Much has been made about LeBron James bumping Miami Heat coach Eric Spoelstra last night during the Heat’s 106-95 loss at Dallas.
The video is somewhat compelling, especially given James’ arm flourish at the end - which may have punctuated a deliberate non-verbal message. Or not.
Perhaps even more compelling though is that James did almost exactly the same thing in 2007.
While playing for Cleveland that year, James was also walking to the bench during a timeout when he appeared to initiate a shoulder-to-shoulder collision with then-Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown.
But in that case, there was an overheard angle to the video. An angle that appears to show James turning into Brown before the two collided. Read more…