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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 21, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:04 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

LECON LAMES....DUNKED ONNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!yesssssssss

Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:49 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

I Totally agree with you .  People will take something and make into what they want.  It was a steal, breakaway and a dunk.  PERIOD.

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:37 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player


Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:36 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

HELL YEA!!!!!!!
That's why we have a lockout.It's about the game not these made up players.
I wounder what MJ think's???????????????

Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 7:41 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

"Gets Dunked On"?  Some people just do understand the definition of this phase. After watching the video, T-wan player steals the ball and fastbreaks to the rim with LBJ trailing after getting picked.  Clear path dunk.  "Got dunked on" (pardon the correction to journalism) is getting in front of the offensive player and between the offensive man and basket. Offensive player expodes to dunk OVER or THRU the defensive player - that is the definition of 'getting dunked on'.   Some noteable classics "Got Dunked on" - Pippen Dunking over Ewing; John Starks over the entire buls team; Dr J over Bill Walton; and most recent Taj Gibson over D-Wade.  

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 4:29 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

Michael Jordan never would have let that happen. Period.

Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 3:16 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

It must have been the fourth quarter.

Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:44 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

This is not bad journalism, but more likely your not wanting to hear anything negative about this Big Baby referred to as King James. No doubt he is a talented player but the League is full of them, and most have less egotistical baggage. He is no different or better than a player from any other team who contests a clear path attempt at scoring a basket. If you contests and your opponent scores, the basket was defenitely scored on YOU... Your disdain for the journalist is the only thing that should have been left out of this blog because it has no merit. He has a job to do and does it based on a fine balance of fact and opinion, which is the reason why readers invest their time into reading what he has written and says on topics of our concern. There are defenitely more tasteless things that could have been written about Sir James and his Me Above the World Mentality, but those things would be strictly based on ones opinion and this is purely visually effective fact.  

Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:23 pm

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

Maybe you've never played organized Basketball or even a pickup game and feel you have the insight to judge when someone got dunked on. Do you have the ability to dunk or ever been near somone who can dunk... The point of the matter is if you JUMP, you were DUNKED ON. Was this any different than the Fredrick Weis Posterization handed out by Vince Carter in the World Games? Frederick did not jump and the news of this was all over the media about how Vince put his private parts all over the 7"4 big man, to the point that the guy was never able to lace up a pair of shoes and be taken seriously on a court ever again. Whats with all of the Pitty Partying Shenanigans for this Grown Man who continuously shows that he has poor sportsmanship, and over stated image of being the KING... He came into the League being touted as King James never having played a professional basketball game nor even experiencing the preclude to being an NBA Player, by playing any level of sport after Highschool where he was able to manhandle boys! This guy was a media tool from day -1 and this is exactly the reason why the ultimate goal of winning a championship has been so far from his fingertips. He has not matured, lived up to the lofty goals that were bestowed upon him and the main fact is that he should never have surpassed the college level where he would have learned the most valuable lesson- How to Lose... The basis of this blog may not be worth conversation but the fact is He Was Robbed and Dunked On by someone who in his eyes is inferior and the result was the feeling of disrespect and him forgetting the other 4 guys on his team, driving the ball up court and throwing a pass out of bounds to an invisible 6th member of the team after he was in the air and saw that he had no shot... AKA Mini Tantrum!  

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 7:35 am

LeBron James gets dunked on by Taiwanese player

He didn't get dunked on, but Lebron didn't look good in this entire sequence.  The LeBron hate game is getting out of hand, I must agree but this was pretty brutal stuff.  

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