KEY POINTS

  • LeBron James shocks teammates after drilling a no-look three-pointer in the game against the Houston Rockets
  • James reveals that it was part of a bet with Dennis Schroder
  • The Lakers superstar's terrific jumper is now being compared to Steph Curry's no-look shots

LeBron James took a page out of Stephen Curry’s book as he nailed a sensational no-look three-pointer during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-100 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at the Toyota Center.

The Los Angeles franchise were leading the Rockets, 45-2,  with just under eight minutes to go in the second quarter when James took a gutsy jumper from beyond the arc.

His teammates on the bench went ballistic as the four-time NBA champion turned towards them as the ball swished into the hoop taking nothing but net along the way.

James has done some outrageous moves on the court throughout his legendary career, but that trifecta will be remembered for a long time, especially how he showboated after getting it in.

The 36-year-old was asked about it during the post-game press conference, and he explained that it was a result of Dennis Schroder goading him about not being able to make the three-pointer near the sidelines.

“He said ***** you won’t make it,” James told reporters when asked what Schroder’s words were. “And in order to make a bet officially, you either got to have a handshake or you got to look a man in the eye. So he said bet it and I turned around and I said bet it.”

With many comparing James’ jumper to Stephen Curry’s no-look shots in the past, the Lakers star went on to praise the longtime Golden State Warriors point guard’s shooting ability.

Schroder was among the players running after James, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell. The former Oklahoma City Thunder playmaker labeled the no-look three-pointer  "legendary" as it was being spoken about throughout the contest against the Rockets.

James, who eyes to help the franchise retain their NBA title from last season, ended the night with 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

"King James" is currently atop the KIA MVP leader board, averaging 24.2 points per game to go along with 8.6 rebounds and 7.9 assists per outing.

 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers Photo: Getty Images | Douglas P. DeFelice