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LeBron James defends Kemba Walker over cheap shot

Posted on: March 24, 2011 11:07 pm
Edited on: March 24, 2011 11:09 pm
Miami Heat forward LeBron James comes to the defense of UConn guard Kemba Walker on Twitter. Posted by Ben Golliver. kemba-walker

Here we have it: LeBron James' karma tweet part two. No one could forget when the Miami Heat forward went in on his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they were getting destroyed by the Los Angeles Lakers. On Thursday night, James turned to the social network site to dispense some cosmic justice again.

During the second half of UConn's win over San Diego State in the NCAA tournament, Huskies star guard Kemba Walker was bumped by Jamaal Franklin during a dead ball situation, sending him to the floor in pain. Here's how the Washington Post described the exchange.
With just more than nine minutes remaining, San Diego State held a four-point lead. But as both teams were headed toward their benches for a timeout, Walker collided with the right shoulder of San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin and immediately fell to the floor.
A technical foul was called on Franklin, resulting in a chorus of boos from the crowd. According to Aztecs Coach Steve Fisher, official Tom O’Neill said Franklin bumped Walker. It was unclear from replays whether the contact was intentional or strong enough to cause Walker to fall to the court.
“The contact was definitely enough to go down,” Walker said. “That’s why I was able to get the free throws. I was on my way to the huddle, and he ran into me.”
Walker made sure he got his revenge, as he finished with a game-high 36 points, including 22 in the second half. 

With UConn's 74-67 win secure, James chimed in to tweet: "Never take a cheap shot at a great player or say something out of character! You'll pay every time, ask San Diego St. #kembawalker."

James has spoken about keeping a list of the Heat's doubters and critics and he didn't hesitate to make his feelings known about the Cleveland situation at what he felt was the most opportune moment. He clearly takes this code of honor thing pretty seriously. Now, I guess we're left to wonder when we'll see James make his critics pay like Walker did.
Category: NBA

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 3:47 pm

LeBron James defends Kemba Walker over cheap shot

Who is LeBron James?

Since: Mar 21, 2011
Posted on: March 25, 2011 1:45 pm

LeBron James defends Kemba Walker over cheap shot

I was watching the game and rooting for Connecticut and i love Kemba Walker but honestly i have to say that looked like a flop

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2011 12:26 pm

LeBron James defends Kemba Walker over cheap shot

Clowns like James and the flopping and acting makes the NBA virtually unwatchable. Kemba will fit right in with the classless NBA. What I'm worried about is that we are seeing the flopping and crying over every call sneaking into the far superior collgege game. One good thing about these babies, they are role models. I show them to my boys and they know exactly how NOT to act.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2011 10:36 am

LeBron James defends Kemba Walker over cheap shot

Franklin didn't go out of his way to make contact --- he just didn't move out of the way. Nothing wrong with that. It's not like he lunged into him. My 1 year old took more contact from the couch she ran into the other day. Kemba pulled a soccer flop. 

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 9:11 am

LeBron James defends Kemba Walker over cheap shot

With a flop like that he should have gone to Duke.  Coach K would be proud of that kind of acting.

Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: March 25, 2011 8:35 am

cheap shot? or redonkulous call.

walker is a bigger puss than lebron if that "shoulder bump" was enough to knock him to the floor...was there even anything going on between walker and franklin DURING THE ACTUAL GAME leading up to this to make the refs think it was intentional?  and did they call it live when it happened, or did they check replay during TO?  another case of lebron trying to hop on the bandwagon of a winning team...what a douche.

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