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LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

Posted on: January 10, 2011 2:27 am
Edited on: January 10, 2011 2:29 am
 
Miami Heat forward LeBron James hit a three-pointer in an overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers and celebrated by spanking himself. Posted by Ben Golliver.

The Portland Trail Blazers had the Miami Heat on the ropes in the Rose Garden Sunday night, leading 91-84 with 1:46 remaining in the fourth quarter. Then, LeBron James happened. James had five points in the final 1:46 to help the Heat force overtime, and then had another eight points in overtime, helping the Heat escape with a 107-100 road victory, their 12th consecutive win on the road.

James finished with a game-high and season-high 44 points, and arguably none were bigger than his three-pointer with 2:12 left in overtime, that pushed the Heat up 100-95. James punctuated the make in a unique manner, spanking his own rear end as he moved back down the court to play defense.

Here's video of the shot and the celebration. 



James was, without question, playing the heel down the stretch, gesturing to the Rose Garden crowd, which booed his introduction and early touches, and picked up the venom again in the game's latter stages. 

The spank was interpreted by many in the crowd as a "kiss my behind" response to their boos. ESPN.com noted on Twitter that the spank may have been an "homage to Damon Jones," a former teammate known for celebrating in a similar manner. 

After the game, James was quoted by the Palm Beach Post as saying, "I’ve kind of accepted this villain role everyone has placed on me and I’m OK with it."
Comments

Since: Jul 21, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 10:17 pm
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

As much as it entertains me to see the self-proclaimed Kinf...of what I'm not exactly sure ... be exposed as the narcissistic, self-important, jackwagon that he is.....

really? He gave himself a swat on the ass after making a three?

Seriously, are we really getting that pathetic that this is now a big deal?




Since: Jun 30, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 7:21 pm
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

a tool?  really?  Please clarify.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Respect for the Game

I don't have a problem with LeBron James spanking himself in celebration of pushing the Heat to a win over the Trailblazers, but I do take issue with the leagues "Respect for the Game" technical foul policy still.  Spanking yourself is a taunt that is fairly tacky.  The NBA is a league where you can now pick up a technical foul for clapping, laughing, smiling, jumping, yelling, or really for doing anything or nothing at all.  The technical fouls that Tim Duncan picked up in 2007 got official Joey Crawford suspended by the league would now being completely legit.  The league won't do anything about flopping.  It won't make it's game better by allowing defenses to play a true zone or take charges under the basket.  It won't even do anything about ridiculous celebrations like spanking or the Deshawn Jackson "you can't see me" celebration, which again I don't think it should.  But at the end of the day, the NBA attacks a non-problem by giving players technical fouls for even the slightest action interpreted by an official to be a display of the player being upset with the crappy officiating happening on the court.  So now we don't have clapping or smiling or friendly butt slaps from Grant Hill, etc. and we don't have headphones on coming off the team bus, but the NBA allows flopping and card games on planes and player tampering.  Nice job David Stern.


rten885
Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2011 6:10 pm
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Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 5:13 pm
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

He is a chump not a king,media whore,attention grabber with no class,not a king.



Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 5:12 pm
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

He is a show boat goof not a king a glory seeking media whore not a king LeBron has no class no loyalty besides to him self....Not a king chump yes king noooooooooo !!!!Cool



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 1:37 pm
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

He is the King, he can do whatever he wants....so funny how you guys hate on him bc of pointless sh*t like that....you can't hate on greatness...it's a sin in sports... Sports Gods have mercy on you guys...



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 10:21 am
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

Spanked himself. Really? Wow this guy is an idiot AND a freak.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 9:47 am
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

We all know that James is a tool, but did he really "Spank" himself??




Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2011 7:43 am
 

LeBron James spanks himself after 3-pointer

Easy writing really. Sportsline already has templates with Tiger's name in them. Just remove him and insert Darling LeBron in for new news that isn't news.


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