LeBron Just Hit a Three That Made People Freak
It's only Monday and it's already an awfully good week for the nation's goats. Tom Brady put up a record-breaking comeback in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Probably some billy goats somewhere outwitted a bridge troll and ate his tire collection. And Monday, LeBron James hit a buzzer-beating, fadeaway three that left fans in the nation's capital slack-jawed.
Yes, James had just missed an easy lay-up that would have given Cleveland the lead with not much time left (and yeah, he traveled). But Washington took a three-point lead with 3.4 seconds to go. Kevin Love tossed an incredible pass the length of the court. What did James do? This.
That's ridiculous, even for James. He sent the game to overtime and though he eventually fouled out, Cleveland grabbed a 140-135 win.
Online, there were a lot of people wowed by that shot.
America: Tom Brady is the GOAT.— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) February 7, 2017
LeBron: Hold my beer.
LeBron said this morning he has the same ability as Tom Brady to stay calm in the moment. Yep.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) February 7, 2017
Not the best part, but one of the best parts, was that LeBron did nothing after making that shot. Just ran back on defense.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) February 7, 2017
Oh yeah, and James put up a career-high 17 assists. (And, anyone want to give Kevin Love some love for that pass?)
But, as usual, Skip Bayless didn't want anyone to have any fun.
LeBron just got away with a blatant wlk, but was so off balance he missed the bunny layup. THEN he made a lucky three to tie.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 7, 2017
I do not believe LeBron tried to shoot that desperation three off the glass. He was falling away. It was off line. It accidentally banked in— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 7, 2017
Believe what you want, it was a beautiful shot.
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