Videos: LeBron James’ Top 40 Dunks
On his 27th birthday, we celebrate The King with a gallery of highlights.
It seems like yesterday 18-year-old LeBron James was getting ready to play his first ever NBA game against the Sacramento Kings, with a chip on his shoulder, the city of Cleveland on his back and a kill-or-be-killed mentality on his mind. But that was nine years ago (crazy how time flies, right?). Today, Bron Bron turns 27 as a member of the Miami Heat, and to celebrate we’ve compiled the best 40 dunks of his career to date. James and the Heat travel to the Twin Cities to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, and if history is any indication, expect Bron to go bonkers. In four previous birthday games, James averages 35.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists. One of the greatest players our League has ever seen, James has arguably been the face of the NBA since his entry in 2003. Hate him or love him, that’s up to you. But there’s no denying Bron is one of the greatest to ever step foot on the hardwood, and he’s still in the thick of his prime. So take a moment and bask in all The King’s best throwdowns. Happy born day, LeBron! —Eldon Khorshidi