Two-time defending MVP — and winner of 4 of the last 5 Maurice Podoloff trophies — LeBron James, played his first preseason game last night as the Heat beat the Hawks 92-87. Thought James was an unremarkable 4-for-11 from the field and 1-for-4 from the line (not looking good for our first wish), he did throw down a nice two-handed slam.
The Hawks over-rotated, and when the ball swung back to LeBron, he dribbled past two reaching defenders for a two-handed flush.
While ‘Bron was human in his first taste of preseason, Chris Bosh was 7-for-8 from the field to lead the Heat with 21 points in less than 21 minutes. That included this twirling, double-spin move for the layup in the second quarter.
“Whooa, Chris Bosh, working on his ball handling skills this offseason.” – Hubie Brown Missed you Hubie.
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