remembering When LeBron James Fooled 4 Hawks Defenders for Beautiful Assist
By Tristan Jung
LeBron James passing ability and court vision rank among the best of all time. Due to his size and athleticism, we sometimes forget just how good of a playmaker he can be. However, he always does his best to make sure we never forget it, just as he did against the Hawks in this clip.
While James was with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he drew four defenders and made a no-look pass to J.R. Smith in a brilliant play.
This pass was as smooth as it gets. LeBron's trademark drive to the basket got him past one defender. As the other three converged, he pump faked and went behind the back to set up a phenomenal no-look pass to the corner. The Hawks were caught completely by surprise and J.R. Smith made a wide-open corner three.
James' days with the Cavaliers may be over, but he's still one of the best playmakers the NBA has ever seen. In 2017-18 he averaged 9.1 assists per game, a career-high that he's currently on pace to surpass in 2019-20.
Whenever the NBA comes back, it'll be great to see LeBron's beautiful passing and court spacing again.
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