LeBron James is not a bad defender.
But because he’s the focal point of the Cleveland Cavaliers offense, he sometimes gets the privilege of manning up againt his opponents’ least threatening offensive players.
Such was the case Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, when Bron Bron matched up against Luc Mbah a Moute, a defensive specialist with almost no tools to scare opponents on the other end of the court.
Almost no tools.
But that doesn’t mean one should ignore him completely, like James did here.
LeBron would totally make up for it, though.
The four-time MVP was extremely efficient in the contest, dishing out 12 assists to zero turnovers and scoring 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting to lead the Cavs to their second straight win after getting crushed by the Golden State Warriors.