The Indiana Pacers managed to beat hte Miami Heat in Game 5 on Wednesday night, but read too much into the game and you’ll think that the Heat gave the win away in the final moments of the game. On the final play, LeBron James kicked h ball out to Chris Bosh who missed a contested three pointer that would have very likely been the game winner.
Roy Hibbert spoke to reporters after the game, including beat writer Scott Agness, and said that before the final play of Game 5 even happened, LeBron James told him what was coming.
I asked him straight up right before the play. I was like, “You gonna pass to Bosh?” And he said if I’m in the paint he will. We were just joking around. I thought he was going to the basket and I tried to help my teammate out and those guys covered for me.
Mouth breathing LeBron haters will try to use this against him as though hubris got the best of him but we can’t be surprised those people don’t know how to read a quote. The fact of the matter is, the Pacers already knew that Bosh was an option in that situation, it’s not as though he materialized out of nowhere.
So while this is a cool story, it’s unfortunately leading to LeBron haters to pretend it’s 2011 again and twist this story out of proportion.