Celtics guard Jason Terry became the latest “dunk victim” when he was posterized by LeBron James on Monday night.
During the second quarter of the game between Miami and Boston, with the Heat trailing 48 to 35 at the time, Dwyane Wade picked Terry’s pocket in the backcourt, setting up a 3-on-1 fast break opportunity.
After the steal, Wade tossed the ball to teammate Mario Chalmers, who pushed it ahead to Norris Cole. Cole then threw up a lob to reigning MVP LeBron James, who took off from the middle of the paint and proceeded to throw down a vicious one-handed slam that sent Terry spiraling to the hardwood.
Adding insult to injury, Terry was whistled for a foul on the play. James picked up a technical for standing over Terry’s body after the dunk.
Following the throwdown, several hoops fans quickly took to Twitter, comparing the slam to DeAndre Jordan’s vicious dunk on Brandon Knight a week earlier.
Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports asked:
“Most brutal to the little man? LeBron James over Jason Terry or DeAndre Jordan over Brandon Knight?”
ESPN’s Skip Bayless added:
“Apparently, LeBron still hasn’t gotten over the way Jason Terry trash-talked him into freezing up in the NBA Finals loss to Dallas.”
DeAndre Jordan eventually chimed in on LeBron’s dunk, writing:
hmmm touché sir…touché. lol
— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan) March 19, 2013
When asked after the game if he regretted his decision to stop LeBron’s dunk, Terry said:
“No, I love it. I wish he could have taken him down before he got to the dunk. And I said the same thing about Brandon Knight. Listen, you should have fun, it was a great dunk.”
Check out each of LeBron and DeAndre’s dunks below and let us know which one you think is better in the comment section:
Jordan’s dunk on Knight:
James’ dunk on Jason Terry: