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Video: LeBron’s insane 50-foot, thread-the-needle bounce pass

Jul 29, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

It was just the first quarter of the third game of the first day of the London Olympics, and I feel safe saying you are not going to see a better pass than this.

Tyson Chandler rebounds the miss, makes a quick pass out to LeBron, who is the only person on earth who could pull off a 50-foot bounce pass between players to a streaking Kevin Durant for the and-1 dunk.

Ridiculous. Just ridiculous.

The United States went on to defeat France, handily.

  1. cakemixa - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    OH MY GOD WHAT A PASS. GREATEST PASS IN BASKETBALL HISTORY. OH MY GOD! 2012 TEAM > DREAM TEAM, FOR SURE!

  2. infectorman - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Is James the only USA player that has his same jersey number from his NBA team?

    Part of the fun with this is seeing NBA stars wear jersey numbers that are miles away from their NBA number, why did he buck that trend?

    • cosanostra71 - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM

      I believe Carmelo is wearing #15, which is his former number.

    • rhetoric1 - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:44 PM

      The reason Lebron wears 6 for the Heat, is because it was his Olympic number last time they won gold in 2008 and because number 23 is retired for the Heat as well in honor of MJ.

      • infectorman - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM

        Thanks for answering the question.

        Not sure who cares about numbers….
        It was a simple question that got lambasted with downward pointing thumbs.

        A lot of overly sensitive Lebronites out there, I guess. Oh well.

        Gold is pretty much a foregone conclusion for this group, anyway…

        Interesting that people say the International competition is SO much improved when compared to the Int’l teams from 92′, but as you watch these teams one has to wonder if that idea carries much weight.

    • aceinthehole12 - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

      wtf ? Who cares about numbers…only worried about them bringing home the gold.

  3. deebasketballguy - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Only allowed to wear #4 -15 in International play (I think)

  4. cosanostra71 - Jul 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    eh, it was a decent pass.

    just kidding, that was pretty sweet.

  5. raidmagic - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Like him or hate him he’s fun to watch.

    Oh yeah, I could have made that pass if I was younger, taller and way more talented than I am.

  6. smoothaswilkes - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    “Tyson Chandler rebounds the miss, makes a quick pass out to LeBron, who is the only person on earth who could pull off a 50-foot bounce pass between players to a streaking Kevin Durant for the and-1 dunk.”

    Wow. The “only person on earth”? There are probably another 5 guys on that team that can make that pass. Oh yeah, didn’t you see Chris Paul’s better thread the needle pass to Kevin Durant… in the first quarter?

    Come Kurt, Magic made better passes in his sleep and that wasn’t even the best pass against France. Next time, get up at 6am PST and watch the whole game.

  7. 1historian - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    With guys this good there are times when basketball rises to the level of art – this is one of those times.

    Or jazz

    or both

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM

      Very well said

  8. cbking05 - Jul 30, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    6 is how many women he impregnated in cleveland

  9. nokoolaidcowboy - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:16 AM

    Wow, another video blocked again by the Olympic Committee. Bad way to promote interest in the games. They are doing this on other sites.

  10. truthhurtstoo - Jul 30, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    WOW! They don’t call him the King for nothing!!

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