LeBron James Alley-Oop Video: Watch King James Jump over John Lucas

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 29, 2012

Miami Heat superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade connect on some of the most beautiful alley-oop passes known to the game of basketball, but this epic dunk here may take the cake.

Say what you will about the Heat and the "Big Three," but there can be absolutely no doubting their talent, and it's moments like this that show it off.

Is there anybody in the NBA more talented and athletic than LeBron?

That's a serious question. With the performances he's churning out this season, I'm starting to think that he's ready to finally ascend to the throne of the NBA elite.

He may be finally ready to work for his nickname of "King James," and putting a championship ring on his finger is the best way to silence his countless critics.

Playing as a team and being a cohesive unit was a problem last year for the Heat, so it's got to be good for fans to see LeBron and Wade working together this season to make things happen.

You may not see a better alley-oop this season, so let's break down the evolution of this epic play.

First the credit has to go to Wade, as he threw up a perfect pass. He makes it look easy, but you have to understand just how much talent it really takes.

Second, I believe you have to give credit to the Bulls' John Lucas.

We could all see the alley-oop coming, and with LeBron on the other end of it, it instantly became nearly impossible to stop. Credit to Lucas for actually trying to get in position—considering he is only 5'11", 165 pounds—as a lesser player may have just given in to the inevitable highlight.

By actually trying to stop the alley-oop Lucas ensured that LeBron would at least have to work for the bucket, and oh did he ever put in the work.

LeBron elevates from just outside the key, and literally jumps over the head of Lucas to put in the beautiful one-hand slam.

And there you have it folks, the evolution of what will certainly be one of the highlights of this NBA season, and a moment that will make for a great poster.

Hey, Lucas, say cheese.


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