Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/5/14
MIAMI -- The pass to an open teammate -- such a simple concept -- can be a controversial thing when you are the consensus best basketball player on the planet. If his teammate makes the open shot, LeBron James is a genius. If he misses, James is scorned by those who believe the best player should take the big shot every time, even if double-teamed. Wednesday night, James’ pass to Shane Battier with 15 seconds left in regulation worked, helping the Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks, 119-109, in overtime. What made the play remarkable was that Battier was scoreless at the time, missing all three of his previous three-point tries. "I channeled my Buddhist teachings from college," Battier said. "I was completely detached. I was so (ticked) from missing shots. Finally, I said: 'I don’t care. I’m just going to shoot it.' "Sometimes, that’s what you have to do." James finished with 32 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. He has scored at least 20 points in all 30 games this...
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