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Ben McLemore: I called Mario Chalmers’ ‘miracle shot’ in Game 7

Jun 26, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

NBA Draft Basketball AP

NEW YORK – If you thought LeBron James was in the zone during Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Ben McLemore says he wasn’t far behind.

McLemore, while rooting for LeBron and the Heat, said he had a pretty good performance of his own.

First of all, he predicted Miami would win. And then he kept making predictions once the game began.

“I was calling a lot of plays before they happened,” McLemore said. “I called ‘miracle shot.’ When Mario Chalmers hit that shot before the fourth quarter, I called that shot.”

If NBA evaluators are convinced McLemore sees the floor that well – many question whether he seizes enough opportunities to be aggressive – he’ll get picked near the high end of his projected range during tomorrow’s NBA Draft.

The Kansas guard said he deserves to be in contention for the No. 1 pick. Asked whether he believes there’s still a chance the Cavaliers will pick him there, McLemore gave a one-word answer.

“Yes,” he said.

  1. iritian - Jun 26, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    If the Cavs didn’t have Waiters I’d agree with him, but they have bigger issues at other positions they need to address first.

  2. dudermcrbohan - Jun 26, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    he predicted the Heat would win? Dude really went out on a limb for that one….

  3. monekajim - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    very well

  4. badintent - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    For a guy that hasn’t score a single point in the NBA, this guy gets more ink than The News corp.What’s next for Ben ? Guest appearance on Dr. Phil ?

  5. elcapitanfiscal - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    What a weak draft

  6. stephenolszewski - Jun 26, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Not that The Cavs knew their would be potentially good SG’s in this draft they should’ve went Barnes last year

  7. 00maltliquor - Jun 27, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    No lie, I swear, I called that shot too. On everything.

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