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Video: LeBron James freezes up on high dive

Aug 23, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

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Just insert your own “LeBron James freezes up in a big moment” joke right here. I’ve run out of them.

Here is the video of LeBron walking out to a high dive in Barcelona — one built for the 1992 Olympics — and freezing up, hesitating to jump (via The Basketball Jones). He eventually makes the leap, but not until the DJ spins Jay Z and Kanye West dropping his name, then someone shows him up.

By the way, if LeBron walked up to the edge of that platform and looked down, saw how far it was and realized he has $85 million left on his contract that could be voided if he got injured, and then took a step back, I’m good with that. That is the voice of sanity and maturity. We all just have to power through that.

  1. deiong - Aug 23, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    man these reports stalk james. its pretty sad.

  2. trbowman - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    I’ve jumped off a board taller than that…..

    • blueintown - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:13 PM

      You’ve also won as many NBA championships as LeBron.

  3. jonka - Aug 24, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    am i the only one who thought he jumped off of it like a little girl?

  4. muhangis - Aug 24, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Damn these sissy cowardly reporters like K. Helin make me sick! Just because a guy makes $ in life does not mean he should be afraid to live his own life.

    No wonder for the phrase, “own your wealth, don’t let your wealth own you…”

  5. oumoonunit - Aug 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    The other day I asked Lebron if he had change for a dollar. He said yes, took my money, but he only gave me three quarters.

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