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LeBron James jumps over Bulls guard for alley-oop

Posted on: January 29, 2012 3:51 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 6:47 am
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Posted by Ben Golliver

Everything was proceeding normally until LeBron James decided to jump over somebody.

The Heat's All-Star forward jumped completely over Chicago Bulls guard John Lucas III to complete an alley-oop from Heat guard Dwyane Wade during Sunday's matchup between last year's Eastern Conference finalists. With the Heat leading 14-7, James used a back screen from Heat guard Mario Chalmers to run mostly free on the baseline. Lucas, a 5-foot-11 guard, switched in an attempt to defend James once the lob action developed. James simply hurdled him completely, catching the pass with one hand above the rim and somehow managing to finish the dunk cleanly. Upon re-entry to Earth, James turned around and barked at Lucas, letting him know exactly what had happened.

"It's a great pass by D-Wade," James said in a televised postgame interview. "Without the pass, I don't finish the shot. Give all the props to D-Wade. I just went to go get it."

"Give all the credit to D-Wade," James repeated in a postgame interview posted on ESPN.com. "He threw it, I can't let him down and not go get it. It was a great play out of the timeout, D-Wade threw it and I was able to finish it... We're not 'Lob City' but we're doing OK." 

Simply ridiculous. Here's the video of LeBron James jumping over a defender to finish an alley-oop against the Chicago Bulls.
 

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Comments

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:42 pm
 

LeBron James jumps over Bulls guard for alley-oop

gagepark88, you must do this all the time then. 



Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:45 pm
 

LeBron James jumps over Bulls guard for alley-oop

I agree with you but it was still pretty awesome for LeBron to just hop over him haha



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:27 pm
 

LeBron James jumps over Bulls guard for alley-oop

too





Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:27 pm
 

LeBron James jumps over Bulls guard for alley-oop

Wow, one of the shortest playes in the NBA....Way to stare him down to LeDouche



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:22 pm
 

LeBron James jumps over Bulls guard for alley-oop

Are you watching the same clip we are?



Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:08 pm
 

LeBron James jumps over Bulls guard for alley-oop

Sure as he's hanging on the rim his left foot drags through Lucas' shoulder and clears him as he pretty much ducked.  Let's not make this like it was Vince Carter clearing that 7'2" German.  This was pedestrian as far as dunks go.  Lucas is a smurf, he ducked, and Lebron still didn't clear him without contact.


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