You may have seen people Tweetering or Tumbling about an awesome play by the Miami Heat’s stars last night or this morning, but let me preface this by saying that it’s not the most amazeball moment in NBA history that some people are making it out to be. That said, here’s the setup.
The first place Miami Heat hosted the Houston Rockets last night, and LeBron James and Co. had their hands full with a team that just tied the NBA record for three-pointers in a game one night earlier with a 140-109 thrashing of the Golden State Warriors. However, the Heat were still able to squeak out a 114-108 win over Houston thanks to James and Dwyane Wade combining for 63 points.
But the play du jour came with 7:11 left in the 3rd quarter, as Udonis Haslem easily won a jump ball, and Wade did the gosh darn dirty from there by throwing a Flacco-esque pass across ¾ of the court to a wide open James, who then laid the ball in for the quick and easy score. It really was a thing of beauty.
The problem that I have with this play is – what, no dunk? I mean, if you’re going to alley oop a lay-in from that far away, you at least owe me a cartwheel and a blindfold. This is crap. This wouldn’t even make our Top 10 in a week dominated by women’s hockey. I’m getting sick of this “We don’t really play until the postseason” nonsense.