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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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I have to admit that the whole LeBron going to Miami debacle left a very sour taste in my mouth. I have had a negative perception of the guy ever since... until now. After seeing his reaction to a fan winning $75,000 for sinking a half court shot my perception is changing. What a genuine demonstration! The NBA could use a whole lot more of that and far less of the type of drama that surrounded his signing with Miami.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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Let's see if I can post the link. Long time poster, first time YouTube linker.



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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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I have to admit that the whole LeBron going to Miami debacle left a very sour taste in my mouth. I have had a negative perception of the guy ever since... until now. After seeing his reaction to a fan winning $75,000 for sinking a half court shot my perception is changing. What a genuine demonstration! The NBA could use a whole lot more of that and far less of the type of drama that surrounded his signing with Miami.
I can understand the "sour taste" during his first season in Miami, but last year he just shut up and played one of the best years of basketball ever.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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That was pretty darn cool.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:55 AM   #5
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That was pretty darn cool.
Even more cool given he left the team huddle between 3rd and 4th quarter to do this on top of the fact that the money came from his Foundation.

Thanks illinicb for posting the video!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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Yeah i don't think i really let Lebron of the hook for the Decision (which i watched Live like a idiot) until this past Summer Olympics. Now i don't root for him or against him. Now i've become a Dwyane "Cheap Shot" Wade hater. This guy has lost a step, is a poor shooter, and just rides Lebron's coattails!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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I agree, but I still have some issues.

Lebron has the ability to average a triple double, and if he took it seriously he would. He I too laid back, doesn't mind missing games, and jokes around a lot during games. Jordan did none of that. If LBJ played with the fire KD did I'd absolutely love him.

Watch out for KD with another couple years of strength training. Bron bron might have some serious competition for who is the best pro player. Until the strength is gained by KD it's all Lebron.

All pro players including Lebron need to discard the fadeaway. No one has or will do it like Mike. The man was a master it. Kobe wasn't even close but the closest I've seen.

What fond memories of MJ catching the ball with his back to the basket 18 ft from the rim, palming the ball away from the defender while he used his body to feel the player guarding him, bring the ball back in, do a couple shoulder fakes to either side, and hit the fadeaway or fake you out of your shoes with the sholder jerks and pump fakes only to drive past the defender with ease to finish how, where ever on the court he wanted.

You younger guys missed out on watching the best player ever.

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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I agree, but I still have some issues.

Lebron has the ability to average a triple double, and if he took it seriously he would. He I too laid back, doesn't mind missing games, and jokes around a lot during games. Jordan did none of that. If LBJ played with the fire KD did I'd absolutely love him.

Watch out for KD with another couple years of strength training. Bron bron might have some serious competition for who is the best pro player. Until the strength is gained by KD it's all Lebron.

All pro players including Lebron need to discard the fadeaway. No one has or will do it like Mike. The man was a master it. Kobe wasn't even close but the closest I've seen.

What fond memories of MJ catching the ball with his back to the basket 18 ft from the rim, palming the ball away from the defender while he used his body to feel the player guarding him, bring the ball back in, do a couple shoulder fakes to either side, and hit the fadeaway or fake you out of your shoes with the sholder jerks and pump fakes only to drive past the defender with ease to finish how, where ever on the court he wanted.

You younger guys missed out on watching the best player ever.
Could not agree more! Have not really watched the NBA since.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 09:45 PM   #9
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What a great shot by that guy. Love how the Detroit bench goes insane when it goes in. Awesome.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:01 AM   #10
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Thanks for posting. This is a nice display of genuine emotion from LeBron (and a reaction from the visiting Detroit players in the background).
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