Trying to make a play against the King takes courage, but you should never steer to close to the sun. In this case, Davis Bertans tried to block LeBron James and got put on a poster.
With Los Angeles Lakers teammate Rajon Rondo bringing the ball up the court, James hesitated right before driving baseline on Bertans. The Washington Wizards big tried to recover by backpedaling before jumping towards the hoop. Outjumping a 35-year old would normally turn up in your favor, but not LeBron James. The King threw down a two-handed dunk over the Latvian before staring him down when both landed on the hardwood.
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.
James rocked the Harlem Fashion Row colorway (with purple swooshes and laces), that you can find HERE.
Cover image via The Orange County Register