Being down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals, LeBron James needed to show out for a pivotal game 3.
His Cleveland Cavaliers built a huge lead in the 3rd but knew that can evaporate in an instant against the Dubs. On this play, James was switched on Steph Curry and swatted his pass way up in the air. LeBron tracked the ball down and fell over gaining possession at half-court. The King kept his dribble and tossed it to Kyrie Irving, who threw the lob with James still behind him. Somehow some way, LeBron made up ground and packed a right-handed alley-oop dunk above the backboard square. Just another feat of athleticism for LeBron on the biggest stage.
James rocked the Nike Zoom Soldier 10 for this slam. The sneaker featured three straps on the midfoot and ankle area, providing lockdown despite the lack of laces. Large Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot allowed for bouncy steps and landings. A TPU shank is lodged between these units for added stability.
The black and gold Soldier 10 that LeBron wore in this moment eventually released via popular demand, and can be found HERE.
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