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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Deja Vu

Did I say that defenders taking a nose dive to the floor was a rarity?
Well apparently LeBron James wasn't aware of this:

My goodness.
To put things into perspective, Nicolas Batum DOVE from around the dotted line (6-7 feet from the basket?) to the cameras out of bounds.

Thats a long distance to travel.

And I might add, LeBron pulled this off without the aid of a screen or the defender getting tripped up.
He 'simply' hit Batum with a behind the back crossover.
Dude even had the nerve to make the jump shot after.

I mentioned before these sorts of plays are a source of great humor.

This wasn't funny.

It was nasty... and it was dangerous.
Batum was flying off his feet so fast that his teammate, LaMarcus Aldridge had to dodge him before trying to help and contest the shot.

I know the Heat still lost and everyone would prefer to hate on them rather than relish this magnificent play. Never mind the fact that LeBron finished with 31, 11, and 8 assists...

1 comment:

  1. To me, these are better than someone getting dunked on. Then again, this also depends on the dunk. It's not everyday that a defender looks like he's on black ice. Brings back find memories of Jamal Mashburn, the innovator of the "Mash n Go," where you cross your defender over, and proceed directly past him in pursuit of a bucket. Somebody find me some Iverson highlights!!!