LeBron James hit a huge shot to help his Los Angeles Lakers clinch the No. 7 spot in the West, and he did so despite some difficulty.
James drove to the basket with about two minutes left in his team’s play-in game against the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Draymond Green tried to defend and ended up poking James in the eye.
James says his vision was impaired as a result, but that didn’t stop him from making his big shot. With the game tied at 100 and just under a minute left, James hit the decisive 3-pointer to make it 103-100, which was the final score.
“After the Draymond finger to the eye, I was literally sitting three rims out there. So, I just shot to the middle one,” James said in his postgame interview on ESPN.