LeBron James’ flights of fantasy in the Miami Heat’s 89-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, is all the more reason why he should enter the Sprite Slam Dunk contest.
In a display of sheer athleticism and creativity, after intercepting a pass intended for Kirk Hinrich, James accelerated in the open court and soared to the rim, hamming down a ridiculous 360 degree two-handed jam. What made the play so spectacular was that James didn’t overexert himself while performing the improvised slam. It was effortless. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as ‘Bron is a freakish athlete molded in the shape of a basketball god. We expect and want him to entertain us with his acrobatic jams. But what we do want, expect…hell, what we’re damn near begging for, is LeBron to go up against his fellow gravity-defying peers and battle it out, the same way Jordan and Dominique entertained us back in the day.
For now, we can only satisfy our appeal through these regular-season exhibitions, but should King James ever decide to take his talents and enter the slam dunk contest; the question remains, would he have enough in his arsenal to defeat former dunk champ Blake Griffin? Only LeBron can provide the answer. (Photo)