Showtime was back with the Los Angeles Lakers with LeBron James channeling his inner Magic Johnson.
James was named the starting point guard at the start of the 2019-20 season, a first since his rookie year. This proved to be a great decision, as the King led the league in assists up to this point in the season. On this play, James looked to set the tempo by racing up the court. LeBron darted to the middle of the lane before facing left. In an instant, the King went between his own legs on a perfect pass to the trailing Dwight Howard. Hawks big Jabari Parker flinched hard after following James, as he looked up to see Howard throw down a right-handed jam.
The sneaker James wore for this highlight was 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.