One of the world’s great tragedies is that LeBron James has never taken part in the NBA Dunk Contest. He’s teased about it, hinting to sideline reporters during past contests that next year would be his year before dismissing those statements months later. So to imagine what it would have been like if The King had participated at any point over his 11-year career, we’ve got take what we can get.
Fortunately, we have video from James’s recent trip to the Philippines, where he played pick-up ball with contestants in a Nike-sponsored reality show and promptly put on a dunking clinic.
Check out this one-handed, reverse windmill off an alley-oop.
How about this classic reverse jam off another alley-oop?
Then there was LeBron’s signature tomahawk jam, in all of its full-speed glory.
You think the judges wouldn’t give every one of these a 50? You’re only 30, LeBron. There’s still time to become a Dunk Contest legend.