LeBron James has always had the physical gifts to toy with defenders. The King exerted this dominance on this play against Meyers Leonard and the Miami Heat.
Leonard was matched up against James from the three-point line extended. LeBron pump faked a three and immediately sprinted towards the jumping Meyers. Once the Lakers hall-of-famer made contact, Leonard backpedaled about 5-feet out of bounds. With the tides parted, LeBron raced towards the rim and threw down a double-pump, two-handed slam dunk. Meyers tried getting back in the play but could only look up at the skying James.
The sneakers James wore for this moment were the Nike LeBron 17. This sneaker features a heel Air unit; the largest bag ever seen on a basketball shoe, providing maximum impact protection. The two large volume Zoom units in the forefoot for extra responsiveness. Knitposite graces the upper, with heat-molding creating the scaly look. As a result of the heat, the upper features more structure and durability.
LeBron rocked the black and grey “Ashes” colorway for this highlight, which is available HERE.