Dwyane Wade said it’s getting hard for LeBron James to top himself. But he’s trying.
The Miami Heat once again entertained fans by throwing down dunks in warmups before Friday’s 98-91 win over Memphis at AmericanAirlines Arena.
James threw the ball behind his back off the backboard. Then he caught it and had a tomahawk jam with his right hand.
“I don’t think he’s going to be able to keep topping himself,” Wade said. “But he did some good things.”
James said he’s been dunking regularly in warmups since he played in Cleveland from 2003-10, but that only now people seem to really be noticing.
“I did it in Cleveland,” James said. “You guys (the media) didn’t pay attention because it was a small market.”
Attention really has been focused in the past week on Miami’s pregame dunking. Also performing well before Friday’s game was Chris “Birdman” Andersen, who had an impressive reverse windmill dunk.
“It thought the fans got into it early,” Wade said of the Heat’s latest pregame dunk fest. “It got some excitement going early for our team. So we look forward to just having fun and we were able to do that.”