The Cleveland Caveliers are on their way to the NBA Finals. While the Cavs definitely have a talented team (who can really shoot the ball) in Kyrie Irving (#13 FCIR), Kevin Love (#6 BEIR), Kyle Korver (#13 FCIR), J.R. Smith (#9 FCAR), and Deron Williams (#1 FEAR), superstar Lebron James (#1 FEAR) is largely to credit for their championship success.
During their stint against the Raptors weeks ago, something caught everyone’s attention. LeBron hit three left-handed floaters throughout the course of game 3. James is normally a right handed shooter, but get this … he is left-handed in all other aspects of his life!
In Lebron’s own words, “I have no idea how I became a right-handed basketball player. I think maybe it was because of Michael Jordan (#6 BEIR), Penny Hardaway (#2 BEAR), guys that I looked up to growing up. Seeing those guys shoot righty, I guess I’ll shoot righty. I’m pretty much a left-hand guy. I don’t take many of those shots, but I’m capable of making those shots. I work on my craft. I work on both hands. I just thought I guess it looked cool until I got older and I wish I was a lefty, because those shots look a lot better.
Wow! The young James simply switched hands because it looked good! Talk about an observant dominant Empirical!
Of course, here at the Insider we have written ad nauseam regarding left-handers and their athletically benefited brain (utilizing the Right hemisphere more proficiently and thus the gross-motors). There is no doubt Lebron is a better baller due to his naturally left-handed makeup.
Watch Lebron explain his transition in the video below.
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