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LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

Posted on: August 15, 2011 4:51 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 5:50 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver

Some dunks are so magnificent that not even the censorship might of Nike can suppress their greatness.

Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James has spent most of the summer beating up on little kids in games of knockout at basketball camps across the United States. Recently, James and Nike kicked off a tour of Asia with the goal of spreading the King's greatness internationally. Instead, he took a dunk to the face from a Taiwanese basketball player.

A account provides the backdrop -- an All-Star game in Taipei -- even if it leaves out the part in which James gets his pocket picked and dunked on in transition. 
James was announced as coach of the White Team, while Taiwanese women’s hoops legend, Qian Weijuan, coached the Red Team.

But, unsatisfied with either the score, 24-22 Red at half, or his status as coach, James unexpectedly took the court in the second half to play alongside the White Team. Not content to just coast, James threw down a series of vicious dunks to open the half, highlighted by a self off-the-backboard pass which he threw down with one hand. As the game wore on, James increased the intensity and blocked three shots on three straight possessions, each swat more spectacular than the last. First, James raced back on defense to get one of his signature chase-down blocks to thwart an easy lay-up. Then, he stonewalled a player going above the rim for a dunk before finally pinning another player’s driving bank shot to the backboard.

“I was prepared to coach,” admitted James to reporters after the game. “But, I saw how much fun those kids were having out there and I wanted to join them and be a part of the whole experience.”

That back-rubbing, ego-stroking press release couldn't erase the fact that James lost his handle while dribbling the ball between his legs just outside the three-point line, leaving an opening for his defender to reach in and knock the ball into the open court. James was caught by surprise as his opponent corralled the loose ball and took it towards the hoop in transition. Rather than get between his man and the basket, James opted to time a chasedown block attempt from behind. His opponent rose with surprising ferocity and finished with two hands, and James was only able to swat at air, much to the crowd's enjoyment.

To cap the moment, smoke shot out from the basketball hoop into the air. James responded to the dunk about as well as he responded to criticism in the NBA Finals, rushing down court, travelling (there was no call) and then throwing the ball out of bounds. Just an incredible sequence. Give it a look below.

Hat tip:

Here's the video of LeBron James getting dunked on by a Taiwanese All-Star courtesy of YouTube user king20192003.

Category: NBA

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2012 5:47 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

Why's this being tweeted again? It's old, though classic. Lebron obviously wishes he could get the love Kobe gets outside the U.S. I bet his next Decision will be to change his name to "Wonton James" and see if that gets him any added traction. Either that or he will pay for an operation to sew Jeremy Lin onto his side, so that he can ride Jeremy Lin's coattails to the goal of Asian popularity.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 8:12 am

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

That is some funn sh--! Hot dogging and trying to humiliate the other team (and probably his own team) and gets embarrassed. I think traveling and then throwing the ball out of bounds is probably funnier than get pick pocketed and whiffing at his block attempt. I'm sure there were plenty of moments where he dominated since these were amateur players so I think it's hilarious that this is the video that made it back to the States.
Since he got schooled there, I heard that he is going to come back and play for his old middle school team in an attempt to regain his dignity by dunking on 7th graders and taking their lunch money.

Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2011 9:42 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

If you take the name "LeBron James" out of this story, I think what you have is a very average dunk on a player.  If you want to see "greatness" you should look up a guy online by the name of Blake Griffin.  Watch some of those videos and then you can feel free to use the description of "magnificent.

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:12 am

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

He might have been sloppy with the dribble, but he was trying to block the dunk and he failed. Then out of embarassment, he runs down the court and makes a bad pass.  Epic Fail Moment! Timeout Bro!

Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:52 am

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

LeBron traveled.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 8:32 am

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

By a taiwanese child? Really? That's going to be a poster hanging in every Taiwan kids hut for the next 10 years.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 1:50 am

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

And he jogs down court after the kid in the video give me a break lol

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 1:47 am

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

Personally I dont like LBJ but this was not a posterize get out of here. The kid stole it from lebron props but how many times have we seen lebron chase someone down and block his ball off the backboard. He let the kid dunk and was behind the kid. Nonstory.

Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 6:14 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

I agree with hawkmen completely!!! Lebron was behind the kid!! That doesn't count.

Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 3:51 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

i agree with itsaburgh thing. and for the most part i agree with hawkman77. but hawkman he still got his pocket picked and i realize your probably right and he wasnt trying his hardest but he is probably as of right now one of the most dissapointing NBA greats considering he blew the championship with a loaded team. He should be practicing and no matter what anyone says this just makes him look worse than he already does. my question is why he is in china screwing around anyways. He is not a coach. he is arrogant and should not have been on the court. and if your going to say that he was trying to excite the crowd by playing then i want to see the highlights of him dunking on someone. where was the exitement? all i saw was that dude steal it dunk and then the crowd went wild

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