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LeBron passes up game-winning shot

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07:15 AM ET 03.03 | He passed. Again. After rallying the Miami Heat from an 18-point third-quarter deficit. After shooting 8 of 9 in the fourth quarter. Off an inbounds play with 4.5 seconds to play Friday night against the Utah Jazz and the Heat down one, LeBron James again deferred. This time to power forward Udonis Haslem, who has been off with his shot almost all season. Haslem missed the jumper just to the right of the foul line. The Heat lost 99-98. The nine-game winning streak is over.

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March 3, 2012  08:18 AM ET

deja vu! time and time again Lebrick proves it otherwise!

March 3, 2012  08:54 AM ET

4th quarter woes

March 3, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Its not his fault, Wade missed a key free throw, and fouled Harris for the and-1

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March 3, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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I hope he continues his normal ways into the Play-Offs. Go OKC and Bulls....!

Go everyone not named miami heat

March 3, 2012  09:27 AM ET

He is starting to look more and more like a terrorist with that beard.

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March 3, 2012  09:52 AM ET

You can blame Lebron for passing and being an unselfish player. Look he shares his mother among players.

March 3, 2012  10:00 AM ET

You Are Becoming A Joke, Bro.

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March 3, 2012  10:07 AM ET

He needs to start taking these shots to prove he is the player that he portrays!

March 3, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Lebron is damn if he does damn if he doesn't. He can't win this debate with the media.

I think Jon Barry is a jealous little troll. Who is he to question Lebron's decisions on the floor?

Personally I would have liked to see a better play called, but I also understand they didn't have Bosh, their best jumper shooter from that range. Otherwise this would not be a topic and the game would not have been close in the first place.

But to question a player who passes out of a triple team is plain stupid. That's what you are supposed to do.

There is nothing better for a team and player, than when the Superstar has confidence in his role players and he shows it on the floor, and not just gives it lip service.

March 3, 2012  10:33 AM ET

I think that it's safe to say that at this point in his career Lebron is what he is. Not a closer. Win or lose, Kobe Bryant will take the last shot. Dwayne Wade will take the last shot. So will Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and so on.

The Heat should use him as a decoy to draw the defense and get the ball to someone that will take the last shot.

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March 3, 2012  10:53 AM ET
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Lebron is damn if he does damn if he doesn't. He can't win this debate with the media. I think Jon Barry is a jealous little troll. Who is he to question Lebron's decisions on the floor?Personally I would have liked to see a better play called, but I also understand they didn't have Bosh, their best jumper shooter from that range. Otherwise this would not be a topic and the game would not have been close in the first place. But to question a player who passes out of a triple team is plain stupid. That's what you are supposed to do. There is nothing better for a team and player, than when the Superstar has confidence in his role players and he shows it on the floor, and not just gives it lip service.

Actually, it was a double team of Josh Howard and Paul Millsap, but Lebron made the right play. Basketball 101 for all of you who think he should have taken the shot

March 3, 2012  10:57 AM ET

I'm not going to call him names or SMH but his reputation precedes him! I was more disappointed that he passed on the shot. Superstars take big shots, they don't always make them but they take them!

 
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