The Los Angeles Lakers got their revenge on two fronts in Chicago on Wednesday. Most important was earning a 121-110 win over a Bulls team that beat them at home on Sunday, keeping themselves strong in the Western qualifying race.
Part two was getting Patrick Beverley back after he threw a “too small” taunt at LeBron James late in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Instead of James returning the favor to Chicago, it was Austin Reaves who hit a jumper in the lane over Beverley and hit him with the same move, which cracked Anthony Davis on the court.
After the match, James was asked about his thoughts on Reaves returning to Beverley for him, and James began with a serious response, noting that it shows Reaves still has his back, before flicking his teammate for being a former Kobe stan and hater of LeBron, saying he now forgives him for it.
LeBron James on what he thought of Austin Reaves making the “too small” gesture at Patrick Beverley: “That AR has always had my back. Always. Even though he liked Kobe at the time more than me. I forgive him.” pic.twitter.com/pt0jAMTFO9
—Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) March 30, 2023
Reaves’ old tweets about LeBron made the rounds when he joined the Lakers because he wasn’t shy about attacking his future teammate, and it’s kind of funny that LeBron sat there for two years before that. to deliver an excellent line about them.