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LeBron shines against Turkey, morphs into FIBA player

Originally Published: July 31, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

MACAU -- Five seconds into the game, LeBron James pulled off a defensive move that was four years in the making.

Turkey controlled the opening tip of Thursday's exhibition game -- Team USA's first match on foreign soil since the summer of 2006 -- and Ersan Ilyasova went straight to the basket and put up a soft shot that bounced off the rim and was headed straight through the hoop.

It appeared it was about to be 2-0 deficit for the United States, but that wasn't to be.

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