Last night, LeBron James did a number of LeBron James-things. He dunked, he made some big shots and he also threw this absurd pass to Mike Dunleavy in the second quarter:
After the game, he was asked about the pass.
"I just trusted my instincts,” James said. “I knew the set that we called and I trusted my ability to make that pass. I was happy I was there to make it on time, on target, but it started with the set, started with the timing. It finished with [Tristan Thompson] setting a great rip screen and [Mike Dunleavy] was in that short corner and I was able to get it to him. It was a pretty unique pass. Probably only one guy in the world who could make that pass."
“I wonder who that is,” Cavs play-by-play man Fred McLeod then said.
“Me too,” LeBron responded. “I’ll figure it out."
LeBron, of course, isn’t the only player who can make that pass - Manu Ginonli certainly comes to mind - but that’s not really the point of his quote. James’ words are about just reminding everyone that people have doubted him in the past 12 months. It’s a fun, cheeky, humblebrag. So take it at that.