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LeBron James completely runs away from open player he's defending

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LeBron James is normally known to be an incredibly strong and physical defender, who doesn't give up on plays often.

In fact, the Cavs star has been named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team five times during his illustrious career and made the All-Defensive second team once.

That is why it is absolutely hilarious and amazing to see what happened last night as the Cavaliers took on the Boston Celtics. In what has to go down as one of the most bizarre plays of the season so far, LeBron - for some unbeknown reason - just ran away from his defensive responsibilities. (Scroll for Video)

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During the first quarter at TD Garden, the ball found its way to Jonas Jerebko of the Celtics in the corner and James was rotating to him.

But instead of trying to block Jerebko's shot, LeBron just runs. And runs. And runs. Like Forrest Gump, LeBron just keeps on running. And it is fantastic.

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You can watch a clip of the hilarious lack of defense here...

Maybe this is LeBron's new strategy on defense? It worked on Jerebko, who somehow managed to miss his completely open shot from 19-feet. Mass confusion defense, it's the future of the NBA.

The Cavs did manage to get the win in the end, coming out on top 89-77 as they improved their record to 16-7.

Topics:
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
NBA
LeBron James

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