LeBron James is back on the floor for the Lakers and he's quickly getting to work as a facilitator. In the first half against the Knicks, James put his court vision on display with a beautiful no-look pass to set up Jonathan Williams for an easy two.
James lured the defense in before kicking the ball out to Williams with a pinpoint bounce pass while facing the other direction.
The pass had Knicks' center Mitchell Robinson looking confused as Williams was wide open behind him.
Despite the heavy criticism James has faced amid the Lakers' disappointing season, he's still undoubtedly one of the best players across the NBA and is capable of doing things on the court that no one else can emulate.
Kareem: "[LeBron James] could buy his own private island and tell us all, 'Goodbye!' But look what he's doing! I have nothing but respect and admiration for that... Once [Wilt Chamberlain] made it, he didn't feel obliged to try to make it easier for those who hadn't made it." pic.twitter.com/mV6ZT3NDpr— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) March 16, 2019
James sat out LA's previous game against the Pistons due to load management, as the team is no longer expected to make the postseason. He made his presence felt in his return to Madison Square Garden on Sunday.