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Lakers Star Arrives To Arena 5 Hours Before Game 3

LeBron James was warming up on the court five hours before tip-off.

On Saturday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers are hosting the Golden State Warriors at Arena for Game 3 of their second-round playoff series.   

The series is tied up at 1-1, so it's a pivotal matchup for both teams.   

Five hours before the game, four-time NBA Champion LeBron James was seen getting shots up on the court.    

He is currently listed as probable for the contest.   

The photo of James (from the ABC television broadcast) is going viral on Twitter. 

Via Bleacher Report: "Bron putting shots up 5 hours ahead of Game 3 tonight"

Before Game 6 of their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, James also arrived at the arena to get work in five hours before tip-off.

The 38-year-old has played well in the 2023 NBA Playoffs but is shooting just 4/16 from the three-point through the first two games of the series with the Warriors.

His full averages during the playoffs are 22.3 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 blocks per contest while shooting 47.7% from the field.

The first two games of the series were at the Chase Center in San Francisco, and the Lakers won Game 1.

However, the Warriors came out strong in Game 2 and rebounded with a 127-100 blowout victory.

The Lakers will have an excellent chance to take complete control of the series, as Games 3 and 4 are both in Los Angeles, California.

James is in his 20th season in the league and his fifth playing for the Lakers.

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