WATCH: Pau Gasol blocks LeBron James on potential tying shot


There was a time when would drive down the lane and you had to get out of the way, lest you become a YouTube sensation for all of the wrong reasons. He’d pull the hammer back before dropping it on an overmatched defender as a big whoosh of momentum went flowing over him and his teammates in that instant.

That doesn’t happen as frequently anymore after all of his years, games, and minutes in the . He can still throw down big dunks, but he’s looking to finish more responsibly in moments like those. He needed a Throwback Thursday moment at the end of the ‘ opening night game against the Tuesday night. With the Cavs down two and just 10 seconds left, Cleveland got the ball to their star and ran a pick-and-roll with him and . The result didn’t go as planned.

There was very little lift in James at the point of attack against , and Gasol used his length and positioning to knock the shot out of bounds. It was Gasol’s sixth block of an otherwise forgettableew Barcelona signing Frenkie de Jong says he’ll join the club willing to play anywhere.De Jong is currently with the Netherlands squad preparing for their UEFA Nations League semi-final with England and was asked what he thought about Rakitic’s comme opening game for him, but that block redeemed any poor moments in the night.

The Bulls would knock away a pass on the ensuing inbounds pass with slapping the ball in the opposite direction of the basket as time expired. Bulls won 97-95 and we were letransfer market after an injury to Harry Maguire.The Red Devils are reeling from the news that Maguire could have a torn hip muscle.It would mean several weeks out for the England international, who suffered the problem against Wolves in the FA Cup.Mft wonil says Redfearn spent a brief period at the club earlier this season as he assisted Under 23s coach Ben Dawson.Dawson has now moved into a new academy role as head of coaching and it is Redfearn who we understand is in line to take over the Under 23dering where that spring in LeBron’s hop had gone.

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