Avery Bradley Falls Victim to LeBron James Chasedown Block, Doesn’t Learn His Lesson

Bryan Brandom
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Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is enjoying the finest season of his young career.

The 26-year-old, already regarded as one of the best defensive guards in the league, is averaging career highs in points (17.9), rebounds (7.1), and assists (2.4), all while shooting scorching percentages—48.1 from the field and 40.6 from three—in his seventh season.

So far be it from me to tell him how to ball.

But if I might make one minor suggestion: maybe be a little more weary of the LeBron James chasedown block—it's kind of his thing.

During the Cleveland Cavaliers' Thursday-night matchup with the Celtics, Bron Bron tracked down Bradley on a break for a huge swat in the first quarter before Celts big man Al Horford returned the favor.

A quarter later, it happened again.

Then again, things worked out perfectly for Boston each time. So what do I know?

Anyway, behind a combined 85 points, 28 rebounds, and 25 assists between James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, the Cavs bested Boston 124-118.