It's often difficult to judge the quality of a LeBron James dunk. The Miami Heat superstar has had so many amazing finishes, with such brilliant combinations of power and style, that a dunk that would register as amazing for any other player seems like the bare minimum for LeBron. How do you judge a highlight when it happens so often?
Luckily for all basketball fans, James seems to come through with the truly spectacular often enough to keep us from becoming totally jaded. In the final minute of the first half of Monday night's Eastern Conference finals Game 4, LeBron dribbled past defending Indiana Pacers guard George Hill at the top of the 3-point arc, took a foul from George, spun past Ian Mahinmi as he tried to disrupt the coming shot attempt and slammed down an emphatic, twisting dunk for two points and the foul. Take a look below:
Feel free to watch the video as many times as you like. It could be the best dunk of the 2014 playoffs.
The subsequent free throw gave the Heat a 49-39 lead, although the Pacers managed a David West lay-up and Paul George 3-pointer in the final 36 seconds to head into the locker room down just five points. Regardless, LeBron's dunk still stands as one heck of an exclamation point for the opening 24 minutes.
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