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LeBron James, King of the Fourth Quarter


MIAMI– I think it’s all safe to say that LeBron James owns the fourth quarter. After Lance Stevenson’s public choke display last year, the King responded to all his critics by playing magnificently in the final minutes (and 2.2 seconds) of overtime.

The only choking going on in this series is when Frank Vogel decided, not once, but twice, to sit shot-blocker Roy Hibbert at the end of the game.

Remember all those jokes about James about him disappearing in the fourth quarter? I pulled a few from this website to refresh your memory:

“If you let Lebron borrow a dollar, who pay you back the fourth quarter.”

“LeBron James was just traded to the Florida Panthers. He should be wildly successful, since in the NHL, there are only 3 periods.”

“Why didn’t LeBron James go to college? Because he can’t pass the finals.”

“Tomorrow is Lebron James day, everyone gets to leave work 12 minutes early.”


To all the LeBron haters — These jokes don’t apply anymore.

King James has battled his fourth quarter demons and we will all be witnesses when LeBron James goes down as the greatest player of all time.

Eric N. Ellington covers the Miami Heat for You can follow him @EricNEllington

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