LEBRON JAMES is one of the greatest NBA shooters of all time – but he looked to be a little rusty in training camp.

The LA Lakers star, 37, last season became the second-highest points scorer of all time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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LeBron James was back in the building for Lakers media day[/caption]

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Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis showed their chops by beating LeBron in a shootout[/caption]

James was powerless to stop his team flopping to 33-49 as the Lakers missed out on the postseason for the first time since 2019.

And fans have been quick to comment on footage of a three-point shootout that emerged from LA’s pre-season drills.

James was engaged in a mini competition with teammates Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis from beyond the arc.

You’d expect the Akron-born star to win with ease against two players not renowned for their long-range shooting.

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But James lost to BOTH players in the viral video, with Westbrook and Davis going three-from-three.

As James steps up to make his crucial shot, he releases slightly too late and ends up rimming out.

Fans were quick to jump on the footage, with some worried about the upcoming NBA season which begins on October 19.

One wrote: “This team might be worse than originally feared”.


While another added: “Lakers are cooked!”

A third said: “How nice of Lebron to purposely throw so AD and Russ can gain their confidence.”

And a fourth joked: “LeBron losing to Westbrook? We’re doomed.”

Westbook endured a tough time last season with poor form as the Lakers failed to shine at both ends of the court.

But LeBron is confident the nine-time All-Star will be back to his best this year.

He said: “I look forward to being a part of this journey with [Westbrook] this year.

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“It’s going to be a great year for him and we’re going to be right there with him. We’re here and it starts tomorrow.

“It’s all about putting in the work and when you put in the work, you see the results, so, looking forward to it.”

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