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Watch LeBron James Throw Down a Sick Putback Dunk
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Did you really expect to get through a night of Miami Heat basketball without a LeBron James highlight?

During Monday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks, James threw down a gravity-defying, left-handed putback dunk. The followup came off a Mike Miller miss from beyond the arc.

For tonight's signature "only LeBron" moment:

This one won't make the "Top 10 Dunks of the Year" list, but it was a beauty considering the degree of athletic difficulty. Coming off of one step to angle your body for a non-dominant-hand putback is no easy task.

Unless you're LeBron, that is.

As one Twitter commenter displayed, fans of the Hawks have no qualms about paying respect to an awe-inspiring play, as painful as it may be to do when coming against their beloved team.

Earlier in the game, King James proved that the referees only call "hanging on the rim" if they have a vendetta against the player. For those who disagree, what exactly would you call this?

Aside from a phenomenal play by Ray Allen.

A beautiful save by Allen, a fierce dunk by James and an inconsistent game thus far by the referees. But hey, we're all about entertainment in the David Stern era.

So why not be entertained?

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