Stop LeBron’s dunk? That’s just nuts!


Larry Brown


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


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.

The power dunk by LeBron on Terry likely had a personal meaning;

Terry said last week that he


find the Heat’s winning streak very impressive. That was

probably LeBron’s way of telling the former Maverick to think


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:

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