Orlando Magic guard RJ Hampton wants to impress Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. While on Fubo Sports’ “No Chill With Gilbert Arenas” podcast, the second-year NBA player said he’d love to dance on King James.
After co-host Josiah Johnson asked Hampton which player he wanted to play — past or present — the Magic guard said, “It’s a cliché, but Bron. But I have a reason.”
When we were playing in LA and I thought I got a steal on Russ and I was dribbling the ball down, I think Austin Reeves was on my shoulder and I picked him up and I was right. They’re going to put him on the edge there and get back on defense.
“Bron just came out of nowhere. I didn’t see it. Nobody said anything. It was like he flew from the other side, and I’ve seen that clip many times. It was used in ads, it was used in… social media.
Nobody wants to dance in the NBA, especially not LeBron James.
Magic guard RJ Hampton wants to impress LeBron James
“Every time I see it, it makes me angry,” Hampton continued. “That’s why. I’m angry that I didn’t numb him. My father always said, ‘Why don’t you appreciate it?’ ‘I never saw it coming,’ I thought. He or maybe I should say [Rudy] Gobert.
When Gilbert asked him why he didn’t mind beating on the guard, Hampton said, “I feel like no guard jumps on me, though.”
Gilbert also mentioned a time when Jason Terry was hard on him. Terry said he drove the lane and then Gilbert fouled it under the basket. So he stiffened and Terry was sent to the free throw line.
The game apparently happened while Gilbert was with the Golden State Warriors.
RJ Hampton will have opportunities to impress LeBron James during the 2022-23 season. Mark your calendar. On December 27 at 7 pm ET, the Magic will play the Lakers at the Amway Center.
Then, on March 13, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET, Magic the Lakers will play on Crypto.com.