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5 Most memorable dunks of LeBron James' career

Ashish Jadhav
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:17 IST

LeBron James
LeBron James

No player in the NBA got the kind of fame that LeBron James did at the early age of 18. No player in the NBA ever faced the kind of adversity he did for leaving a team. No player in the NBA ever led his team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals to win a championship.

There's nothing in the NBA that LeBron has put his hands into and not won. NBA Rookie of the Year, 3-time NBA champion and finals MVP, 4-time season MVP, 3-time All-Star game MVP. He already has major accolades to his name for his contribution to the game. He has taken part in every major event in the NBA except one, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

James says that he really considered entering the contest a couple of times but was struggling with injuries and did not wish to put things at risk. The fans, fellow NBA players and LeBron himself have expressed to see him in the Slam Dunk contest but LeBron now says that he's "too old for this".

Nonetheless, he has entertained the world with his rim-rocking dunks season after season. In his 16th season, LeBron is dunking like an 18-year-old and getting the stadium to feet. Let us take the time to re-live the moments when LeBron "The King" James did something magical, something monstrous, something LeBron James poster dunk kind of stuff.

#5 LeBron James' dunk on Ben McLemore

LeBron James posterizing Ben McLemore
LeBron James posterizing Ben McLemore

This iconic dunk dates back to 2013. The Sacramento Kings' rookie Ben McLemore was caught off-shore when LeBron came off the screen from Mario Chalmers and found the alley well open. McLemore thought of drawing a charge but was positioned outside the restricted area.

James said after the game:

“It sucks that it was him, Because I like him. That sucks.” 

McLemore got the taste of what awaits in the NBA. He was still cheerful after the game and said

“I just went over there to try and take the charge, and he dunked the ball.”

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Published 14 Dec 2018, 09:13 IST
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