Here’s a tip: Don’t try to dunk on LeBron James. That’s a lesson that San Antonio’s Tiago Splitter learned the hard way during Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
You can see the dunk above. James talked about it after the game.
“Just wanted to, I guess, make an impact some way,” James said. “Offensively, it was a struggle for me; couldn’t make a shot, missed layups. Some things I’m accustomed to making. So I just wanted to make some plays and try to help our team.
“Basically I told myself, you’ll end up on “SportsCenter” where you’re going to get dunked on or you’re going to get a block. Luckily I was on the good side of the Top Ten and the Not So Top Ten.”
Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra was also impressed: “What you like from a competitive standpoint is a lot of players wouldn’t go for that. The risk/reward, and they weigh that right away and the possibility of getting dunked on and being on a highlight film. He’s been on that highlight film both ways. It takes great courage to go up and make one of those plays.”
Splitter was busy searching for his pride and was unavailable for comment.