Posted March 19, 2013

Video: Heat’s LeBron James dunks on Celtics’ Jason Terry

Ben Golliver, Boston Celtics, Jason Terry, LeBron James, Miami Heat

By Ben Golliver

Heat forward LeBron James finished a huge alley-oop dunk over Celtics guard Jason Terry on Monday at TD Garden in Boston.

With the Celtics leading 48-35 and a little more than five minutes remaining in the second quarter, Dwyane Wade picked Terry’s pocket in the backcourt, setting up a 3-on-1 open court opportunity. Wade shuffled the ball to Mario Chalmers, who pushed it ahead to Norris Cole, who teed up James for the alley-oop.  Lifting off from well outside the protected circle, James caught the lob with two hands and continued to dunk over and above Terry with his right hand.

The slam recalled Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s obliterating dunk over Pistons guard Brandon Knight, as both Terry and Knight were left flattened by the posters occurring above them.

James’ slam marks his first entry into the “Dunk of the Year” conversation, which also includes: Jordan over Knight; Kobe Bryant over Josh Smith; Bryant over Kris Humphries and Gerald WallaceMichael Kidd-Gilchrist over Greg MonroeDeMar DeRozan over Timofey MozgovNick Young over Larry SandersKevin Durant over Marcin GortatGerald Henderson over Dwight HowardByron Mullens over LaMarcus AldridgeJeff Green over Al Jefferson; and Harrison Barnes over Nikola Pekovic.

Update: Here’s what Jordan tweeted after James’ dunk:

Video via YouTube user nbaus3030Hat tip: @Jose3030

7 comments
SueSanders
SueSanders

Jason Terry deserved that and then some. Perfect wat to shut his yap. Lebron's dunk was the perfect highlight.

FreeClarett
FreeClarett

LeBron's dunk of his career.  Too bad he wasn't going up against Earl Boykins so he could really look tough.  Kobe done ruined him trying to go up against someone his own size after the all star game.

mateo
mateo

The guy dunked on little Jason Terry, 3 on 1 in transition, dunk of the year??

JubJub
JubJub

@mateo I completely agree. Terry deserves credit for being a competitor and standing up to someone who's twice his size. So what if he got dunked on? He was man enough to play defense when all of these other chumps don't have the stones to do it.

RonyTilus
RonyTilus

 @JubJub  @mateo yeah, u got courage for what you have said because no body can't stop him now .lol

JubJub
JubJub

@RonyTilus @mateo I'm sorry, but I can't understand you. I speak English. You should try it sometime.