Bennedict Mathurin cements his ‘BRON BETTER?’ claim as Pacers hand out an embarrassing loss to LeBron James, Lakers


Bennedict Mathurin cements his ‘BRON BETTER?’ claim as Pacers hand out an embarrassing loss to LeBron James, Lakers

Bennedict Mathurin

Bennedict Mathurin is really living up to the expectations every believer of his around the league had with him. He is a front-runner for the Rookie of The Year Award and is already making headlines with legends of the game and even has a victim. Bennedict Mathurin recently walked the talk he had for LeBron James even before playing his first-ever NBA game.

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Bennedict Mathurin has always been full of confidence and he has even showcased that while challenging one of the greatest players ever to set a foot on a basketball court, LeBron James. And, while challenging the King, Bennedict Mathurin said: “A lot of people say he’s great. I want to see how great he is. I don’t think anybody is better than me. He’s going to have to show me he’s better than me.”

This word from a rookie who was drafted sixth overall were considered senseless, lame and nothing but trash-talking by many around. But recently, when Bennedict Mathurin got a chance to battle out against LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers. He didn’t miss and now can crown himself as the better one if he wants to.

Recently, the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Indiana Pacers at Crypto.com Arena. And, now the Hollywood-based team has added another embarrassing memory at their home this season. As they sold away an easily winnable game where they were leading with 17 points with only 10 minutes remaining for the regulation to end. It looked like an easy dub for the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers until the fourth quarter. As after that, it was just action from the Pacers’ side as Bennedict Mathurin, Tyrese Haliburton and star of the game Andrew Nembhard took over.

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In the game, both LeBron James and Bennedict Mathurin had a tough time shooting the ball. But the young gun from the Pacers came out on the better end with a dub. As in the game, he dropped 23 points, 1 assist, 1 steal and 8 rebounds. On the other hand, LeBron James contributed with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal and 3 assists. As the King lost both the battles now he is getting trolled on the internet.

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Fans react to Bennedict Mathurin’s 1-0 record against LeBron James

Buddy Hield, LeBron James and Bennedict Mathurin
Buddy Hield, LeBron James and Bennedict Mathurin

Bennedict Mathurin who has already shown out his Michael Jordan like skill set is now 1-0 against LeBron James. It all started with a random shot at King which he even clarified later but now he can cement himself for being ‘better’ as Bron failed to show him his greatness. The fans already had this match-up hyped up and now with Mathurin being on the winning end, they are going all out with trolls and memes for the Lakers’ leader. Find some of the many reactions posted by fans on social media platforms here below:

Bennedict Mathurin so far is dominating the Rookie ladder but it’s a long way and to bag the award he’ll have to stay healthy and keep getting better day by day. As of now, the young gun is averaging 19.1 points, 4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks per game. He is already making a lot of noise in the league and has a fair chance of soon being a star if he keeps talking and backing his words up.

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