Players Talk About LeBron's Block On Splitter
LeBron James: Just wanted to, I guess, make an impact some way. Offensively it was a struggle for me; couldnt make a shot, missed lay ups. Some things Im accustomed to making. So I just wanted to make some plays and try to help our team. And I was able to protect the rim on that one. Basically I told myself, youll end up on Sports Center where youre going to get dunked on or youre going to get a block. Luckily I was on the good side of the Top Ten and the Not So Top Ten.
Mario Chalmers: He blocked it. I mean, we seen that coming. I know I kind of figured he was going to block that one, just the angle he had. Thats why hes First Team All Defense. It was a great defensive play.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: What you like from a competitive standpoint is a lot of players wouldnt go for that. The risk/reward, and they weigh that right away and the possibility of getting dunked on and being on a highlight film. Hes been on that highlight film both ways. It takes great courage to go up and make one of those plays.
Source: Kurt Helin, Pro Basketball Talk