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

Jun 26, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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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.

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