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 lea...
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