Just when Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors thought they had the NBA Finals all but locked up, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James decided to remind them that he’s the best basketball player in the world.
With the danger of going down 3-0 in the series looming, James led his team to a dominating win over Golden State in Game 3 on Wednesday night—and left fans with a superhero-like dunk that will be replayed for years to come.
James blocked a pass on one end of the floor by Curry, and he nearly fell over while corralling the loose ball as he chased it past half court. James quickly passed the ball to point guard Kyrie Irving, who then set up James with a perfect alley-oop—which he threw down with one hand and no concern for the pain he was about to inflict on the rim:
James finished the game with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists to power the Cavs to a victory, cutting the series to 2-1 after the Warriors won the first two games.
“I wanted to see something great,” Irving said to ESPN about his lob pass to James. “It was awesome.”
James responded: “I had to go get it.”
The Cavaliers supertsar also had another nifty dunk earlier in the game—a wide-open reverse slam in the lane:
Game 4 of the NBA Finals is set for Saturday, June 10 on ABC at 9 p.m. ET.