LeBron James is undoubtedly one of the best players to ever touch a basketball and entering his 20th season he still is the face of the league and is dominating his rivals. He is also in the G.O.A.T conversation and has a lot of gas remaining to call it a wrap. But still, there are many fans who don’t really know that King James is a lefty and just happens to shoot from his right hand. He is capable of getting the job done perfectly from both of his hands, as he is an ambidexter (can use both hands with equal ease). This has LeBron James on the advantageous side as he can play with both of his hands and never get limited to a direction or a play. But still, he uses his right hand to shoot the ball.
In an interview years ago when LeBron James was asked about him being lefty but shooting right-handed. Answering to it LeBron James didn’t really had a particular reason but he quoted: “I have no idea how I became a right-handed basketball player. I think it was probably Michael Jordan…Penny Hardaway the guys I looked up to growing up seen those guys shoot righty. So I guess I shoot righty but I am pretty much a left-handed guy. I don’t take many of those shots but I am capable of making those shots. I don’t know I work on craft I work on both hands. My… coach Frank Walker told me if you can’t make a left-hand lay-up you are not gonna be much of anything of a basketball player. So he was the first one to teach me how to make a left-hand layup without even dribbling the ball…first practice I have ever had playing organized basketball.”
LeBron James also added: “But I have no idea why I became a righty. I guess it looked cool. Until I got older and I wish I was a lefty. Because those shots look a lot better.” King isn’t really regretting his decision but feels like he could have swished many of his jumpers if he was a lefty as those shots are better. And, he even struggled with his jumper early in his career but now the story has changed and he’s a great shooter who is capable of pulling up from anywhere and everywhere on the court.
Fans react to LeBron James shooting from his right hand even though he is a lefty
There are thousands of reactions to offer for this amazing skill of LeBron James which even he doesn’t has a reason for. Fans reacting to it believe it just adds more to his greatness and the bag he has. Also, like always the trolls and memes for him are out, many also believe being a lefty in basketball is awesome. Find some of many such reactions posted by fans on social media platforms here below: