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LeBron James goes left, proves Jordan wrong

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05:51 PM ET 05.23 | LeBron James would like to let Michael Jordan know that he's listening. During an ESPN Magazine interview, Jordan said James tends to only take jump shots when he's forced left. That, Jordan said in the interview, is how he'd defend the bigger and stronger James. But in Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, James blew by Paul George going left and in just more than two seconds had enough time to finish at the rim with his left hand. That gave the Miami Heat the overtime win at the buzzer. Said James of Jordan's comments: "That theory is wrong, I guess."

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May 23, 2013  06:21 PM ET

Because he got an open lane to drive to the bucket once, the theory is wrong?

May 23, 2013  06:47 PM ET

Tell 'em Lebron. These haters can't hold him back. <<Rick Ross>>

May 23, 2013  07:10 PM ET

Good job Lebron!

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May 23, 2013  09:14 PM ET

Not necessarily haters, but just analysts. Jordan isn't wrong. Given a CHOICE Lebron will go right, that's NOT hating or a knock on him, that's his preference.
This drive was wayyyy too easy for Lebron because the defender over-committed and gave an open lane, plus the coach was dumb enough to take out their best shot blocker.

May 23, 2013  11:26 PM ET

lucky

May 23, 2013  11:29 PM ET

if that is a jump shot they lost the game! its easy to guard lebron james challenge him to take jump shot not easy lay ups or dunks!

May 24, 2013  07:10 AM ET
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Miami is definitely LeBron's team.Wade gets credit for accepting him and working with him knowing this would happen.Trading ego for championships...Maybe......

Well at least championship. Lost amid all the "Dirty D" hubbub, is the fact he has shown a surprising lack of ego and plenty of team dedication. That's what real leaders are often made of.

May 24, 2013  07:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Not necessarily haters, but just analysts. Jordan isn't wrong. Given a CHOICE Lebron will go right, that's NOT hating or a knock on him, that's his preference.This drive was wayyyy too easy for Lebron because the defender over-committed and gave an open lane, plus the coach was dumb enough to take out their best shot blocker.

Plus, though he way OVER-committed, George did have to defend against the jumper which James has considerably improved.

May 24, 2013  07:15 AM ET
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if that is a jump shot they lost the game! its easy to guard lebron james challenge him to take jump shot not easy lay ups or dunks!

Have you watched any NBA basketball in the last year??

May 24, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Even a broke clock is right twice a day

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May 24, 2013  01:12 PM ET

Lbj Cavs teams were better than this years Heat team

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