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Video: LeBron doesn't have to see you to find you

Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:38 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Most would say the best assist from the season is Dwyane Wade's full-court alley oop to LeBron James. Yes, that was terrific (even if he traveled). But Sunday, LeBron dished to Erick Dampier with a pass that I honestly think is one of the top 10 I've seen... ever. I'm serious.



Watch this thing over and over again. At one point do you ever see LeBron look for Dampier. I can't find a moment. It's just as if LeBron knew . He just felt Dampier. It was all instinct. To make the steal and remember Dampier should be right under the goal -- crazy.

The thing is, it was right on the money too. Like right in Dampier's chest. I'm telling you, this pass is just insane.

I'd encourage you to spend the rest of your afternoon watching it over and over again. You'll appreciate it more each time. Is it better than Larry Bird's over-the-shoulder look? Bird's was in the playoffs, LeBron's was in a loss to the Knicks. Whatever, it's still darn impressive.
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Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Video: LeBron doesn't have to see you to find you

it was a great pass, and it is true he usually turns it over more often than not going for flash like this rather than substance.

however, it's not all that stunning with regard to one respect.  i watched the slow footed oaf Dumpier "play" in Dallas for years.  I'm sure LeBron quickly realized there was no chance Dumpy had actually had enough time to leave the paint yet (Dumpier 40 yard dash time is measured by the sun), and knew any pass thrown back in that area so soon after the original play would be on the money accordingly.

the fact Dumper caught the ball and actually converted while unguarded was still remarkable.  the first part of the play where he got blocked on a layup attempt brought back a lot of memories.  you could put a traffic cone out there in his place and get the same production.





Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Video: LeBron doesn't have to see you to find you

Should have been Knicks ball on the first Lebum travel anyway. Lebron goes for these types of plays for the highlight reels and in turn turns it over 3 or 4 times for every one of these he pulls off.


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