LeBron James Stares in Michael Jordan's Direction While Throwing Down Huge Dunk

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2014

Credit: ESPN

LeBron James has been compared to Michael Jordan since he was in high school, and it looked like the Miami Heat superstar wanted to send a message to the Charlotte Bobcats owner.

The Heat started to pull away from the Bobcats in the third quarter of Saturday's Game 3. As Miami expanded its lead, James had a chance to show off for the NBA legend on a fast break. Instead of focusing on the rim or the defenders behind him, James' eyes appeared to be fixated on something in Jordan's vicinity right before he threw down a huge dunk:

Update: Sunday, April 27, 12:13 a.m. ET

James says he "absolutely" didn't stare down Jordan on the dunk, per the Charlotte Observer:

No, no. Don’t start that. Absolutely not, man. Absolutely not. I was able to read (Josh) McRoberts, get a steal and push the lead back up. I absolutely didn’t look at MJ, for sure.

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Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/26/4868380/lebron-on-clippers-owner-donald.html#.U1z6F1VdWuQ#storylink=cpy

It didn't look like Jordan was too happy at the time. It's tough to blame him, considering his team was staring at a 3-0 deficit against the two-time defending champions.



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