I almost wonder if Lebron James would have to take it the entire length of the floor without dribbling for the NBA refs to blow their whistles. And even then, chances are, he would insist that it was a “crab dribble.”
This play happened in crunch time of the ESPN televised Miami Heat – Los Angeles Clippers game 1/11/12, but the refs didn’t seem to (or want to) be paying attention. Neither was announcer Hubie Brown, but to his defense, he is 78 and it was a late game on the West Coast.
If a home town newspaper is pointing it out as the South Florida Sun Sentinel did in this article, chances are that it’s way over the top. You be the judge. Lebron would miss one of the free throws, and the Heat would go on to lose the game in Overtime, so I call that justice.
Thanks to Ira Windeman of the Sun for posting this video.