VIDEO: LeBron James Jokingly Tries to Block Rajon Rondo's Layup After He Faked a Lob

LeBron James pretends to block Rajon Rondo's layup attempt against the Atlanta Hawks
LeBron James pretends to block Rajon Rondo's layup attempt against the Atlanta Hawks

The new-look Los Angeles Lakers have meshed faster than anyone would have expected, cruising out to a 23-3 record. In fact, they're so good that they can spend time goofing during most matchups. While "battling" the below-average Hawks on Sunday, Rajon Rondo faked a lob to LeBron James before taking the ball to the rack himself. James jokingly went up as if he were about to block Rondo's layup attempt, as he was denied the chance to throw down a tenacious dunk.

Rondo's move was so clean that even LeBron, his own teammate, was caught off guard. Hawks rookie DeAndre Hunter, of course, bought on the lob attempt, and side-stepped in LeBron's direction, clearing a path to the rack for Rondo.

Clearly, LeBron wanted to make the highlight reel here, but Rondo rather hilariously denied him the opportunity.