Shannon Sharpe on LeBron’s impressive performance in comeback win against the Wizards

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In his discussion with Skip Bayless and Joy Taylor, Shannon Sharpe talks LeBron leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 17-point comeback win in the 4th quarter against the Washington Wizards. LeBron scored 13 of his 33 points in the 4th to lead the comeback and also finished with 14 assists.

- Shannon, how impressive was LeBron last night?

- You heard what he said, he said he had groove.

- Been a long groove.

- Long groove. He's been in a groove for 15 years.

- Oh, really?

- Yeah, 15.

- I don't know what happened from Christmas Day to the next 19 games. What happened to that groove?

- You know what, you know what happened. You know what happened.

- Maybe he just mentally took those days off.

- It was very, very impressive. It was unbelievable what he did.

- Really?

- You know that too, Skip Bayless.

- I just don't know that.

- He checked in with a little under eight minutes left in the ballgame. They were down 14. They had been down by as many as 17.

- No, they quickly went down by 17 because Beal hit another 3. Just after he walked on the floor, it went down 17. Go ahead.

- And what happened?

- Well, you tell me.

- You know what happened. You watched it.

- I watched it.

- He was in that toolbox. I say, Bron, you have--

- Really?

- Yeah, yeah. I say, Bron, you gotta make something happen quick. I say, time is not our friend. Yeah, man.

- Did he have a lot of 3's in that toolbox?

- Don't worry. Skip, don't worry about what's over here.

- There aren't any over there.

- Yeah. And then the next thing I know, layup, layup.

- Keep going. Layup. Layup, layup, layup, layup.

- Whoa, whoa.

- Way to go, LeBron.

- Whoa, whoa, Skip. Is it my turn? Joy, is it my turn? Joy, is it my turn, Joy?

- Yes.

- OK then. I didn't ask you, Skip. When I asked you a question, Joy, didn't he open the door for me? I didn't open no doors.

- Joy, didn't Shannon keep asking me what I thought?

- No. I know I did not. Layup, layup, two free throws. Pass the ball to Jeff Green. In the fourth quarter, they scored 37 points.

LeBron James assisted on how many Skip? Had four assists, 13 points. He was dealing. And you know what the play of the game was, Skip?

- What? They needed a 3-pointer to tie the ballgame. Now, I remember a shot very similar to this, in game three, last year. The only difference, one got-- he missed it that time, he made it this time. But LeBron James, the way his mind works, he doesn't say, well, it's gonna be the wrong-- people gonna second-guess that I shouldn't have done it.

Cause he's in the lane. He's gonna be right there in the free-- he's right there at the rim. He's right there at the rim, just like he was in game three. He kicked it to Kyle Korver, who might be the first or second best short-porch 3-point guy in NBA history.

- Really?

- Yeah.

- Oh, wait. Was last night game three of the NBA Finals?

- Let me ask you a question.

- I must have missed it. I'm sorry I'm late.

- Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Oh.

- They're playing the Wizards for the championship?

- Let me ask you a question. So how much is a 3-pointer worth in game three of the NBA Finals as opposed to a regular-season game?

- Oh, it's the same. But the magnitude is very different.

- Oh. Oh.

- And the best player on the planet, in game three, in his house. With a 4-point lead with a minute and a half left. I think he should close that deal.

- He closed it last night.

- Don't ask fourth Korver to close it. He's never had to close a deal like that.

- I was thinking the same thing. In Super Bowl 52, I was thinking the MVP of the regular season, I thought he should have closed that game.

- Well, he's only closed, like, eight of them.

- I don't know what he did. I don't know, Skip, in the past.

- Has Kyle Korver ever closed the game? No.

- Skip, why you doing this?

- No, and he didn't that close that one.

- Why are you doing this?

- He missed it badly.

- Just like Tom. How many games has he closed in the past? He didn't close that one. But Tom Brady doesn't throw balls-- if I throw it to Gronk and he drop it, I'm gonna get second-guessed, if I don't do this-- That's not how you do a play.

- Joy, do you realize that Shannon, once again, has attempted to change the subject?

- No, Skip.

- Because he's flailing, trying to defend his man in the clutch.

- What he did, what he did, last night, will show you why he's the MVP. Because your MVP missed two free throws. You know what, James Harden missed two free throws last-- Joy. With 13 seconds.

- Change of subject. Change of subject.

- Can I get my time?

- Changing the subject.

- I'm reclaiming my time. I'm reclaiming my time.

- Change of subject.

- OK. All I know, last night, was your MVP, with 13 seconds on the clock, missed two free throws. They had a 17-point lead.

- You think they care?

- Hold on, Skip.

- But they've already clinched. They've got home court throughout the playoffs. They have it through the Finals. They're the best team in the league.

It's over, Shannon. They are counting the days until the playoffs start. Go ahead.

- Again, your MVP missed two free throws. You tell me how great he shoots free throws.

- Your team is fighting the Sixers for the three spot, and was in danger, last night, of falling to four.

- What did LeBron tell you about seeds? Do you have the faith of a mustard seed? That's all you need. I got the faith of a mustard seed in that guy. Cause I know what he's capable of doing. But anyway--

- You know, from the free throw line, he shoots like a mustard seed.

- Don't do that, Skip. Don't do that. Can you just let me finish?

Let me make my point, and I'm gonna let you have the time, Skip. Your MVP missed two free throws with 13 seconds. Now, with four minutes left, they were up 17.

- Joy, this is a preemptive strike because he knows it's about to hit him right between the eyes.

- They were up 17 with a little less than four minutes.

- Nobody cares. Nobody noticed. With Portland Trailblazers against Damian Lillard.

- Damian was not playing. He's out. Go ahead.

- Which makes my point even more. A team without their best player.

- The game was totally meaningless to both teams. Go ahead.

- Oh, so now, games are meaningless?

- Well, yes. Yes, they're very meaningless.

- They're not meaningless to Portland.

- Yes they are. They're clinched. They're where they are. They're good.

- Hold up. Have the Cavaliers clinched?

- No.

- They are. They're in the playoffs.

- No, they're--

- They clinched? They clinched? So it's a meaningless game.

- The danger of having to play game seven in Philadelphia. That's what was on the line last night.

- Oh. So let me tell-- which is tougher, playing game seven in Philadelphia, or playing game seven, in Oracle, in the NBA Finals? I just want you to tell me which one's tougher. I'll wait for you to answer.

- Well, that's over. I mean, that wasn't on the line last night.

- What? Game seven, in Philadelphia, on the line.

- LeBron doesn't care about game seven. He done it before.

- Tell me when--