You know athletes, even the very best in their game, aren’t infallible, right?
If they were, what would be the point of watching?
But we tend to put superstars on pedestals and believe they can do virtually anything in a game. It’s the nature of the beast with sports, where the jaw-dropping moments get all the attention.
Once in a while, though, one of those gods of sport do something that defy everything we believe about them.
Take LeBron James.
The guy seems to be immune to the laws of gravity on occasion. He’s had dunks that made an entire arena full of fans jump out of their seats.
Then there’s Saturday night, when James’ Miami Heat took on the Orlando Magic. James, a four-time NBA MVP, missed on one of the most fundamental shots in basketball. And he didn’t just miss a layup, which every 10-year-old hoopster can make in his sleep, but he got NOTHING BUT AIR!!.
Yep, King James had an airball on a layup. See for yourself.
I’d be willing to bet thousands of Cleveland Cavaliers fans smiled — maybe even guffawed — at that miss.
Sure, you’ll probably never see LeBron miss another layup like that but, jeez, isn’t it nice to see a guy like that fail on a shot you’re neighbour’s kid makes on the driveway every day? Even just once?