Last year, the Kanye track that accompanies this video became overplayed. This time, it’s more than fitting:
Tags: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James
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LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!!!!!!!! LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice jumper…will he hit that same shot with high stakes on the line?
lebron had an amazing game, he’s an amazing player, and i’m not taking anything away from him, but I can’t see why this is a big deal. yeah, it’s impressive that it was closer to a regular jumper than a heave, but getting a shot like that to go is pure luck. you think he practices those? also, is this video really more deserving of being uploaded than pierce’s buzzer beater? give me a break.
lol @lets last statement
celtics like jabber jaw.. no respect at all
@letsmotor: LeBron does practice those shots. You saw him at all star weekend, right?
@letsmotor, I thought it was notable because it capped his takeover of the 2nd & 3rd quarters beautifully. Any hope of a Bulls comeback/Cavs collapse were dismissed.
@BostonBaller Kobe would!
He does practice them, most superstars do….I agree that a last second game winner is more worthy than a half time buzzer beater with the game already out of hand. I’m not being one sided just practical. Everyone loves a game winning buzzer beater
LeBron should be banned from the league! He’s a mutant! He has no respect for people, defenses, opposing offenses gravity, physics, meta-physics etc! Straight disrespectful! Lol
Man, LeBron is so physically gifted it’s scary. And now his basketball skills have caught up with his natural abilities and he can actually hit jumpers. It’s pretty much his league for the next 10 years.
That shot was not luck. Yes odds are worse that it’d go in than a 3 pointer, but he squared up decently to the shot, had a good release, and the ball was pure as soon as it left his hand.
If you have the power to pull a controlled jumper from that deep it is not luck.
Just like Steph in his prime, in NJ.
the most impressive man in human history!
@letsmotor. Yes, Lebron did mention that he does practise those shots in the postgame talks.
letsmotor: i don’t know how you can call that lucky when he clearly squared up and followed through. just sayin.
Now that it’s officially ruled NOT lucky can we address the lack of D on the shot? Does anyone watch film any more? LBJ approached that shot as he does his 3′s, rose should have been ready to play it instead of reacting to it. I’m not saying he would have blocked it but a hand in the face BEFORE the release helps. lol. D is lacking league wide, players drive baseline as if it’s the fast lane…so sad.
@BostonBaller why would Rose risk fouling James at the end of the quarter? Not every player(even those of LBJ’s magnitude) will hit those half court heaves most of the time. It’s not like James was anywhere near the 3-point line for Rose to feel obligated to guard him up close. He made a good shot give him credit.
Why would Rose expect him to shoot and therefore put a hand in his face so far out. The shot was great end of story this guy is an amazing player (not the second coming of Christ) so let’s be done with hatin’ and appreciate this for what it was.
Why would smart a basketball player play more defense then Rose did. He got his hand up. Its a halfcourt shot for poop sake. What you want him to foul him too. Rose played defense the way that he should have on someone shooting from halfcourt. Lebrons just an alien. Thats not Rose’s fault.
@J-Killer15: you are right, Rose played it well enough w/out fouling. what I’m saying is that since Rose could have been called for a foul with the left elbow nudge why not commit to jumping straight up with his hands up? @Trout, I’m sure you’re speaking of others as far as the hate, I think i called him a superstar and stated that he does practice those and it wasn’t luck. Don’t let my name fool you, I love my C’s but I appreciate great talent league wide.
i stand corrected; according to you guys, he does practice those shots. i’ve never heard him same that, but i’ll take your word for it. still, you don’t see any luck in this at all, even if he’s probably better at this shot then most players? and just because he squared up, doesn’t make it less about luck. LAHuey, you made a good point–it did cap his takeover, and that does give it more meaning than I initially would’ve granted it. still, i don’t care who calls it “celtics-like jabber jaw,” it’s a travesty that this shot is being given more attention than pierce’s game winner. i’d be saying the same thing if it was a joe johnson, steve nash, durant, or deron williams game winner.
gotta give credit to rose for even being there to put a hand up. who plays shot defense at the center court logo? credit to him for being there with a hand in lbj’s face and credit to him for not making it a 4 point play. half the united center left after that shot. they came back from commercial and it looked like a reg season heat game.
brad miller is playing good defence… hand up.. from 3 meters.
Yep, still HATE autotune.
@letmotor jesus dude take a telling he does practise them shots, he even said he does and everyone witnessed him doin at the all star break
@letsmotor, can’t we just go ahead and say that any shot outside of 5 feet is luck? The percentage of luck just becomes greater the further away you move. But like someone else said, Steph used to shoot those all the time in NJ… with less effort.
lol @ Brad Miller. And lol @ Anthony Parker running.. to the bench?
Co-sign Michael NZ.. he knows what’s up.
I’m in awe of the guy who’s standing up with his hands in the air way before it even went in. That dude cannot have possibly called it, could he?
Even with his 37/12/11 night, it’s AMAZING that he got most of that in 3 quarters. And he looks so poised to win a title right now. Like a man possessed. Not even afraid of the Lakers ahead (or Thunder!) whom he beat twice. Is it okay if the Spurs don’t make it to the Finals that I can root for LeBron?
i’m gonna go ahead and say that i’ve seen halfcourt jumpers that looked way smoother. lebron had a lot of forward-going momentum, i don’t care what the announcers say. i’ve seen marbury actually go straight up from half court more than once, and i belive i’ve seen vince do it too. Not to bash this shot; it was definitely nice, but definitely not unique or one of the top shots in its category.
to clarify: not hating on the shot, but the lickfest it’s generated from announcers and fans
^ took the words out of my mouth.
I must have missed the part when ppl said that LeBron was the only human being capable of hitting that shot. It would have been a highlight if it were Kobe or Vince or Deron hitting that. It’s a freaking amazing shot, lighten up you kill joys. Now we have to put everything into historical perspective and make sure that NO ONE has EVER done it before appreciating a play? Morons.
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