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LeBron James Sprints to Cover Celtics Player, Bails Before Shot Goes Up

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2015

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Now this is interesting defense by Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James.

Late in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game against Cleveland, Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko caught a pass on the perimeter. James, not wanting to concede an open shot, followed the ball into the corner.

But then, for whatever reason, he decided to bail on the play before the shot went up.

Perhaps James thought Jerebko's pump fake was an actual shot and that he was too late to get a hand up. Or maybe he was just playing mind games with the shooter by leaving him open.

In any event, Jerebko missed the shot.

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