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Austin Reaves' puzzled reaction to LeBron James spawns glorious memes

Joshua Rogers January 26, 2022
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During the Lakers game against the Brooklyn Nets, rookie Austin Reaves gave a hilarious reaction during an exchange with LeBron James. Unsurprisingly, Reaves’ bemused look turned into some glorious memes.

The Los Angeles Lakers took on the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, coming out with a 106-96 win. LeBron James scored 33 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks, shooting 14-of-21 from the field.

The Lakers have struggled this year but one of the few bright lights has been 23-year-old Austin Reaves. The rookie has played 25 minutes off the bench vs Brooklyn and had six assists, five rebounds, two points, a block and a steal.

Austin Reaves’ puzzled reaction to LeBron James

LeBron is known as a basketball savant and someone who has one of the highest IQs in the game. He’s often the coach on the court and at one point during last night’s action he tried explaining something to Reaves.

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However, it must have been complicated as Reaves had a puzzled expression on his face after LeBron’s advice.

Austin Reaves’ face turns into glorious meme

Reaves’ hilarious, and confused, facial expressions during the exchange spawned some glorious memes.

LeBron, Frank Vogel impressed by Reaves

Reaves has been one of the surprise packages for the Lakers this season and has become a major part of Fran Vogel’s rotation. The Oklahoma alum is averaging 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and one assist per game, and recently scored a career-high 19 points against the Sacramento Kings.

“Obviously we got a gem in Austin,” LeBron recently said of his young teammate. “Bringing him on board, I watched a lot of film when we was able to acquire him and I know what type of players I like to play with and I knew right away that he would make an immediate impact on our ball club.”

“He’s playing great, simplest way to put it,” Vogel added.

“Very confident, very confident in his shooting. When he puts the ball on the deck, he’s got a great computer of reading and seeing what’s there and he’s a hell of a passer too. (We’re) pleased with how he’s playing.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.