The Cleveland Cavaliers may have dropped a third straight NBA Finals game to the Golden State Warriors,
but, as per usual, it wasn’t for a lack of effort from LeBron James.
When all was said and done, LeBron came away with a triple-double—33 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds—in the Cavs’ 102-110 Wednesday night loss to the Warriors at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. But he executed his (arguably) most impressive stunt just a few minutes into the game.
As the first quarter began to heat up, Bron found himself guarded by Golden State’s JaVale McGee at the top of the key. With the shot clock ticking down, he proceeded to fake out McGee before tossing the ball off the backboard for a commanding self alley-oop dunk.
Of course, this isn’t the first time LeBron has pulled off this particular impressive feat. In fact, it’s not even the first time he’s done it in the Finals—Game 4 of the 2017 championship series featured a similar move from King James.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this from LeBron. Let’s not forget just last year in game 4 of the Finals, Bron threw an alley oop off the backboard to himself. pic.twitter.com/Q7kZapgmo2— Samuel Robinson (@sniphtest) June 7, 2018
LeBron James is good enough to throw lobs to himself off the backboard against the best team of all time in the NBA Finals.— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) June 7, 2018
Someone logged onto the internet and said LeBron James doesn't have defining moments in the year 2018.— David Zavac (@DavidZavac) June 7, 2018
Umm.... the LeBron alley oop to himself?— Jensen Lewis (@JLEWFifty) June 7, 2018
Omg LeBron really has such little help that he gotta assist the ball to himself. That alley oop was legendary.— Jon (@JonLunaLoveGood) June 7, 2018
LeBron James just passed to himself off the backboard. Why has it taken him this long to think of that? He may never pass to a teammate again.— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) June 7, 2018
LeBron fans after he threw that alley-oop to himself: pic.twitter.com/bvpnHE8kYT— Cromartie Jr. (@SpyroKush) June 7, 2018
LeBron James threw it off the backboard to himself.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) June 7, 2018
Maybe if really doesn’t matter who his teammates are, after all. He’s a video game in real life. pic.twitter.com/Z06fXb5GTZ
“BEAST MODE” ACTIVADO. LEBRON JAMES ???? pic.twitter.com/o6o68uBBZF— The NBA Monster (@TheNBAMonster) June 7, 2018