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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: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

Oh yeah, without a doubt... that was intentional.  LeBron usually has "great court vision" so there is no reason to believe he simply didn't see his coach.



Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2010 5:40 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

WOW!!! Anything for a news story.. Slow motion shows clearly that James pulls his shoulder inward to avoid the contact and afterward he reaches his arm out as if to be like "my bad"...

This happens all the time in crowds or just walking fast.. I am sure all of you have done it.. Quit being drama queens and trying to find issues with this team..



Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2010 5:23 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

Clearly there's something to this.  I have analyzed this footage over and over again, and it's obvious that LeBron -- despite a clear, unobstructed view of Spoelstra from the front and left -- had, and took, a clean shot at his coach.

Watch and study as Spoelstra's shoulder goes back and to the left.....back and to the left.....back and to the left.....back and to the left.

Anyone who doesn't think there's a conspiracy underway here involving James, Pat Riley, Dwayne Wade, and the Miami City Council is either blind or too afraid to come forward.

Eric Spoelstra, without a doubt, is just a patsy.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2010 5:09 pm
 

Video: LeBron James bumps coach Erik Spoelstra

Season going just as planned, huh?


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