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Video: LeBron James fails at football back-heel (should probably stick to basketball)

While our American sports fans have asserted on numerous, unceasing occasions that the best athletes in the U.S. would have become elite football players, the latest evidence to the contrary (courtesy of NBA megastar LeBron James) could very well put that argument to rest.

During Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, the four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA Finals MVP did his best attempt at a back-heel kick of a basketball that rolled towards him, only for the attempt to fail in spectacular fashion and swat the ball away in frustration.

LeBron is an outspoken Liverpool fan and was a major advocate for Jordan Henderson’s addition to the FIFA 16 cover alongside Lionel Messi for the game’s sale in England. The incident was actually the second football-related activities for the United States’ basketball greats during the All-Star Weekend. NBA legend Steve Nash, who recently bought a stake in a Spanish football club, did a Messi-esque assist to Andre Drummond during the Slam Dunk Contest that you have to see to believe.

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