Plays like this are why Sacramento Kings fans still hold out hope that Ben McLemore will become a star. Just how many players are capable of hanging in the air and contorting their bodies for such a finish? You can count the number on less than one hand.
But McLemore isn’t just an athlete, of course – he’s a shooter first and foremost. If the 22 year-old can continue honing his jumper and make marked improvements to his floor game, the sky really does seem the limit for his potential. And in George Karl’s run-and-gun system, he’ll get ample opportunity to do both.
McLemore has 19 points as the Kings lead the Miami Heat 81-76 early in the fourth quarter.