Aaron Gordon tops LeBron James in the dunking department as Magic take down Lakers

Jack Baer
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, center, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, and forward Kyle Kuzma, right, stand by during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
This wasn't even Aaron Gordon's biggest dunk vs. the Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Even in a game in which he wasn’t his best self and didn’t have Anthony Davis by his side, LeBron James still managed to tie a career-high in assists with 19 against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, that didn’t stop the Magic from upsetting the Lakers in Staples Center by a score of 119-118, and it didn’t stop James from slightly embarrassing himself at a key moment in the fourth quarter.

We wouldn’t dare say “washed” like James so clearly wants us to, but yeah.

Magic forward Aaron Gordon would later provide a better example on how to slam the ball home, taking flight and absorbing a stupid two-handed push from Lakers center JaVale McGee on his way to three key points.

That dunk helped the Magic become the first under-.500 team to top the 33-8 Lakers this season. They also snapped a nine-game win streak for the Lakers, who looked on their way to another thrilling victory after erasing a 21-point third-quarter deficit.

The Magic held off the Lakers in the final minutes thanks to a pair of gorgeous scores from reclamation project Markelle Fultz, who finished with his second career triple-double at 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

First, there was this cooking of McGee down low.

Then, Fultz opted to take James for a ride around the paint.

Fultz is now averaging 11.7 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game, which the Magic will definitely take given where the former No. 1 overall pick was when they acquired him.

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