Los Angeles Lakers superstar just met his match in the air-up-there as his dunk attempt got swatted by a 20-year-old kid.
Jarrett Allen denies LeBron’s dunk attempt. I swear this guy blocks everyone’s dunks. pic.twitter.com/g0oIAxJWIW
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 19, 2018
Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen is that kid who denied James for another rim-rocking slam. At 6-foot-11 and only 20-years-old even LeBron expected that he is the ability to do it.
“He’s in his 20s; I’m in my 30s,” James said. “It takes me a little longer to get warmed up. But that’s fine. I mean, you’re a shot-blocker. You should, you can, get a block. It happens. It’s probably all over social media, so, that’s cool.”
Sure thing, the social media went frenzy after that scenario. It’s not everyday you’ll see “King James” got blocked in an NBA game.
Actually, as per ESPN Stats & Information research, Allen is just the eight player who made that feat.
“That’s a helluva list to be on. He’s an amazing player,” Allen, 22, said. “I got the chance to do it, so I’m on the list forever now.”
Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson considered that play as an energizer not only for his players but also it ignited the crowd present in the arena.
“I thought that got us going. I thought that got the crowd going,” Atkinson said.
“I thought he made a statement with that block.”
That block is a reminiscent of how LeBron swatted the dunk attempt of Tiago Splitter back in the 2013 NBA Finals.
The Nets won the game against the visiting Lakers, 115-110. James logged 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists while Allen had 6 points, eight rebounds and an assist plus two swats.