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.
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