Before his time with the Lakers, LeBron James put on a show on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center.
After a Channing Frye steal and half-court pass, J.R. Smith had the easy lane for two points with no one in front of him. Always the showman, Smith slowed down with the sprinting LeBron James gaining ground. J.R. looked back and took one dribble before launching a lob towards the backboard from the free throw line. LeBron somehow caught the ball behind him with one hand, and threw it down in one-motion. The left handed slam dunk drew oohs and aahs from the Los Angeles crowd. After landing, all the King could do was look at his hand, shocked at his difficult jam.
The sneakers that James rocked for this dunk was the Nike LeBron 13. This thirteenth LeBron sneaker features a Hyperposite upper. This material is a variation of Foamposite, providing a durable wrap that molds to your feet. Outside of the zoned Hyperposite on the collar, the rest of the upper consists of a breathable mesh. Running and landing is cushioned by Hex Zoom units carried over from the LeBron 12. These units provide a bounce to the wearer’s step.
The King wore the “Doernbecher” charity colorway of the LBJ 13, which can be found HERE.
Cover image via The Daily Herald