Exhibit A — LeBron James Hitting Several Behind-the-Backboard Threes
This clip reminds me of two things, one of which only one other person on Earth will understand but whatever. The two things are as follows: 1) that movie “Wanted” where Angelina Jolie taught the last king of Scotland how to bend bullets with his mind; 2) my dad’s go-to H-O-R-S-E shot where he would stand as far in the corner as possible, aligning his feet in a right angle with the baseline and sideline while shooting over the glass. He didn’t make very many of these, so that leads me to believe LeBron has been selected to join The Fraternity.
Exhibit B — Ivan Johnson Throws a Bullet Pass While Doing the Splits (Kind Of)
The most impressive part of this play is how much zip Ivan Johnson gets on this pass, despite having virtually no leverage or angle to throw it. I mean, if Latrell Sprewell put this much mustard on his passes, he wouldn’t have had to choke P.J. Carlesimo.
It’s a close call for me on this, but I think I’m going with LeBron because of the stunning number of shots he makes from a place you’re not supposed to make shots. Ivan Johnson’s play was in a game, so that’s in his favor, but that was a fluke play whereas LeBron obviously practices shooting from the deep, deep corner, just in case he ever needs to Nick Young a shot at the rim.
No matter what, you’re choosing between two incredible feats of basketball skill, so it’s a no-lose situation. Let’s hear what you think in the comments.