Watch: Myles Turner blocks LeBron James dunk with monster play

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Through his NBA career to date, LeBron James has developed a reputation as a formidable dunker, and for good reason.

Stopping the four-time MVP's powerful, 6 ft 8 inch, 230-pound frame is a pretty tough task and, as such, the points are often seen as a given when he dials in on the hoop.

Huge play

Last night, though, during the Cavs' road game in Indiana, Pacers rookie Myles Turner didn't read the script as he produced a sensational block at the rim. Nearly as good as Turner's rejection was the Pacers commentator's description of the play. Scroll down this article to check it out.


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When something on the basketball court is being described as "smothered chicken" you know it is highlight-reel worthy. The 19-year-old rookie's fourth quarter play against James was certainly that.

Although Cleveland may have gone on to win the game against their Central Division rivals 110-106 after overtime, Turner can be happy with his efforts.

Career night

As well as stuffing LeBron at the rim, the University of Texas product put up the first double-double of his career on Monday night courtesy of a 14 point, 10 rebound night.

The 11th overall pick of the 2015 draft, Turner has had to bide his time to make an impact on the 2015-16 season after requiring surgery on a fractured left thumb back in November.

Since returning just before the new year, however, the center has seen his role in Indiana develop. Now a part of the Pacers' starting lineup, Turner will be hoping to keep making headline plays throughout the remainder of his rookie year.

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