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Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

Posted on: November 28, 2010 3:57 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:05 pm
 
Miami Heat forward LeBron James bumps Heat coach Erik Spoelstra as he walked to the bench during a timeout. Posted by Ben Golliver It's a white hot mess down in Miami, as Royce Young noted the Heat called a post-game players-only meeting after a Saturday night loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Before that meeting, During the third quarter of Miami's loss to Dallas, a light, perhaps unintentional, physical confrontation occurred between Miami Heat forward LeBron James and embattled coach Erik Spoelstra.  As James walked back to the team's bench during a stoppage of play, Spoelstra moved toward the key, as coaches often do, to discuss strategy and give the players some space on the bench. As the two walked in opposite directions, neither veered off course, and James's right shoulder contacted Spoelstra's right shoulder, causing the much smaller Spoelstra to retract at the force of the bump.  Here's slow-motion video of the bump, courtesy of YouTube user ludeape. In this second version of the clip you can see both men are clearly in each other's sights for multiple paces prior to the confrontation.  Sometimes symbolism is so obvious it doesn't need to be explained. This is one of those cases, but I'll explain it anyway: Two men, two different directions, one unavoidable conflict.
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Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2010 11:23 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

How does it take "two to tango" in this instance?  If he had flat out punched Spoelstra in the face, what part of that tango would the coach have played...not getting his face out of the way?

For anyone who thinks this wasn't intentional, I have a little practical approach for you.  Watch very closely how far forward from his body Lebron's right shoulder is when it impacts Spoelstra, then try to walk swinging your shoulders that far in front of you.  It doesn't work.  It  is absolutely an unnatural movement. 

The guy is a first rate thug...but what do you expect from a kid who's mom was buying him cars with the words "King James" embroidered on the headrest's before he even graduated from high school?  Seriously.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2010 8:32 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

If you ask me, Lebron leans his right shoulder in alittle to absorb the hit he is about to give.  Not much but the hit wasn't a big one either.  But he does brace himself for it.  What the hell happend to this guy.  When he came into this league he wasn't that bad.  Made some minor mistakes, remember he was only 18.  Dumb mistakes we all made at that age.  But now he is older and should be wiser, yet he is just f-ing up.  One thing I can ring it up to is that the fame and fortune is taking over and now he's just another selfish premadonna athlete.




Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:15 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

If you watch the video with Mike Brown, that shoulder bump was probably intentional. Both of em walked straight into each other. But in this video you can clearly see that Lebron made an attempt (a pretty weak one but still an attempt) to kinda step to his left away from Spoelstra. Not a Lebron fan, this is just an unbiased view

I understand what you're saying, Loonatic-the only problem with what you're saying is Lebron bumps him-hard-and then doesn't turn around to say anything, see if he's ok etc. Hard to imagine based on what I see that it wasn't an immature man sending a bullying message they way bullies do it-by getting physical.




Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:12 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

For those of you saying this doesn't look that bad, it's being over played, etc., let me see if I can put this in perspective for you-

What if the player was Kobe Bryant and the coach was Phil Jackson? Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich? Jerry Sloan and Deron Williams?


Hard to imagine, eh? The reason you can't imagine it is the players I named would never-IN A MILLION YEARS-have the audacity to disrespect their coach like Lebron did here. As immature as I thought he was, LeBron is way worse then I imagined. Bare in mind people we are 17 games into an 82 game season-and this is what's happening between Lebron and "Coach Spo"? 

Three words- out of control. 



Since: Apr 12, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 7:06 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

If you watch the video with Mike Brown, that shoulder bump was probably intentional. Both of em walked straight into each other. But in this video you can clearly see that Lebron made an attempt (a pretty weak one but still an attempt) to kinda step to his left away from Spoelstra. Not a Lebron fan, this is just an unbiased view



Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:51 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

I didn't think the video was that bad, people might be reading a bit too much into it.  I find it far more telling that there was a players only meeting after the game.  How do the other 12 people on the team tell the big three that they were supposed to be able to carry everyone else?  How do you tell them that if the three of them aren't working together as an offensive force and just playing one on one ball that they can't win.  The players only meeting was a crock.  The problem revolves around LeBaby and this is gonna get so ugly.  Cleveland fans must be loving it, and Cleveland actually has the better team.



Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:21 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

While I love every chance I can get to pile on Lebron, it seems like the fault of this shoulder exchange is shared by both Lebron and Spoelstra.  Either one could've moved, niether did.  Lebron should have respect for his coach and probably moved, but did anyone expect anything different.  If Riley had any balls he would trade Lebron for one of the elite point gaurds in the NBA. 



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:58 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

Typical LBJ. He did this same thing to the coach in Cleveland. Bumped him in the exact same situation. No surprise to me he is blaming the coach for the poor play of the team. He is always passing the blame to everyone but himself. He did the same in Cleveland. His ego is too big for this planet let alone any city or team. I have said before and I will say it again. LBJ is a cancer. He will self destruct soon. 



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:40 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

thats such a biatch move. he definitely did it on purpose he walked right to him and didnt move. his head what straight up, looking forward right were the coach was. he then pushed his arm back as well.

the problem is this punk has no respect. because he was born with great athletic ability, tall and he has been has been allowed to get away with stuff his entire life. he has no discipline and his mother is a useless piece of trash. She cares only about the money and getting some lovin from his teammates. 

Maybe he couldnt win in Cleveland, but maybe Cleveland couldnt win with him? He is so overrated. Great talent but nothing between the ears. When you dont use your brains you have a harder time winning a title. he has no brains and no class!




Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2010 2:32 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

Regardless if it was intentional or not LBJ continues to be handled by Idiots! Once he drops his Posse from AKRON and get's some intelligent life form behind him he will continue to be a TARGET!
Also maybe if he would stay off his non stop Twitter account and focus in on the problem at hand he might find success!


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