Three straight games and three dunk-filled affairs. Well that is what LeBron James, Miami Heat small forward, has turned the last few games into.
It started with an instant viral sensation dunk on Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore. James examined the court and a miscommunication by the Kings left a wide open lane to the basket for the Miami star.
He charged to the hoop and McLemore was caught in the shuffle trying to draw a charge. The dunk immediately got a huge amount of attention and social activity on Twitter and YouTube.
LeBron did say that he really didn’t want to dunk it on the Kings rookie.
“It sucks it was him, because I like him. That sucks,” said James in a post-game interview.
But “The King” wasn’t finished as the next night he was back it again. Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap was his next victim.
Ironically, the “poster” dunk came about in almost the exact same fashion; open lane, defender tries to draw charge, and then the dunk.
Again Twitter surged with tweets like wildfire. But as if it couldn’t get any better, LeBron James gave all Heat fans something to really cheer about on Christmas Day.
Against the Lakers, Miami shooting guard Dwayne Wade gave “King” James a lob pass off the backboard and the rest was history. LeBron finished strong and with his non-dominant left hand.
Is this a sign that LeBron James wishes to again remind all of us that he is not satisfied?
That he can just as easily be the star he was born to be and not simply an underrated facilitator?
One can only hope as a basketball fan, as not only will that provide more highlights but a lot more.
During a season in which a lot of people have said that the Pacers may be the best team in the Eastern Conference, it seems the Miami Heat wish to change that.
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