Tuesday night, unlikely hero and Nets rookie center Mason Plumlee made the play of the game, stuffing LeBron James at the rim on a dunk attempt that would have put the Heat up by one and preserving an 88-87 victory and Nets season sweep.
Putting aside the conspiracy theorists that would call a foul here — Plumlee gets the ball first, not James’s hand, and even in that instance, the hand is part of the ball, and it’s not a call any referee’s going to make at that stage of the game — let’s just have some fun and look at two nice angles of Plumlee’s block.
Here’s a look at Plumlee’s block on James from the regular broadcast feed:
And here’s a look at Plumlee’s block on James from the behind the backboard.
And a still: