When LeBron James Got Dunked On By A Sophomore Jordan Crawford At His Own Camp In Ohio

Published 09/28/2021, 11:20 PM EDT
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers makes an angry face before the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


LeBron James continues to add to his legacy as he goes into his 19th year. The Akron Hammer is still as impressive as ever, despite the miles on his feet. James is now chasing his fifth NBA championship with the new looking Lakers this season.

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It is no surprise when someone says that LeBron is one of the most athletic players to grace the NBA. His size and crazy athleticism allowed him to dominate the game for so long. Moreover, he still continues to shock people with his fitness and jumping ability at 36.

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates the final horn against the Denver Nuggets during overtime quarter of Los Angeles’ 120-116 win on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

However, it doesn’t always go as planned. LeBron James has put many people on his own highlight reel. It may be him dunking on them or simply swatting their shot away like its nothing. But, what if we told you that a sophomore managed to break the King’s defence.

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LeBron James got dunked on at his own camp

With the fierce force that he is, James has been a player to do it all. Ever since coming into the league, his expectations were always high. And he has done a great job of being a complete player through his career. However, even LeBron can misjudge sometimes.

Back in the day, during one of his training camps in Ohio, this misjudgment made him the poster. During one of the plays, Xavier sophomore, Jordan Crawford finished a mean dunk on top of LeBron James as he challenged him at the rim.

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Later in an interview, James spoke about this incident and said: “It’s a play that happens in teh game of basketball a lot. You know, and if you like to call yourself a shot blocker like I call myself every now and then, that may happen. You know misjudge the all and Jordan is a really good player, looking forward to see him play this year.”

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The Akron Hammer lived true to his word even at his camp. Unfortunately, he ended on the wrong end of the highlight. That doesn’t take away from his ability to block shots. Even at 36, he continues to be a great shot blocker. While it may not be as upfront, his clever positioning and speed allows him to swat many shots even today.

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Do you think LeBron is an underrated shot blocker? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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