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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  54 responses

LeBron James Blames Small Jersey for Missing a Clutch Shot in the Philippines


Nike took LeBron James on a promotional tour in the Philippines. And even though he was only supposed to “coach”, LBJ plugged himself into an exhibition game against the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team. James missed what would have been the game-tying bucket at the buzzer, and he joked that it was due to his jersey being too small. Per ABS-CBN News: “James watched his team trim a seven-point deficit to just one point, 8-9, before calling a timeout halfway through the 10-minute scrimmage and putting on a red ‘Witness’ jersey. The four-time NBA MVP then joined the collegiate stars and proceeded to wow the crowd with an array of impressive moves, including an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Ravena. But Gilas, led by Japeth Aguilar and Marc Pingris, won the game, 29-27, after James missed a potential game-tying lay-up in the dying seconds. ‘The reason I missed those last two shots is because my jersey is too damn small, so forgive me,’ said James, who also thrilled the crowd by throwing signed basketballs to the stands. Prior to the scrimmage, James also joined the collegiate stars, Gilas Pilipinas, and the national under-16 team in a skills clinic. [...] Earlier, as part of his ‘Witness History’ tour, James visited the Nike Park at The Fort in Taguig City, where hundreds of fans ignored the pouring rain just to catch a glimpse of their idol. During a press conference at the Makati Shangri-La, James also promised that this will not be his last visit to the Philippines. ‘I can’t believe this is my first time here,’ he said. ‘Definitely, it’s not my last.’”

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  • Dagger

    Clearly he couldn’t handle the big stage.

  • spit hot fiyah

    “James watched his team trim a seven-point deficit to
    just one point, 8-9, before calling a timeout halfway through the
    10-minute scrimmage and putting on a red ‘Witness’ jersey.” doesn’t seem like d-bag thing to do at all

  • underdog

    Can’t believe Nike let people record this event. Outrageous.

  • Dfrance

    Gilas Pilipinas clearly had an international copy of “The Rules” sent over from The ShockExchange

  • shockexchange

    Truedat. Nice suit by the way.

  • I am CEREAL

    мy coυѕιɴ ιѕ мαĸιɴɢ $51/нoυr oɴlιɴe. υɴeмployed ғor α coυple oғ yeαrѕ αɴd prevιoυѕ yeαr ѕнe ɢoт α $1З619cнecĸ wιтн oɴlιɴe joв ғor α coυple oғ dαyѕ. ѕee мore αт…­ ­ViewMore———————-…

    Neal, this season, will probably get paid the same amount as Rashard did in 2 games under his contract.

  • abby725

    as Alice replied I am blown away that people able to get paid $7756 in a few weeks on the internet. have you seen this website w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL that’s Craig Sager bruh. He’s the guy next to him.

  • bike

    Oldest excuse in the book when actually it was his jockstrap that was too tight.

  • Kobesbestfriend

    Didn’t have ray ray 2 save his butt this time!

  • Pierre

    Lebron haters everywhere lol smh

  • Pierre

    U mad bro?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he’s sarcastic bro

  • Pascal

    You mad? Hater

  • Jake

    14 comments, and two of them are online money schemes. Slam, can you go back to the old comment system so we stop getting these hackjobs posting all over the articles?

  • Max

    lol

  • Max

    Didn’t this allready happen once? haha

  • LakeShow

    Your terrible with sarcasm lol.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i hope he was being sarcastic. but really, someone else already made that mistake. i don’t see why i would assume Shock is any different.

  • LakeShow

    Yeah I probably have way to much faith in his intelligence.

  • shockexchange

    (The Bunk voice) “Bigger the sarcasm … the more they believe” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ5aIvjNgao )

  • Tony Taylor

    Smh you are a phony, Kobe has no friends lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    oh man you are funny.

  • Dfrance

    I’ma just go ahead and change my avi. lol

  • Dfrance

    Nah man, I need my up votes… I DO IT FOR THE UP VOTES!

  • shockexchange

    Drop the black guy. He’s a distraction. By the way, who’s your stylist … Helen Keller?

  • Max

    Lol, I’m laughing so hard at ‘not the white guy’.

  • Daniel Hursey

    you suck dummy hate to ur mommy

  • Daniel Hursey

    why u nut riding

  • Daniel Hursey

    yea he mad he fat lol

  • Daniel Hursey

    the best player ever … but bosh better than kevin durant curcant i mean and larry bird

  • Daniel Hursey

    lol not

  • Daniel Hursey

    u turrible charles says chump

  • Daniel Hursey

    you a scheme jack the snake

  • Daniel Hursey

    well u get none from me chump

  • Daniel Hursey

    ewww shut it

  • Daniel Hursey

    durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Daniel Hursey

    fat albert

  • Daniel Hursey

    hahahhaa not

  • Daniel Hursey

    shut it

  • Daniel Hursey

    chris bosh better than carmelo too

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you spelled literate wrong.

  • Max

    *Troll alert*

  • daBIZ

    is it just me, or is LeBron suddenly much balder????

  • Chris Callihan

    15+ comments and finally a witty one…almost

  • baxiwolecexo

    мy coυѕιɴ ιѕ мαĸιɴɢ $51/нoυr oɴlιɴe. υɴeмployed ғor α coυple oғ yeαrѕ αɴd prevιoυѕ yeαr ѕнe ɢoт α $1З619cнecĸ wιтн oɴlιɴe joв ғor α coυple oғ dαyѕ. ѕee мore αт…­ ­ViewMore——————————————&#46qr&#46net/kkEj

    the best player ever … but bosh better than kevin durant curcant i mean and larry bird

  • Matthew Militar

    Not a huge LeBron fan but I’m really glad he came here. Here’s a post from one of SLAM Philippines’ writers.

  • Shooting Guard

    lebron you OWN the league, you don’t have to explain anything to anyone bro.

  • BballConditioning

  • Interdico Scriptor

    please… now everyone knows my real name!!! nbk and Lake are gonna get me!!!
    HELP

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Dunnae we all

  • Interdico Scriptor

    wtf u talkin’ bout Willis??

  • Redd

    He can..but it’s looking like his hairline is on it’s last leg..damn.

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