Who needs teammates when a backboard will suffice, James surely thought to himself last night in Indy:
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He took that one out of Kobe’s playbook. Not quite as smooth but still pretty nice. lol
and kobe took it out of Jamal crawfords playbook… who took it outta t-macs playbook
Yep, that’s still a travel.
Wow! I’ve never seen anyone do that in a game before! LMFAO!
Does that count as a rebound, assist and basket?
Can’t be an assist. Wonder if it counts as a shot attempt?
@Red Star, watch kobe play. He has done that so many times. T-Mac did it in all-star games and I can’t vouch for Crawford, but Mamba has rocked that move for a longg time.
They all stole it from Luther Head, who used to do the move from the 3 point line in high school.
@Ben Collins or Nick Fleming, please explain how that is a travel. i don’t see it, but i could be wrong.
2000 Chicago v NY AllStar Game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnXiua66KbE
@dfrance21 no travel, just excuse them guys. Anyways, goodness grief did he explode to the ball after the lob!!! dude was movin! lmao
and for you travel police don’t just say “travel” without even attempting to give an explanation. Pick up a basketball and play a little more often
TBRK I figured. There are 5-6 travel police on every highlight thread nowadays.
My travel call was more of a play on everyone calling the DWade highlight a travel, thus the smiley face.
yeah thats kobes. ha its good to copy the greats though..
Only fat slobs, who sit at home on their couches gorging on tortilla chips think that’s a travel.
That was pretty awesome.. But I think he landed before he tossed the ball. Travel. No?
Nice play, would have been better if he would have been even better if he got a clean dunk. But wow – still a very nice play.
He clearly established his pivot and then shuffled both feet before the ball left his hand…travel
whatever.. they took that out of my playbook.. when i was a kid rim rockin the nerf hoop.. who cares who did it first.. because none of them did it first.. nice play, though..
how is that a travel? pivot foot stays down until he releases the ball
For the suckling pigs that think this was “stolen” from Kobe….Larry Bird did this (albeit, without a dunk) back in the early 80′s….and I’m certain this move was patented on a street ball court somewhere in this country. STFU with your continued stupidity for once.
naw it wasnt a travel u lebron haters. it looks like it, but with close examination, his feet are in the air when they get all sprawled up. by the time he lands back down, the ball is out of his hands.
Out of Kobe’s playbook… still laughin’.
He didn’t invent it.
And it is a travel if you know the rules.
It happened so quick no one could react fast enough. apart from THE KING . TITE !!!
oh and also, why are people such haters ? If that was kobe, or whoever their favorite player is I bet they wouldn’t try so hard to depreciate what was a great play …
Travel Police = lol
actually according to the NBA rulebook it is a travel. You can throw a non-shot to yourself, only if you catch it in the air (which he did), and treat the non-shot pass as if you had lost your dribble. Basically you can do what he did, as long as you don’t “travel,” and two steps from a standstill is a travel. I only know this because I lost $20.00 betting on the rules on that same type of play
t-mac did it in the all-star game once. now that was cool.
is it reflexive when Eboy hates haters?
Who’s James Shirley?
Chris Bosh going behind the back was the true second highlight of the game after the hail mary alley oop
@The Black Rick Kamla
It definitely is a travel!!
Because he throws the ball to the ring/backboard he is only allowed to catch the ball himself if the ball has touched the ring. If not, it’s a travel.
First player i’ve seen doing it was Felipe Lopez @ st johns i guess..;
And T-Mac has done it in an ASG !
The idiocy of the modern day basketball fan is amplified each day as I read the most stupid things each day on this site. It’s truly mind-numbing.
How is that a travel? He didn’t move his pivot, and you’re allowed to grab your own “rebound”. And pump fake off the glass is “Kobe’s move” but so what? The man has 5 rings, so why not copy 5 rings?
its not a shot attempt. its the same concept as saving the ball to yourself
this isn’t new but still nice. Cleary NOT a travel. lol
im a kobe fan but this wasn’t created by kobe. yea he does it but almost everybody done this move before (if you truly play basketball and not 2k)
proper use of this type of play happened in an all star game, when Steph Marbury threw a pass to himself from behind Vlade Divac’s back and shot it off the catch in the air, without taking steps. That is legal. I am only explaining what is a travel by the book, because obviously this play happens a lot, (McGrady, Carter, Kobe, LeBron, Dwyane, Bird, Ron Harper) and NEVER gets called.
Uhm, nitwit central….example: if you make a post move and miss the rim and hit the backboard and catch the miss on a hook shot, up and under, whatever, it’s not a travel. It’s the same concept here. The only time you HAVE to hit the rim (and not just backboard) is on a free-throw attempt that you are intentionally trying to miss for an extra possession.
Moses Malone was the king of this move.
A pass and a miss are different things Eboy. Read the rulebook, I have, it specifies Shot Attempt. Unless you give LeBron a miss, and count that as a shot, its a travel. By the rules, not in my opinion
Are we certain he wasn’t trying to make the shot….and if that’s the case in the rule book(which obviously it’s not) how was Kobe’s, McGrady’s and everyone else’s not called off as a self pass? Simple. The rule is not enforced, therefore, it doesn’t apply.
Not only is that stupid, but it’s a travel. Lebron set for a shot, then hopped, then took a scoop shot. Blatant travel. And all for the sake of showing off, and looking stupid in the process. I mean, if you are gonna do a showoff play, something a bit more dazzling please?
It’s a funny window into the Heat’s psychology that they reacted to the painful defeat in Boston by trying to show off extra against Indiana. Kid stuff.
that’s literally what I said at 2:51, by the book its a travel, but its never called
I actually stand corrected, the rule is different in the NCAA book then the NBA book. Here is the NBA rule –
f. A player who attempts a field goal may not be the first to touch the ball if it fails to
touch the backboard, basket ring or another player.
g. A player may not be the first to touch his own pass unless the ball touches his backboard, basket ring or another player
No sh*t, nbk, that’s what I WAS TRYING TO SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smiley face in words.
In the NCAA a player may touch any legitimate field goal attempt, regardless of it touching the rim or backboard. Passes must touch the rim or another player, or the player who through the pass must not take more then the available number of steps to catch and release the ball in mid-air.
lol atleast I looked it up and proved myself wrong, rather then flaming about how I am a know it all like some people do on this site
NCAA has kiddie rules.
Boooooooooooooooooo!!!! All those hops and he couldn’t flush that clean….
The real highlight from this game was the baseline fallaway that D Wade hit!!!
Lebron could do a cartwheel in the air before dunking it and half the people who saw it would still say that it’s A) illegal, B) been done before, or that C) Kobe did it better.
How could he do a cartwheel in the air? A cartwheel using no hands is called an aerial…I’m dripping with sarcasm.
Kobe’s smoother and more graceful for sure….. but still really nice though!!! I like creative basketball
Average….and for someone with such ‘amazing’ hops for a guy 6ft 8″ tall…he couldn’t dunk it at the end? Piss poor clip.
It sort of looks like a travel to me. You’re allowed to throw it up against the backboard, but to me it looks like he LANDS before he tosses it (the classic Charles Barkley move!).
It’s realllllly too fast for me to be certain though.
It would be interesting to see who among the loser’s above could even make the pass of the backboard by themselves in a park with no one else around. I’d say the percentage is probably 0.88%.
and dunk it? I’d say the % is 0.00 – if you could make that pass and dunk it, then your not on slamonline, your in europe or asia trying to make it pro. Or your wasting potential
nbk, you think the ability to dunk gives you the talent to go pro?
I wouldn’t even broach the idea of dunking it.
Nicolas, I think what nbk was implying is that if you could pull off this move, in real life, in a game situation, amongst above level talent, you probably have an exceptional skill level.
I guess I vastly overestimate the ability of people who love basketball. I would think anyone that posts in the comment section for SLAM on a regular basis would have some basketball experience, and a pass off glass to yourself is not difficult. Now, in a game situation it would be impressive, but Eboy’s all-alone at a park situation would only be difficult in a tornado.
@Eboy, I was looking at nbk’s comment as going off of your proposed situation at a park and dunking with nobody around, but maybe that was just me.
lol this isnt anybodies move, lots of ballers do this. Tmac has done this like four or five times not just in all star game. Saw him even do it in a summer league game once.
It wasn’t a show off move to any REAL ballaz as you can see even though it looks that way, he was just trying to get the ball in the hole. It seems he was in that funny position where he was pumped and felt that if he J,d it was going to be too hard so he threw it up there & got it while beeing tripped. Within an extremely short peiod of time if you know whatim saying It’s 1 of those plays where the ref could have called a tavel but imagine if he called a foul. SLAM would HAVE MELTED DOWN & Brian Crawford would to have to get LBJ 23 tatooed on his forehead. It wouldn’t be difficult to hold em down. All the Nerds at his old school still laugh at that one to this day. sorry B just EPMD thats all One !! ps. @Dagger : When it comes to self alley-oops T-MAC in The All-STAR GAME brought it the TIGHTEST , HE JUST DIDN’T GIVE A F### !!! !! cmon` don`t front eFF Kobe !!! he whack
My comment isn’t going through, so i’ma shorten it, basically I know 2 people that can throw the ball from the ft line, off the backboard, catch it and dunk it, in one motion. One is a professional basketball player in holland, the other is a lazy kid with professional athlete level athletic ability that was too focused on off the court stuff to even work on his game.
This is from a standstill, I know quite a few people that can catch the ball off a bounce or throw off the backboard from a running start and dunk it, but not from a standstill 15 feet from the hoop.
Got ya and now your comment makes complete and total sense to me.
word man, i can see the confusion though
Oh if you count playing against Kenny Dobbs at runs then I know 3 people. Cuz that dude can do that, and prolly put it through his legs.
whoever said kobe copied crawford….hes right!!crawford did a couple of those like in 2005 but he dunked them too!
Great play by Lebron. People who are saying it’s a travel are plain haters. This man is the MVP right now, but it pains me to say that. But I give props where its due and the dude is looking like for a third time the league’s most valuable player.
He took that one from Kobe’s playbook lol!!!
Each time Lebron wins an MVP Kobe win The Finals MVP sooo Lebron you get that MVP!!!
I know A LOT of people that can do that by themselves alone in the gym or in a dunk contest, including me (I played university ball in Canada). I’ve never met anyone who has done it in a game. Doing it by yourself and doing it in a game are VERY different things.
way to su(k at life you guys!
way to promote freedom of speech slam. might as well say this: suck my balls Slam, while you’re sucking leBrons anyways…
wow they posted my “suck my balls” comment but not my LeBron-critical comment. Does Nike own Slamonline.com now?
I did this in a rec league game over here in Australia and got called for an ‘AIR TRAVEL’, not even kidding. Needless to the say, me and this ref don’t get along well.
Without the dunk of course.
T macs was better. I think he did it like twice if im correct
Sh*t. I did it @ the 6 ft kiddie hoops @ the elementary. Hops baby! Haha!
Uh, does it count if I bounced the ball off the glass so my FRIEND could catch it in the air and dunk it? Cause I’ve done that like three or four times, then.
In Australia you get called for a travel because we have some of the worst officiating at the ‘grass roots’ level I’ve ever seen.
LeBron didn’t travel on this play, he did well not to travel considering he got tripped up.
You Lebron haters are an absolute joke.
Larry did it waaaay better.
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