Olympic gold will have to wait until the knockout round, but LeBron James has established the gold standard when it comes to dunks at the London Games.
The one above came during Tuesday’s rout of Tunisia, at a time the United States was enduring a sluggish start.
No, not quite Vince Carter on Frederic Weis.
LeBron didn’t go all John Lucas III on this one.
Which proves that they do have cable (or dishes) in Tunisia, with the defender knowing when to fold ‘em.
For LeBron, it was part of a five-point performance. His low during the preseason, regular season or postseason for the Heat had been 14.
More will be needed later, when it comes to the knockout rounds, starting with the quarterfinals.
But when it comes to dunks, Anthony Davis may have taken the team lead by volume in Tuesday’s victory, but LeBron established the gold standard with this effort.