LeBron James dunked on Jason Terry during the second quarter of
the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics game Monday, and he was called for a
technical foul for taunting. The dunk was so powerful it caused
people to instantly recall DeAndre Jordan’s posterization
of Brandon Knight.
Terry stole a pass by the Heat, but Dwyane Wade stole the ball
back after poking the ball loose from behind Terry. Wade passed the
ball to Mario Chalmers, who dished to Norris Cole, who fed James
with a lob. LeBron just destroyed Terry, who was trying to defend
the dunk. He sent the Celtics guard to the floor and stared over
him for a second, leading to the technical.
James also had another reason to boast following the game
— he helped the Heat overcome a 17-point deficit to beat the
Celtics 105-103 and extend their winning streak to 23 games. James
scored 13 of his 37 points in the final eight minutes of the game
— including the tying and winning shots.
Jordan, who destroyed Knight on a dunk two Sundays ago, paid his
respects to James with a tweet:
LeBron was told about Jordan’s tweet and responded.
“If (Jordan) said touché, it must have been pretty
good,” James told reporters. “I saw Jason down there. I
guess he didn’t see me.”
No surprise, both “Jason Terry” and “Brandon
Knighted” were trending on Twitter following the dunk. And as
has become customary on the Internet, Terry’s Wikipedia page
was edited to note him being on the wrong end of the dunk: