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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Meet the LeBron shoulder

By Henry Abbott

LeBron shoulder
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"LeBron Shoulder," defined.

TrueHoop reader Shea Serrano (tremendous writer, by the way) e-mails hoops insight with sticking power:

I heard it this weekend playing at an outdoor court in Houston. It's a verb. It means to barrel one's shoulder into the chest of a defender while on the way to the hoop.

This is the exact conversation that took place. It came following game point of a game that was less a basketball game and more a wrestling match that involved throwing a ball through a ring:

Guy A: Man, you LeBron-shouldered the s--- out of him.
Guy B: I had to. He was all over me. I told him it was coming.