Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James hit an absurd game-winner to seal a 163-160 win for Team LeBron over Team Durant at the NBA All-Star game and afterward couldn't hide his happiness. The All-Star Game was held in Cleveland, Ohio.
James was born in Akron, Ohio, and hitting a game-winner in an All-Star game held in Cleveland was very special to him. James posted 24 points, six rebounds and eight assists in Team LeBron's win, including a stunning one-legged turnaround jump shot.
"I couldn't have dreamt it," James said of hitting the game winner. "I could not have dreamed of that moment any better than the actuality that just happened. For me to be back here, like I keep stating, 35 minutes [north] of where I grew up here in Akron, Ohio, to hit the game winner in the All-Star Game where me and my guys back in the back, we used to watch the All-Star Game.
I remember 25 years ago we were 12, 11, wishing that we had the opportunity or the means to come up to Cleveland and see some of the greatest basketball players of all time because they inspired us so much. "For me to be here today, for my best friends to be here, for my wife and my kids and my family, my mom.
There are so many people that seen me grow from really a young toddler to who I am today. I couldn't even -- I couldn't picture that moment any better."
Stephen Curry happy for himself and James
Curry knocked down 16 3-pointers and scored a game-high 50 points.
Curry is also from Akron and he was thrilled with the performance he delivered. Curry was named the All-Star Game MVP. "Yeah, I told him on the court after the game it was kind of a perfect ending," Curry said.
"I was chasing that extra two or three points. I think DeMar [DeRozan] hit a big shot, and then [James] came out and hit the game winner. "It was kind of a perfect ending. Obviously, I got the MVP; I played well the whole night.
He hit the game winner. All the history of our series and the Akron ties, and all that kind of going into how the night went, so it was pretty -- can't really draw it up any other way. "It's right on the nose of how it should go."