The Brooklyn Nets tried (unsuccessfully) to get in the head of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James before their primetime matchup. James was trying to find some baby powder for his pre-game toss that he's brought back in recent years, but the Nets made sure that there wasn't any to be found in the Barclays Center.
That's cold! While the attempt at mind games is admirable, the Nets' attempted act of subterfuge certainly didn't impact LBJ's play on the court.
James beat up on former teammate Kyrie Irving and the Nets, tossing up a triple-double with 27 points, 12 boards, and 10 assists to help the Lakers move to 36-9 on the season.
LeBron might have missed out on his pre-game ritual, but he looked just a sharp as ever in Brooklyn without his powder. Ritual or no ritual, the Lakers are on a tear right now, and only a select few teams can even hope to stop them on a given night.