Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  45 responses

Video: LeBron James from Behind the Backboard

That LeBron guy down there in Miami? Yeah, he’s somewhat talented:

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  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    The kobe bryant one was much better…

  • burnt_chicken

    No, no it was not.

  • JTaylor21

    ^Just Say NO!!!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    no sir mr. kap.. no it was not

  • http://sdfklfds.com Jukai

    Kobe’s was not better…

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Anyone who has actually shot a basketball knows the angle Kobe shot his from is much tougher than Lebrons.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    pretty sure we have all shot a basketball lol and pretty we all (besides you of course) would agree that lebrons shot was much better

  • http://google c_cantrell

    *pretty sure we all

  • JTaylor21

    Sure, you’re the only person on this site who has “actually” shot a ball, riggggght!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    It’s odd that one of the sites biggest Laker slurpers is arguing on behalf of his man.

  • http://www.slamonline.com peter


    everyone can decide for themselves…as someone who has shot a basketball multiple times (from behind the backboard included), kobe’s was a tougher angle, lebrons was a more rushed situation

  • bravo

    damn that was a sick shot! but kobe is the man. you heard that EBOY


    Lebron shot was much tougher. He didn’t even see the basket when he shot the ball. Kobe suck’s anyways.

  • burnt_chicken

    LeBron’s included a spin and a fadeaway. Bean goes straight up. Degree of difficulty? As someone who has actually shot a basketball, Kap you assuredly know about that, right? In addition to uhhh angles?
    Oh, and Kap, I’m quite sure every poster here would take your freshly scuffed shoes in a 1-on-1. Go back to the Fantasy boards, boy.

  • riggs

    youre bugging if you think kobe’s was better. Not only was lebron in a rushed shoot before the shot clock winds down situation, he didnt look at the rim til the last second and was at a horrible angle. stop riding kobe.

  • Oli

    who cares which shot was tougher?! i’m pretty sure both lebron and kobe will be happy if they won’t have to shoot shots like these ever again.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    i would love to play you 1-on-1

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    Someone is owned.

  • vtrobot

    LBJ’s wuz better.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    blablabla Kobe this that, LeBron that…. it was a tough shot, and it looked pretty good to me! Who cares if Kobe’s shot was more difficult?

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    I didn’t get owned. For some reason the Heat fan club has created some unified militia that is much stronger than Lakernation sadly.

    @c_cantrell…If you wanna do that to yourself so be it. I’m not one of your typical nerds who is strawny…cough…cough…eboy. I’m pretty sure I would wipe the floor with most of the guys that post here.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Its 10 on 1 and you guys are still outnumbered.

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

    That’s not special, I’ve seen guys do that before.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Kap….I don’t know where you live or what your first language is but I’m not sure what strawny is. I’m 6 foot, 210 lbs. If I’m scrawny (if that’s what you were going for)my strawny a*s wouldn’t even waste the ball sweat to step on a court with a guy like you.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    You just need to know that I have always played center. I would show you what working in the post looks like bc I know you don’t see much of it watchn James and Bosh play. lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Alright Brad Sellers…..LMAO!!!!! Another guy who’s a 7 footer who never got the chance! Keep fingering your as*hole to the Pau/Sasha porn you got from Redtube.

  • CRUS-T jalepino included

    TO HAVE THE PRESENCE OF MIND TO PUT THAT SHOT UP PERFECTLYLIKE DAT IS TIGHT AS F@(K. KOBESEXUALS make like Michael Jackson & Beat it. The Rapists shot was whack comparing to this.

  • Tweaks

    it’s a good shot, high degree of difficulty. …but dang! it’s so ugly!!! and FLOW-less. He even stops for an instant. A KOBE/MJ similar shot in similar traffic would be FAR MORE FLUENT you know? I’m talking about that ”poetry of motion” that sepparates GREATNESS from any other attribute. Lebron moves against the physics of the game and yes…like any other dominant player before him..he manages to win the battle against the FORCES involved in the mechanics of basketball. HOWEVER…my personal view on the subject is that the GREATEST players have something different in their dna, that TALENT factor…is something that comes from one’s nature..and has art..has beauty…has flow..in it. It’s something subtile yet obvious and common with great players (MJ/KOBE/AI/MAGIC etc)…that lebron DOES NOT SHOW.
    So in order to be great your shot’s gotta look good:)



  • neaorin

    Loved it. “Hey look, Juwan Howard is open, should it pass it to him? nah fark that, I’ll just swish this ridiculous turnaround from behind the backboard with no time left on the clock!”. Genius.

  • Dagger

    What’s wrong with some of you people? How does your allegiance to a team change your appreciation of a great shot? Kobe’s shot was great. Lebron’s shot is great. Lebron’s other behind the backboard shot was great too. Bird’s behind the backboard shot was great. I’m not a Lakers, Heat, Cavs or Celtics fan, but that doesn’t change the greatness of the play.

  • http://Mrjones21901@aol.com Run’n'Gun219

    ok this argument is wack as hell, they both were good shots. but Kobe’s was better to me. he was all the way behind the back board and at an angle. lebron was on the side. but the both are not as good as Dr J behind the backboard finger roll. best nba play ever. Thats to me, that is..

  • JTaylor21

    The line “to be great, your shot has to look good” has to be the dumbest line I’ve have read on this site, ever. congrats, your picture will now go on the slam wall of shame.

  • Mark Lewis

    Larry Bird’s was better ;-)

  • AveJoe20

    Its really not that tough to shoot over the backboard especially from the angle Lebron shot it from. The spin and fade made it harder than the angle. Still pretty sweet tho!

  • kc

    Thats why they call him the king!

  • VB324

    that was the most amazing shot in recent history to me. Tough hit.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    son i would own you on the court lol.. you wouldnt stand a chance man.. and if you play center then i would for out quick your ass and prolly drop a dunk or two on that goofy *ss face of yours! sh*t lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I have a feeling Kap is close in talent to a modern day Brad Sellers. This is not a compliment.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^haha eboy im kinda feeling that vibe too

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Kobe’s was a tougher angle, LeBron’s looked more like an actual shot and less like a frustrated flip at the rim…
    I can’t believe even this turned into a LeBron vs. Kobe argument. Lol.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/32JSE Yesse

    That’s a crazy one. He just spins when the time is ticking out and shoots it. Never seen anybody make that in that tough of a situation. When can we see a gamewinner like this?

  • mp73

    Of course if its Lebron its gonna be overhyped. I’ll take Bird & Kobe’s shot over the Queen’s.

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  • mars

    Lebron always impresses me. That comparison to Julius Irving is so fitting. I hope he gets rings though man. If he never gets a ring, he’ll still be the greatest but it will be like…”wow what a waste”… even though it shouldnt be like that. just saying