LeBron James completes ridiculous hand-switch alley-oop

By Alex Butler  |  Dec. 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Ageless wonder LeBron James did the impossible once again this weekend during an alley-oop dunk.

James did so Saturday in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 109-100 victory against the Utah Jazz.

The Cavaliers were trailing 22-21 at the 1:06 mark in the first quarter. Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson poked the ball loose on the Jazz possession. James sprinted up the right side of the court and passed to guard Jeff Green. James then ran into the paint and took flight. Green passed back to James, while James hovered in the air. The ball was a bit behind the Cavaliers superstar, so he adjusted his body mid-air and caught the ball with his left hand.

James somehow still managed to throw the ball through the rim with authority, finishing the sensational ally-oop. The dunk put the Cavaliers on top 23-22.

James stared at his hand in disbelief after making the difficult shot.

The 32-year-old is in his 15th NBA season. James is averaging 28.1 points this season, his highest mark since 2009. He is also averaging a career-best 9.1 assists per game and the second-most rebounds per game of his career. James has 44 made dunks in 29 games this season.

"I know what I'm doing has not been done a lot in the history of the game, even at my age and if you look at the minutes I've played, the consecutive Finals I've been a part of and just the toll on my body, it hasn't been done," James told reporters, according to cleveland.com.

King James posted 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists on Saturday for his second consecutive triple-double.

After the game, James posted a photo of the dunk on his Instagram account.

"[Inner self] Mr. James please watch your head! Thanks for your concern [inner self] but I'm going to continue to elevate higher and higher until I jump out the atmosphere," he wrote.

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