The reason Sidney Deane was so upset with Billy Hoyle for laying the game winner off the board in that California 2 on 2 tournament back in '92 was because there is something to be said about a dunk that flies right in the face of a defender who thinks he can stop it. I'd estimate that LeBron James has dunked the ball in an NBA game this decade about 400 times. And sure, taking off from the free throw line, extending the ball above the backboard, windmills, reverses, and tomahawks are all nice, but for my money, LeBron's best dunks involve a defender or two in the poster.
That said, below are my top ten LeBron James poster dunks of the decade:
#10 - LeBron dunks on Alonzo Mourning:
# 9 - LeBron on Amare Stoudemire:
# 8 - Past Josh Howard, on Diop:
# 7 - Dunking on a couple Hawks:
# 6 - LeBron over Barbosa:
Numbers five to one after the jump...
# 5 - I'm sorry Delonte, I know you just kinda got caught, but wow...glad you're his teammate now:
# 4 - Damon, jumping was a bad idea here...we still love you though bro:
# 3 - Look out Sheed:
# 2 - Arguably could have been number one, LeBron over KG:
# 1 - Over possibly the best PF to ever play:
From all us here at Stepien Rules, have a safe and Happy New Year!