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Nate Robinson rejects LeBron James at the rim (VIDEO)

May 11, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

Nate Robinson is listed at just 5’9″, but he’s been a big problem for opponents of the Bulls in these playoffs. We also know that height isn’t everything in his case, considering that Robinson is a three-time winner of the NBA’s slam dunk contest.

LeBron James is listed at 6’8″, and is as athletic as they come. But Robinson caught James from behind on a layup opportunity at the rim in Game 3, and came away with the unlikely rejection.

James helped Robinson quite a bit here, and essentially brought the ball right to his defender — even though he likely had no idea Robinson was hanging in the air waiting to block the shot.

  1. melkipershero - May 11, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Why did this take a day to put on here? Great block that was clean. Awesome play from Nate.

    • kinggw - May 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM

      Because other than the big name he blocked, it wasnt that impressive. Its not like he blocked a dunk at its apex. Ive seen Nate have more impressive blocks than that. (Yao Ming) Nate is a tremendous athlete, but as Polakoff mentioned, LBJ brought the ball down to his level while trying to avoid Belinelli and Nate got it below the rim.

  2. acdc363 - May 11, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Damn I’m 5’9! That’s crazy to imagine.

    • melkipershero - May 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

      So am I but I am white. Getting halfway up the net is an accomplishment

      • gmsingh - May 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

        At my age getting halfway up period is an accomplishment.

      • 00maltliquor - May 13, 2013 at 1:15 AM

        OMG acdc and melkiper! LOL! I’m dead! LOL!

  3. rodge1 - May 11, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Props to Nate having a huge postseason and making himself very rich with his next contract… Go Heat

  4. magicfanintn - May 11, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Nice flop by Wade at the end of the play.

    • melkipershero - May 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      That was such a dumb play by Wade. He hasnt been himself

      • packfaninvikeland - May 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

        wade is and always will be overrated. His entire career is defined by flopping, he has now taught Lebron how to flop also. Heat will still win the series, against basically a backup starting lineup, nice job heat:) Good Job! Good effort!

      • gmsingh - May 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM

        Wade hasn’t been himself? He’s still flopping. He looks like he’s afraid to get into a skirmish. He should just ride the bench if that’s the case.

    • jhuck92 - May 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      I’m glad someone else saw it. Noah didn’t do anything except stand there for the rebound. The NBA needs more refs to catch cheap plays like this. $5,000 isn’t string enough. Yes, yes, Belinelli is guy too.

  5. rodge1 - May 11, 2013 at 7:38 PM


    LOL… Haters like you make winning that much sweeter.

    • packfaninvikeland - May 12, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      You miss my point. Do the Heat have to apologize for what teams their opponents put out on the court? Hell no, thats not their problem, no asterisk, no ands, ifs, or buts about it! But when Heat fans get on message boards gloating about how great their team is, and acting like they are so dominant without reconizing why they may be in that position then someone needs to put them in check. Sure, the Heat will probablty win the title this year, but remember who your team beat to get there..This playoff run for the heat is not that impressive..especially when you once again flop your way through the playoffs.

      • badintent - May 13, 2013 at 1:17 AM

        you’re still pissed the Lakers left for LA.Can ya blame them. ? Ice fisherman vs. Bikini babes.Rust belt vs. nude beaches. Winter for 9 months vs. winter for 9 days. Good thing you got curling up there.Go beat the mooseheads in curling. yeah team.

  6. jjones314 - May 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    And they still lost


  7. mrpostman985 - May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Its Funny how when lebron was running guys down and blocking shots from behind he was praise so highly and considered so great of a defender but wen some does it to him its bc this or that…smh…da man a great play om lebron period !!!!

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