Miami Heat forward LeBron James dunks on Dallas Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi. Posted by EOB Staff.
Dallas Mavericks reserve center Ian Mahinmi has been forced into NBA Finals action because of a hip injury to Brendan Haywood. The good news: He picked up right where Haywood left off. The bad news: That meant he got posterized by an All-Star very, very badly.
Who could forget Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant throwing down over Haywood in forceful fashion? No one.
But Miami Heat forward LeBron James' treatment of Mahinmi wasn't much nicer.
James promised to be in "attack mode" at shootaround on Sunday morning, and apparently this is what he meant. With the score tied at 22 with less than a minute remaining in the first quarter of Game 3, James beat Mavericks forward Shawn Marion off the dribble. Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki swiped at him to no avail, leaving Mahinmi as the only defensive presence between James and the rim.
That's a bad place to be, and James showed why, rising high to dunk with his right hand over the top of Mahinmi.
Here's a look at the video of LeBron James posterizing Ian Mahinmi. It's worth sticking around for all the replays.