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LeBron James' Step-Back 3s over Jayson Tatum Cause Twitter to React in Awe

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 26, 2018

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 25:  LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a basket in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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LeBron James iced the Cleveland Cavaliers' 109-99 Game 6 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night with consecutive step-back threes over Jayson Tatum that caused the Wine and Gold faithful at Quicken Loans Arena to spontaneously combust.

And they weren't the only ones. 

After James' second signature step-back fell through the net, members of NBA Twitter stood in awe of James' 46-point outing as he capped off his seventh 40-point game of the postseason in style: 

Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

What we are watching from #LeBron — our kids will ask us about the same way we asked our dad’s about Mickey Mantle. He’s become that type of Herculean figure who — time and time again — surpasses even the wildest of expectations. We are all witnesses. #Cavs

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS

And some people think it's rational to spend time searching for reasons to criticize LeBron's athletic excellence. Probably don't like a refreshing ocean breeze, either.

Shea Serrano @SheaSerrano

[cavs timeout] *tyronn lue is holding one of those white boards to draw plays on* LUE: okay so green you cut back through here and then george you... *everyone is looking at lue* LUE: lol i'm just kidding lebron can you just do the thing where you kill everyone thanks

Kenny Ducey @KennyDucey

LeBron hustled the world into thinking he was tired last game. What a freaking legend.

Bruce Arthur @bruce_arthur

LeBron can walk 90% of the year and he should still be MVP

Tyler R. Tynes @TylerRickyTynes

Jordan is as good as LeBron? In this economy?

Josh Crutchmer @jcrutchmer

lebron sitting around akron in february with a calculator, compass and ruler trying to figure out exactly what the worst team he could still lead to a title is

Alexis Morgan @alexiskmorgan

There's really nothing left to say about LeBron that hasn't already been said. Speechless.

Once James walked off the court, the Cavaliers' Twitter account documented his son, Bryce, asking how he continues to come up so clutch: 

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

Ever wondered how @KingJames makes those crazy shots? So does his son. #ThisIsWhyWePlay https://t.co/plPJReC9Fd

Come Game 7 on Sunday, the Celtics will hope that question isn't making the rounds again. 

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