Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 at 11:03 am  |  32 responses

Witness LeBron’s Game Winner

by Lang Whitaker

We all knew LeBron was good, but the one knock, the one thing you could nit-pick, if anything, was that he hadn’t hit a game-winner in a big game.

Problem solved.

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  • mdawg

    unbelievable…lebron james: where amazing happens

  • hoblin

    look at sager getting ready for the full out sprint to lebron at the 18 second mark

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Thanks for the post, Lang. Amazing shot indeed, though I’m still shocked the Cavs needed these heroics to win the game. Mo Will and Co. need to step up!

  • whooo!

    M…V…muhf’n P. these playoffs have been terrific, and this series looks like it could be a classic.

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    If the Cavs win this series, that’s the greatest shot in the team’s history. They were dead going into Orlando.

    And may I say, nothing against Bob Costas, but GOD did I miss Marv during Jordan’s last years.

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    Around the :41 second mark, look at SVG’s face. “Wow, that was even better than Rashard’s game-winner.”

  • Jacob

    my throat still hurts from screaming after that shot, ALL HAIL KING JAMES!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/weezyleezy337 weezy f. leezy

    the best ever since the best ever! 2-3!

  • http://www.myspace.com/weezyleezy337 weezy f. leezy

    like the homie 2-3/ jordan or james/ dont matter which one we ballin the same

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    “Samuel said to all the people, ‘You see him whom Yahweh has chosen, that there is none like him among all the people?’ All the people shouted, and said, ” Long live the king!”
    Samuel 10:24

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    That just happened.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great
  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    look the last comment i posted, watch that video, the clock starts late.
    review this ish and overturn it.

  • Kas

    I was there, he didn’t make the shot, but the league paid everyone there to keep quiet and edited the video so it appears he made the shot

  • CDef28

    It’s not like “the King” needed to blow a 12 point lead going into halftime and a 6 point lead going into the fourth in order for that shot to happen. The real closer showed everyone how it’s done last night. He came BACK from losing by 8 heading into the fourth.

  • CDef28

    And Kevin Wilson, “If the Cavs win this series, that’s the greatest shot in the team’s history.” Wow, not saying much.

  • Chris

    I still don’t understand why they didn’t foul him while he was shooting. LeBron is NOT making 3 clutch freethrows.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    good job mikael helping deny the ball to lebron

  • http://web.mac.com/roaringred bbaby

    Nate, it was really only at the most a .1 or .2 difference. Even if it started the exact moment LeBron touched the ball, it still would have counted.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    could nate hate anymore?

  • D12FSU

    this seems…so insignificant now

  • underdog

    Pavlovic would be an awful defensive player in the NFL.

  • BostonBaller

    Amazing finish, good shot, poor defense. The amazing part was the time ticking down, the good part was that he hit it. It was pretty much a straight on 3 which wasn’t that difficult. Stopping him from getting an oop was good but the overall defensive sceme was really poor. No pressure on the passer and no one shading James from the outside of the 3 point line. Who wouldn’t want another Cav to have the ball and panic trying to get it to James who would have had to rush an off balanced 3 instead of a clean look 3.

  • BostonBaller

    I forgot to mention that James is still one bad dude with a ball…

  • bill breedley

    FLUKE!!! the king without a ring will neer nail one again. Against the Lakers, Trevor would have swipped that ball away.

  • bill breedley

    and the Magic are now up 2-1! Where amazing (translation: Fluke) does not happen two games in a row.

  • Julio

    its those moments where players are made

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qP6ig__PZk MooButter


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  • Asanto

    what the hell was Rashard lewis doin’?

  • Holden

    I like LeBron and wants him to do well but I can’t help but to notice that he acts insecure in the clutch. This was truly a great shot. But it was still desperation and kind of “nothing to lose”. It was an extremely important game but no one could really have blamed him for missing a difficult shot like that.

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