Marine Johannès’ moves caught the eye of many during Sunday’s Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, including NBA star LeBron James.
James called Johannès’ shot a “CANNON,” noting that her one-legged 3-pointer while moving to the left “got me out my seat!!”
She got a CANNON!!!! The 1 leg going left got me out my seat!! 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/C1qBUcNg6a— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 9, 2023
She got a CANNON!!!! The 1 leg going left got me out my seat!! 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/C1qBUcNg6a
The French star, who is often the first player off the bench for the New York Liberty, scored 14 points in that role in Sunday’s 99-82 loss to the Las Vegas Aces. She went 4-of-7 from 3-point range in 20 minutes on the floor, good enough to be New York’s third-highest scorer in the game.
On Monday, Johannès responded to James’ post about her shooting prowess with an emoji-filled tweet, the hands covering the emojis face seemingly expressing her disbelief over her shoutout from the four-time NBA champion.
https://t.co/JyQuu6eecd— Marine Johannès (@MarineJ5) October 10, 2023
“The Marine who came out was Marine,” Liberty head coach Sandy Brondello said after the game. “She’s had some good games against [the Aces] and she was making shots.”
Brondello also had emphasized Johannès’ role ahead of the series, noting that the 28-year-old guard was “ready to go,” as Johannès proved Sunday.
“We have spoken about our bench being a strength,” Brondello said. “I’m sure they will be in this series as well.”