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Lebron banked a 40-foot shot at the end of the first half of the United States’ 113-76 victory over Brazil on Sunday.
James’s teammates rushed to bump chests with him to celebrate the just-inside-of-half-court shot that gave the United States a 19-point lead.
Lebron is doing what he usually does and being the energy man for his teammates. After a lethargic first half against Mexico, James took over in the second half and score 15 points including three three-pointers in the first seven minutes of the third.
“Whatever they need from me,” said James, who averaged 13.8 points, 5.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals in the first five games of this Olympic qualifying tournament. “This is about the team.”
“I want to try to be as aggressive as I can on the defensive end and that’s one aspect of the game that I’ve gotten better at,” James said. “Being a leader on the court, I’m going to let my game speak for itself but I’m going to go out there and try to help us communicate the best we can on defense.”