Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  22 responses

LeBron James Throws Down Pregame Between-the-Legs Dunk (VIDEO)

No Dunk Contest, but this will do.

He refuses to participate in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, but if you show up early enough to Miami Heat games, LeBron James routinely puts on a one-man aerial show. Naturally, this has drawn some criticism, and LBJ says he might stop his pregame antics. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “A LeBron James dunk that appeared on YouTube Monday has made seeing the pre-game layup line a must-see event. Because of the attention the play received, the Heat for the first time this season showed a live stream on their website of Tuesday’s warmup drills before facing the Sacramento Kings. [...] The dunk, of course, fueled talk of James one day competing during NBA All-Star Weekend. James did little to extinguish the flames by telling former teammate Damon Jones in a recent interview that he was ‘very close’ to competing this season. After making those comments in an interview arranged by Nike, James somewhat backed off after his 40-point performance Tuesday. He said perhaps it may be time to end the pre-game show because it creates false hope for fans of him competing in the dunk contest. [...] ‘Maybe I should stop because I’m making a lot of people mad about what I do,’ James said.”

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  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Bron stay trolling. lol

  • spit hot fiyah

    ricky davis actally did this in-game, very rare clip,in his Cleveland Days. not of the bounce off course

  • LLC#12

    Yep http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm21rKmllvM but we also can’t forget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lwssbS3Io..maybe on the 2nd he just needed to pick up an extra rebound…

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Either get in the Dunk Contest or stop teasing people before games. He’s mostly a game dunker but he has enough good dunks to participate.

  • spit hot fiyah

    good lookin’ out dude, i hadn’t seen that in the longest. what a freak athlete, in the second clip, oh i just missed between the leg, lets go for a safe dunk: windmill

  • bike

    Why would anyone criticize him doing this pregame? A between the legs dunk is so meh anyway these days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sajjatam Sajjatam Tp Kulsomboon

    I am waiting for the next time Miami plays Toronto.
    I picture Terrence Ross throwing down a huge dunk on one end. The crowd will have been sufficiently supplied with 10 signs and they’ll all be holding them up, for their Slam Dunk King. The following play, Lebron leapfrogs Bagnani while putting it between his legs just for some flavor. The crowd goes wild throwing their signs all over the place, and the PA plays the Dirk Nowitzki “Shut It Down” Sound clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gev_Phjl764). Terrence Ross calls a timeout, runs to the locker room to get his Slam Dunk trophy and gives it to Bron right then and there.
    And then finally, we can all stop this nonsense complaining about LeBron not entering the Dunk Contest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman


  • I agree, you got Griffin and Bledsoe(even Deandre Jordan) doing it almost every pregame for the clippers. So why all this commotion when Lebron does it?

  • I agree, you got Griffin and Bledsoe(even Deandre Jordan) doing it almost every pregame for the clippers. So why all this commotion when Lebron does it?

  • The Philosopher

    Because, when The King does it, it is noteworthy…
    When the commoners do it, it is not noteworthy.

  • Max

    “I thought LeBron James was just going to be another addition to help me score.”
    - Ricky Davis

  • Seth

    You have quite an imagination.

  • Slicky Davis

    Ha yep! Nowadays Ricky tells everyone who will listen that he played with LeBron early in his career and LeBron tells people that he has no earthly clue who Ricky Davis is. But, Ricky did enter the dunk contest and was the first I ever saw go around his back in the air before dunking, for what it’s worth.

  • Ugh

    Like Terrence Ross is ever going to be on the court at the same time as LeBron.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    it s a shame he didnt enter.

  • robb

    King LeTroll no doubt

  • Mars

    He can do every dunk. But everyone feels like the best EVER has to have a dunk champion to his resume. I don’t care what MJ says, LeBron is the best ever, Kobe is the best MJ WANNABE, and KD GOT NEXT. Bron stay trolling tho. In warmups bruh? And some be taking 40 attempts. This is not a lob contest.

  • Klemperer

    FWIW, I think you’re thinking of JR Smith. But Ricky did do a two handed btl reverse in the SDC.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i remember that, super underrated dunk

  • Caboose

    Bron is the best ever? What planet are you livin- oh wait.

  • Yesse

    On the last dunk contest as a first round dunk, this probably would have been a 50.