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LeBron James seeks free-throw tips from Ray Allen

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07:24 AM ET 05.18 | When it comes to free throws, LeBron James is the Cal Ripken Jr. of basketball. "I think it has been documented that LeBron changes his technique every three games," Dwyane Wade joked on Friday. James isn't going to be calling legendary Miami Hurricane Rick Barry anytime soon to discuss the underhanded approach, but the NBA's four-time Most Valuable Player is certainly open to suggestions when it comes to shooting foul shots. His current mentor: Ray Allen, one of the game's best free-throw shooters with a career average of .894. (For the record, Barry shot .893. in the pros.) With the Heat in a holding pattern until it learns its next opponent, James has had plenty of downtime to work on his free throws, which are always of premium importance in the postseason. In recent days, James' preferred method of practicing free throws and, more importantly, recreating the type of pressure he might feel at the line during a playoff game, is a competition-style game against Allen. More often than not, Allen steps to the line in the Heat's practice gym and drains 10 free throws in a row. James says he just tries not to "look crazy."

Miami Herald

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May 18, 2013  07:31 AM ET

That's nice.

May 18, 2013  07:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's nice.

You are a nice man........

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May 18, 2013  09:30 AM ET

It's nice to be nice.

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May 18, 2013  10:06 AM ET

People let me tell you 'bout my best friend....

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May 18, 2013  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You are a nice man........

I am.....

You want candy?

May 18, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I am..... You want candy?

LOl...........YEPPERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 18, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I am..... You want candy?

*Holds hands out*

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May 18, 2013  02:01 PM ET

Old news. This has been brought out on every playoff games that the Heat played.

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May 18, 2013  06:07 PM ET

I wonder who taught LeBron James how to flop?

 
May 18, 2013  06:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You?

That's a negatory good buddy.

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