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LeBron James makes a dunk, but it's counted as a miss

December 29, 2011 | 10:24 am

In the fourth quarter of a close game between Miami and Charlotte on Wednesday, LeBron James made a one-handed fourth-quarter dunk, but the ball bounced off Gerald Henderson's head and flew right back out of the net. The referees botched the call and didn't count the basket.

Even though Henderson essentially had a ball slammed onto his head by a 6-foot-8, 250-pound man, the Heat nearly sustained a bigger headache from the play considering that their unblemished start came down to the final seconds of the game.

With the Heat trailing by one point and only 2.9 seconds remaining, Dwyane Wade banked a 10-footer to lift the Heat to a 96-95 win.

If Wade hadn't made the basket, James' made dunk that counted for zero points definitely would have been one sour jam.


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