LeBron James’ amazing alley-oop slam from 21 angles, anyone? (vid)
The Cleveland Cavaliers at least temporarily got themselves back into the NBA Finals via a Game 3 throttling of the Golden State Warriors by a score of 120-90 at Quicken Loans Arena.
And while it arguably will require another win on their home court Friday night in Game 4 to even up the series and truly reset the story line of the Finals, the Cavaliers have to feel much better following Wednesday’s win than they did limping home after getting blown out in Games 1 and 2 on the road.
LeBron James of course proved to be a catalyst to the Game 3 win and perhaps no single play exhibited the control he exerted upon the game than his mesmerizing, mind-boggling and gravity-defying alley-oop slam dunk off a Kyrie Irving pass.
It has quickly becoming such an iconic play and arguably superhuman demonstration of athleticism and strength that the NBA has compiled a video which features the jam from 21 different angles.
When Kyrie Irving was asked after the game why his lob was perhaps a tad too high and a bit high, the Cavs point guard said the following (via Ball Don’t Lie):
“I wanted to see something great. I threw it very, very — you know, some people may say it’s a bad pass, but I wanted to see something great, and for him to do that, it was awesome. It was awesome.”
Indeed. Perhaps it doesn’t tell the entire story, but in the end it sums it up quite well.
[H/T Dime Mag]