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VIDEO: LeBron James Swats Paul Pierce, Ignites Fast Break

Love them or hate them, you have to admit that the Miami Heat's two stars, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, can make some absolutely breathtaking plays. The duo isn't nicknamed "Flying Death Machine" for nothing.

For example, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more jaw-dropping athletic sequence then the one we just saw from James and Wade at the end of the third quarter. First, James swatted Paul Pierce's layup attempt high into the air to keep the ball inbounds. Then, Wade took off on his own against two defenders and fought through Keyon Dooling's attempt to foul him to convert on the three-point play.

Here's video.

I'm the furthest thing from a Heat fan, and I can appreciate that play. That means you should, too.

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