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LeBron James plays in Cleveland tourney video

Posted on: July 18, 2011 3:19 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 3:21 pm
LeBron James played in a city league basketball tournament in Ohio. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James continued his dominance of non-NBA players this weekend, taking part in the Chris Chambers City League Classic. 

Back in July, James knocked a child to the ground while dunking at a basketball camp.  

This time around, most everyone was smart enough to get out of his. There was a twist though: the City League classic is held near Cleveland, Ohio. James, of course, fled the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Heat a little more than one year ago and isn't particularly well-liked because of how the situation played out.

Video of the event shows James eliciting a positive reaction in a small gynasium, without incident. James throws down a few dunks, drops in a couple of turnaround jumpers and provides the highlight of the night when he throws a pass to himself off of the backboard in transition before completing the jam.

After the game, James tells the camera, "We just got done winning this hoop game up in Warrensville. We come up here to support. We won 81-66. Everyone came out to watch us play. It was a surprise I wasn't even supposed to be here. Had 20 miles on the bike this morning. Got some more miles in during this game. I'm tired, I'm ready to go home and go to sleep now. This is LeBron James, signing off."

One of James' teammates cuts in to say, "Hey, Cleveland people will be mad a long time, until we retire, a long time." That quip causes James to smile broadly.

Here's video footage courtesy of YouTube user leBronjamescom.

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