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Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

Posted on: February 16, 2011 10:30 am
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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade connect on a 90-foot baseline to baseline alley-oop against the Pacers
Posted by Matt Moore

See, this is what we expected when LeBron James joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami this summer.  An unparalleled combination fo athleticism and ability on one floor. But instead of stressing over how this Heat team has underperformed relative to expectations, let's just take a look at this, because it's more than a little bit absurd. 




Baseline. To. Baseline. 

Thing is, Wade and James had have been planning that. Wade doesn't hesitate for a second. He secures the board, pivots, and launches. It's a three-step move. Catch, pivot, throw.  James no doubt alerted Wade when he turned for the break and saw that he had daylight. Still, that's a remarkable combination of outlet pass, catch, and finish. 

More of that, please, sirs. 
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Comments

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

Lebron caught that in the air you idiots.  Its not a travel.  



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

please!!!!!!!!!




Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

Call it "hating" all you want, but the Randy Foye to Blake Griffin (versus the Bobcats) long distance alley-oop was far more impressive than Wade's long fast break pass for a James layup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkj7VzDyJVE




Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

You are right.  Huge travel.  Bad even for NBA standards.  May all others who "follow" the NBA do so like you.



Since: Jul 4, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Stop, drop, and roll...maybe do a lil C-walk

TRAVEL!!!  ...someone wanna blow the whistle?



Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

yaaaay cherry picking



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

Yep. They don't play D in the NBA.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

I wouldn't call it a three-step move "catch, pivot throw" more like catch, land travel throw.  There was not pivot, he shuffled his feet.


I've watched this a few times and at first it looked like a four step travel, but in actuality his feet come down on the rebound and he takes two steps without a dribble to make the pass.  It's a very nice play by Dwayne Wade and despite LeBron James not throwing it down, if you watch very much NBA basketball at all you see guys bobble and drop long passes like this more often than not because the pass has so much zest.  Plenty of reasons to admire this play and only haters will hate on this play.



Since: Sep 24, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

Wow! Degree of difficulty: 10. Whether he dunked it or not this is a top 10 play of the year, people. If he dunked it it would be no. 1, still this is the stuff we imagined when we learned these 2 would be playing together. Simply awesome!



Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Dwyane Wade and Lebron James do something absurd

Suuuuure your PG made a better pass in high school.  Suuuure you even play basketball.  Suuuuure you even know what good basketball is.  You're a typical Heat hating tool.  If you think the Heat will lose in the 1st round in the playoffs, you might even have a missing chromosome.


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