If you ever needed any more overt evidence that LeBron James is running a one-man operation at the Cleveland Cavaliers right now, here it is.
James and several mannequins dressed in Cavs uniforms are finally back in Cleveland for Game 3 of the NBA Finals, attempting to wrest a series victory away from a Golden State Warriors outfit that’s otherwise been measuring up brooms for size.
Early in the first quarter James somehow parted the Warriors’ defence like the Red Sea, performing a Moses-like alley-oop with himself. Because if a job needs to be done, it might as well be done right.
— NBA (@NBA) June 7, 2018
We’re not kidding either when we say he froze his opposition. Check out the faces of the Warriors lads as they watch one of the greatest ever soaring through the air with the greatest of ease.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 7, 2018
It gets better. Check out the reverse angle featuring the dumbstruck faces of not only Steph Curry, but James’ teammate Kevin Love and his own coach Tyronn Lue.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 7, 2018
Imagine posterising your own damned coach. Unbelievable stuff.
Of course, like all things LeBron-related, we’ve seen this before.
In Game 4 of the Finals just last year, James did pretty much the same thing. Against the same team. In the same arena.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this from LeBron. Let’s not forget just last year in game 4 of the Finals, Bron threw an alley oop off the backboard to himself. pic.twitter.com/Q7kZapgmo2
— Samuel Robinson (@sniphtest) June 7, 2018
Different end of the floor, but. So you can’t say he doesn’t have variety.
LeBron James. A one-man team in almost every sense of the phrase.Image: Getty Images / Jamie Sabau