LeBron James’ left-handed free throw
It’s basically unfathomable that LeBron James could ever be hurt. His muscles have muscles, for Pete Mickael’s sake. But that’s not really the case. Word on the street is that he’s a human, just like the rest of us.
Nursing a right elbow injury throughout the Cavaliers’ Game 5 victory over the Chicago Bulls, LeBron finally showed the tiniest chink in his superhuman exterior.
It’s not every day that you see the league’s best player shoot an off-handed free throw with 7 seconds left in a four point game to clinch a playoff series. Sure that’s a hyper-specific set of circumstances, but that’s kind of necessary when talking about how rare this is.
As for LeBron’s elbow, who knows? The Cavs have a few days off before they begin their series against the Celtics, so he’ll have a chance to rest. In a post-game interview, James said his elbow felt like he’d hit his funny bone and that he’d have an MRI done in the coming days. It didn’t sound like he was too worried about any long term damage or missing time in the playoffs. It’s something to keep a couple million eyes on though, that’s for sure.
And if you’re ever feeling down, here’s something you can always remember as a pick-me-up — even LeBron James isn’t perfect at everything. He can’t even make clutch free throws with his off hand.