It’s all Cleveland Cavaliers so far at the start of Game 3 at home against the Golden State Warriors, and LeBron James has a lot to do with that.
Early in the first quarter, on a play that looked like he was going to blow, James pulled off an incredible play in which he passed to himself off the backboard for a slam dunk.
LeBron looks happy to be back in Cleveland.pic.twitter.com/1bHFrjr4l8
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 7, 2018
Here’s a bit more on how James ended up in that position to begin with. He turned something ugly into something beautiful in about two seconds.
Hmmm.. I just lost my dribble near the 3-point line and the shot clock is almost to zero
Decision LeBron’s mind made… pic.twitter.com/mfb6XP1LJl
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) June 7, 2018
And in case you were wondering, that was a completely legal play.
On that self alley-oop: once the ball hits the backboard, rim or another player, the offensive player is allowed to regain possession. It's a legal play. #RefWatchParty
— NBA Referees (@OfficialNBARefs) June 7, 2018
In just over four minutes, the Cavaliers have a 14-4 lead over the Warriors, and James has two points, two rebounds and two assists.