Miami Heat were delivering a repeat performance against the Charlotte Bobcats in game 3, as Erik Spoelstra's men were eying a semi-final place around the corner, but what happened next was unpopular among many NBA fans.
In the third quarter Miami were leading 66-49 when LeBron took a steal, ran down the court and dunked a classic James throw down, but on replays James was noted looking towards the Charlotte bench, where the Bobcats owner Michael Jordan was sitting.
After the game, the 25-year-old stated to the Charlotte Observer that he wasn't looking towards the six time NBA champion.
"No, no. Don’t start that. Absolutely not. I was able to read Josh McRoberts, get a steal and push the lead back up. I absolutely didn’t look at MJ."
In the past these two NBA icons of past and present have clashed, as Michael Jordan stated that he could beat James in a one-on-one in his prime any day.
The Heat forward has averaged 27.1 points a game, and in game 3 scored 30 points as well as assisting six.
But with this dunk it has caused fans to wonder why the two time NBA MVP would cause such controversy when Heat are leading the series against the Charlotte Bobcats 3-0.
Game 4 will be played again at the Time Warner Cable Arena and fans will surely make their opinions known to Heat's number six.
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