Even the greatest basketball player in the world can have a rough moment. LeBron James reminded us that he’s human Wednesday night.
While taking on the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Cavaliers star made a terrific read on defense, snatched a Caris LeVert pass and headed toward the rim on an uncontested fast break.
The home crowd roared as James gathered himself and attempted to uncork a windmill, but it didn’t go as he planned.
LeBron wasn't cleared for takeoff pic.twitter.com/reae3LxWJv
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At least the Nets didn’t score on the ensuing possession. That probably would’ve made the miss sting a little bit more.
Just remember that if LeBron can clang a wide-open dunk, it’s OK to make mistakes once in a while.