Given everything else he does so absurdly well, it's puzzling that shooting free throws has never been one of LeBron James's strong suits. For his career, LeBron is shooting just 74 percent from the charity stripe, and through four games this season, he's shooting a morbid 63 percent, making just 19 of 30 attempts. One of those misses, during last night's Cavs-Rockets game, was especially bad. Like Dwight-Howard-at-the-free-throw-line bad.
LeBron's airball barely scraped the bottom of the net. The crowd at Quicken Loans Arena let out an audible gasp. It might have been the time LeBron airballed a free throw in his entire career. Not even yelling "short!" could save LeBron from the embarrassment that comes from missing the basket entirely.
When asked about the fateful free throw after the game, LeBron had a response that may or may not make sense.
"Hey, it's all good," he told ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "Even a garbage can gets a steak now and then."
OK, LeBron. We sort of get the gist of what you're trying to say—I think? Who knows? The Cavs got the win to move to 4-0 on the season, and that's really all that matters to LeBron.
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