Even with his power game, LeBron James could finesse his way into a bucket whenever he wanted.
On this play, the ball swung around the perimeter between four Cleveland Cavaliers, eventually landing with King James. His speed was too much for Timberwolves defender Shabazz Muhammad, easily blowing past the Minnesota big man. Shabazz tried reaching in and pulling LeBron to prevent the bucket but couldn’t wrap up the King. Andrew Wiggins got his hands up but also fouled James. With Wiggins in front, LeBron brushed off the contact and swung the ball under the rim while in mid-air. James then threw up a circus reverse layup that hit nothing but net for the and-1 play.
The sneakers James rocked for this dunk and block was the Nike LeBron 14. This shoe featured articulated Hex Zoom units in the forefoot and mid-foot. A larger Zoom Air unit is featured in the heel, combining for a bouncy, responsive feel throughout. The laser perforated upper added breathability to the shoe, while also helping with a closer fit to the foot. The dynamic mid-foot strap offered a natural stretch that helped provide lockdown for your foot.
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