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LeBron wins bet with Schroder, hits no-look triple in Lakers win

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 05:31 PM January 13, 2021
LeBron James

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers in action against the Houston Rockets during a game at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — It’s hard to bet against LeBron James.

His teammate Dennis Schroder just lost one on Wednesday during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-100 win over the Houston Rockets.

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Schroder, who was on the bench, challenged James as the four-time NBA champion was about to take a left corner triple.

Ever the showman, James turned away while the ball was still in the air and looked at his teammates before the shot fell in.

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“He said, ‘bet you won’t make it.’ And in order to make the bet official, you either gotta have a handshake or look him in the eye. I turned around and looked at him in the eye and said, ‘bet it,’” James told Lakers’ sideline reporter Mike Trudell.

“I told him to bet a Benjamin on it. So he took a dribble, shot it and turned around and said, ‘bet’ then it went in. Just legendary. He’s such an amazing player, you know, having fun out there, it’s nice to be a part of it,” said Schroder.

The 36-year-old James finished with 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes as the Lakers improved its NBA-best record to 9-3.

“I love my teammates. We got a great group of guys and we wanna continue to build on what we’re trying to do on the road and tonight was another example of that.”

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