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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mason Plumlee denies LeBron James at the rim to preserve victory (Video)

mason-plumlee-lebron-jamesThe Brooklyn Nets left American Airlines Arena Tuesday night with an 88-87 victory over the Miami Heat. What people will be talking about on Wednesday is the way the game ended.

With five seconds remaining in regulation and the Heat down by one, LeBron James had the ball in a position you would expect him to score 99 times out of 100. This happened to be the one time he didn’t.

Mason Plumlee contested James’ dunk attempt and got just enough of the ball to cause the best player in the world not to convert the bucket.

It wasn’t the most emphatic of rejections. Plumlee didn’t get his entire hand on the ball. But, it counts as a block in the box score.

This will be one of those moments Mason Plumlee can tell people about later in life. He’ll probably leave out the part about his hand interlocking with James’ though.

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Photo via Twitter/Jose3030

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