LeBron James made an appearance at Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but is the Los Angeles Lakers star at Game 6 between the Bucks and Suns?
One major figure from Game 5 didn’t appear to be there.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made the trip to Phoenix to watch Game 5 live, but he didn’t take the much longer flight to head to Milwaukee for Game 6.
LeBron James didn’t appear at Game 6 between the Bucks and Suns
James had a great view of the Bucks’ Game 5 victory. He was actually pictured sitting courtside in an epic photo of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s emphatic dunk.
Antetokounmpo even commented on how he watched LeBron’s Space Jam reboot the night before.
“This is not a promo, but the night before I was watching Space Jam.”
Giannis on seeing LeBron at Game 5 😅
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He’ll have to put up another big performance without the King in the building.
Even though LeBron didn’t turn up, the Bucks had Brandon Jennings on hand as they tried to fulfill his “Bucks in six” prediction from 2013.
Back then, Jennings was getting ready to play LeBron’s Miami Heat when he said Milwaukee would win the series in six. They were swept instead.
Eight years later, the Bucks are playing in potentially decisive Game 6. It helps not to be playing James this time.