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Video: LeBron James blocks high-arc floater from Nelson

Mar 4, 2011, 9:20 AM EDT

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The real story of this game was he Miami Heat’s epic collapse and loss of a 24-point lead to the Orlando Magic.

But we wanted to bring you a video reminder of why the Heat defense is pretty good. (Yes, they were not able to stop Orlando when the Magic began to rain threes down like a spring shower, but no team can. Remember the Heat are third in the league at defending the arc, giving up just 33.3 percent from there all season. And they were helpless.)

Anyway, back to the point — the Heat defense is good because they are just so long and athletic. They make the easy play challenging. Like when Jammer Nelson got in the lane and put up the high-arc floater that lofts over centers — and LeBron James still blocked it.

  1. chargerdillon - Mar 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    It’s amazing this is a highlight……. If anybody watched last nights joke of a game then you would know the real highlights you should be seeing are the ones of Lebron and Wade dishing the ball out to countless open teamates who couldnt hit a 3-pointer for their life allowing the Magic to take over the game.

    Where was Lebron in the 4th quarter? Where was the 2 time MVP because all I saw was a dude in a #6 jersey afraid to attack the paint like he’s so dominantly done throughout his career.

    I have never been so disgusted with a superstars performance than how Lebron decided to play the second half of that game.

    I’ll take a ballhogging Kobe any day of the week over a player who’s afraid to try to take over a game. I have highly overestimated the Heat and more importantly EVERYBODY has overestimated Lebrons desire to really win in basketball.

  2. whyjaaay - Mar 4, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    is it just me or was the ball on its way down? look at the last clip starting at ~0:16…

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