MIAMI -- When LeBron James was 8, his pee-wee basketball coach insisted he learn to make layups with his left hand.
James wasnt too happy about that.
"He used to cry about it," said Frank Walker, James coach when he was growing up in Akron, Ohio . "He used to say, 'I cant do it.' But I told him that you cant play this game without using both hands. I told him, 'Youre going to need a left-handed layup one of these days.'"
Well, the Miami star needed it in Wednesdays Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana . His left-handed layup at the buzzer gave the Heat a 103-102 overtime win
It was the second time James has won a game this season with a last-ditch left-handed layup. The Heat beat Orlando 97-96 on March 6 when James put one in with 3.2 seconds left.
"I give credit to my Little League coach, Frank Walker Sr.," James said after that game about Walker's lessons 20 years ago.
After Wednesdays dramatic win, James looked back. He said, "Ive been doing that since I ...