LeBron James: The power and the majesty
LeBron James had a typically righteous statistical performance Wednesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers made the NBA Finals interesting with a blowout Game 3 win over the Golden State Warriors. He put up 32 points on 14-26 shooting, snatched 11 rebounds and dished out six assists as the Cavs narrowed their series deficit to two games to one.
But we only need six seconds — a jaw-dropping sequence spanning both defense and offense — to comprehend the power and the majesty of LeBron James.
Late third quarter. LeBron hits the hardwood near midcourt to grab a loose ball. He dribbles twice with his left hand while holding himself up with his right hand, right knee and left foot. Just after getting up, he passes across court to a streaking Kyrie Irving. Then LeBron takes several quick, choppy steps to gather himself while charging toward the basket from the three-point line. Then he vaults into the air to throw down a thunderous alley-oop from Irving. Read more…
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