Cavs "DUNKARIZED" by LeBron In His Return to Cleveland
February 18, 2012- LeBron James the superstar forward of the Miami Heat returned to Cleveland last night and helped his Heat defeat the Cavaliers 111-87.
Yesterday the NBA was celebrating the 49th birthday of Michael Jordan who James idolized as a kid and even wore the number 23 during his playing days in Cleveland. James switched to the number 6 when he became a member of the Heat after his much anticipated "The Decision" in the Summer of 2010.
James scored 28 points, Dwyane Wade added 22, Chris Bosh chipped in 16 points with 12 rebounds. Mario Chalmers also poured in 14 points to assist in the 24 point victory.
This was the third time in 24-days that the two teams have meet one another.
Earlier this week, when asked if he would play for the Cavaliers again after a brutal divorce from the team he was drafted by in 2003 James said, "you can't predict the future. And if I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me."
James was booed pretty much every time he touched the ball, although he did provide the capacity crowd with some highlight-reel plays.
With Miami leading 78-49 mid-way through the 3rd quarter LeBron "DUNKARIZED" the Cavaliers reserve center Semih Erden with a thunderous two-hand jam to cement the beat-down of Cleveland.
LeBron along with Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers are the two NBA star players can be credited with new dunk term "DUNKARIZED" being created by Derrick E. Vaughan of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing.
Neither James or defending 2011 Slam Dunk Champion Blake Griffin will be participating in the 2012 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. Both players with be starters for the All-Star Game next Sunday.