Please tell me that you didn't actally fall for one of the oldest tricks in the book, Mr. Great Britain basketball player.  LeBron James makes a Great Britain player look silly.  (Make that, sillier).

Ah, yes.  The old inbound-pass-off-the-backside-of-an-unsuspecting-player trick.  Seriously, how do basketball players still fall for this?  This play has been around forever.  Why would you turn your back directly in front of the player who is about to inbound the ball right under his own basket?  It makes absolutely no sense.  Team USA ended up beating Great Britain 118-78.  Ouch.

LeBron James made Joel Freeland of Great Britain look silly on this play.  Falling for the old inbound-the-ball-off-the-dumb-dumb-opponent play is brutal.  It's like falling for the shtick of Skip Bayless who is simply trying to get a rise out of you.  It's like falling for the lies of a girl who says "we're just friends" about a guy she spends every waking moment talking about and spending time with.  It's like falling for the shtick of Bill Walton, who is the king of hyperbole, or the shtick of Bruce Jacobs (host of "Game On") who routinely goes over the top bashing cities, players, teams, people, little children, and show co-hosts.  It's what he does.  Don't take it personally.  Word to the wise; don't fall for the shtick of broadcasters, the lies of shady females, or the inbounding pass trick.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.