Dunk of the Night: LeBron James windmill on Phoenix Suns [video]


LeBron James still had his bounce meter on high Tuesday night in Phoenix as the Miami Heat faced off against the Suns. Monday we were treated to footage of King James putting on his own private dunk show for teammates following practice. The desert air must have him motivated because he continued the show during the match up with this sick windmill dunk.


Lebron scored 37 in the 103-97 win. He also added in 9 boards, 3 assists and 5 steals.

Before the game, LeBron addressed for the 100th time, why he won’t enter the dunk contest. The answer is simple, because he doesn’t want to.

“I’m not against it,” he said. “I just don’t want to do it. Do I have to be against something because I don’t want to do it.”

So why not?

“I don’t know,” James said. “I don’t know.”

Chris Andersen chimed in: “‘Cause he don’t want to, man.”

“Tell ’em again, Bird,” James said.
“He don’t want to,” Andersen repeated.

When asked if he realized that dunking in front of the cameras would reignite this issue, James replied, “Yeah, I was doing it before the cameras got there, and they just, so…It doesn’t matter to me, though.”

Why does he think it’s so important to some people?

“Because it’s me and I haven’t done it, and I dunk in the game,” James said. “So there’s a lot of factors.”

Does he have some philosophical reason for avoiding it?

“If there was, I wouldn’t tell you,” James said. “Because then it would be another story.”


“If it was a sponsor thing, I would have been did it,” James said, again through a smile. “Because Sprite is all Saturday night. So I would have been did it, if it was sponsorship. So obviously, it’s not that.”

Let it go, at this point it doesn’t serve a purpose for him. We can just live through the practice and in-game dunks he gives us.


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