Video: LeBron James shows off two Michael Jordan signature moves at United Center
The Cleveland Cavaliers kept up their winning ways with a dominant 113-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls. However, it seems the trip to the United Center carried a bit of significance for superstar forward LeBron James.
Like many growing up during his generation, James idolized Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. In the spirit of visiting his former home, the three-time champ decided to turn back the clock by giving fans a vintage flashback of a couple of Jordan’s patented moves.
LeBron really went into Chicago tonight and imitated Michael Jordan in his own building. Wow.
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They say imitation is the best form of flattery. As a result, LeBron James picked quite the arsenal of moves to imitate. First, there was the one-handed pump fake, which Michael Jordan used to make a fool out of defenders attempting to close out. While the four-time MVP’s fake was a bit more up than it was out, it was a solid impression nonetheless. However, he was not done as he also executed a smooth turnaround jumper reminiscent of the Bulls icon himself.
It is not often players are able to attempt such moves to a tee. In fact, no other player has better resembled Michael Jordan than Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. However, it is apparent that LeBron James has a bit of “His Airness” in him as well.