I came across a post in the Fanhouse earlier commenting about how LeBron James threw the ball at the feet of a few ladies in the front row. The sequence follows as: Carlos Delfino tips the ball out of bounds when James caught the ball; then as James picked it up, it SEEMED like he threw it at the ladies in the front row.
I only have one thing to say and that is everyone loves controviersies and instantly buys into these things without watching the video. First of all, if LeBron did hit the ladies, I think Stern would have suspended him already for the entire playoffs and the whole of next season. Why wouldn't he? He's on a roll.
It was a fake pass. He threw the ball to the floor in a certain motion so that when it hit the floor, it would bounce right back. It was a streetball move; kind of scaring the ladies in the front row a bit. Come on, at least LeBron is providing some entertainment right? With the way things are going in the Eastern Conference Finals, only the last 3 minutes of the games are worth watching.
The pass was best described by a certain SrR who commented on the post: You start to pass the ball forward, then you slide your hand on top and flick your wrist, sending it straight down instead of at the person in front of you, totally faking them out.
Great stuff. LeBron should do this more; and people need to chill out. Jeez.
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