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LeBron James leaves eager fan hanging after Heat hold off Nuggets (VIDEO)

Dan Devine
Ball Don't Lie

The box score lists three blocked shots for LeBron James during the Miami Heat's bounce-back 98-93 road win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, but his coldest rejection of the night came after the final buzzer. Behold:

"Close that hand. Close it up." Sound advice, as always, from "Inside the NBA" commentator Kenny Smith. Another option: Turn into the skid and just go through the full swing-clasp-one-arm-bro-hug motion yourself. If James Harden can high-five invisible friends, I see no reason why you can't do it; I mean, you've already got enough bread for a courtside seat, right? Big up yourself and dap up yourself. You've earned it (probably).

Playing without banged-up running buddy Dwyane Wade, James was again sensational on Thursday night, leading all scorers with 27 points on 11-for-23 shooting, dishing a game-high 12 assists against four turnovers, and grabbing a Heat-best seven rebounds as Miami held off a fourth-quarter Nuggets rally. James now ranks third in the league in scoring at 24.8 points per game, trailing only Kobe Bryant and James Harden; he's also 17th in the league in rebounds per game and 15th in the league in assists per game, and he's turning it over less than 10 percent of the time, a career low.

Exemplary work, LeBron. I'd shake your hand, but something tells me you wouldn't be down for that.

Video via firstandskol. Hat-tip to C.J. Fogler.

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