When was the last time an NBA player admitted he traveled?
It was pretty obvious LeBron James traveled on his blown lay-up with five seconds left that might well have been a game-winner in regulation Monday night against the Wizards (the Cavaliers were down one at the time, the layup would have put the pressure on the Wizards). LeBron admitted that was no crab dribble, as reported by Chase Hughes of CSNMidAtlantic.com.
“The extra step that I took, which was a travel, threw me off of my rhythm. It was a point-blank layup and I missed it.”
Good to see LeBron own it. It also didn’t matter. The Cavaliers fouled after the rebound off LeBron’s miss, the Wizards hit the free throw to go up three, and then LeBron made the shot of the season.
“I was blessed to be in a position where I could make up for it. Kev [Love] game me a great pass, a play that we work on in practice.”
Kyrie Irving scored 11 points in overtime and the Cavaliers won 140-135.