Who needs teammates when a backboard will suffice, James surely thought to himself last night in Indy:
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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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