LeBron James nails awesome dunk in Heat win

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LeBron James is an NBA superstar who should need no introduction. The four-time MVP is quite simply the best player of his generation and one of the greatest ever to step foot on a basketball court.

And in his quest for a third consecutive championship ring and a fourth-straight trip to the finals, the 29-year-old just keeps adding to his lengthy highlight reel. The latest addition came on Monday night, as James and the Miami Heat took on the Detroit Pistons at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In a closer-than-expected 102-96 win against Maurice Cheeks' inconsistent crew, James was simply outstanding and was only two boards shy of a triple-double after dropping 24 points, dishing out 11 assists and grabbing eight rebounds.

Teammate and fellow 'Big Three' member Dwayne Wade, who has been held out of several games during the 2014 regular season in a concerted effort from head coach Erik Spoelstra to ease the burden on his knees, was similarly impressive and had 30 points and 11 rebounds of his own.

Perhaps the most satisfying moment of the night for the LeBron and co though came with the Heat up 43-41 with around 5:30 remaining before half-time.

After Greg Oden had deflected a Josh Smith pass under his own basket, the reigning champions raced up the court on a fast break.

Wade took control of the loose ball and through a perfect pass to Mario Chalmers. Whilst still in motion, the point guard threw it high up towards the rim where the onrushing James was waiting to slam it home with authority.

Watch footage of the superb alley-oop dunk above - with thanks to for bringing it to our attention.

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