Watch LeBron James Throw Down a Sick Putback Dunk

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIDecember 10, 2012

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 10: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts up Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks during a game  at American Airlines Arena on December 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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.

That was a nice putback dunk by by lebron James even if he did it on my #hawks

— KadariusGreen(@IamKG96) December 11, 2012

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?