The sky is LeBron James' playground. While King James may never display this in the Slam Dunk Contest, he puts his aerial skills on display in games.
Like this sick breakaway jam against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. Maybe for the next slam dunk competition they can just splice in some of LBJ's best dunks from games.
This one starts off as many have before them—by LeBron reading the offense and stepping into the passing lane.
This leaves him with a head full of steam and nothing but open court between him and the basket. You can feel the anticipation of the crowd instantly build as they all know that King James is not going to opt for a finger roll.
And the crowd was right. James went for the fully-twisting, gravity-defying 360-degree slam, and he makes it look easy. He is still going up by the time he rotates back to the rim. He could have pulled off a 540 here if he really wanted to get tricky.
As I type, the Heat have a 25-22 lead on the Hawks at the end of the first quarter.
This is a semi-important game for the Heat. While they have been cruising to a 23-9 record, they've lost two of their last three games.
This found the Heat entering this game trailing the Bulls by two for the best record in the Eastern Conference.