LeBron James threw down one of the most impressive dunks of the season so far in a losing effort against the Rockets on Thursday night, and it really sent a surge through the social media world.
And while the sensational, reverse windmill slam was electrifying, it was also strikingly similar to a dunk from a former Lakers legend.
Kobe Bryant threw down a dunk in a game roughly two years ago, and it was similar to LeBron’s in nearly every way. The side-by-side view shows just how alike the two dunks were.
LBJ reacted to the Lakers’ tweet with a number of emojis.
Maybe James was paying tribute to one of the greatest players the game has ever seen with that dunk. And if so, he nailed it.