With the date of return for this NBA season is still a tentative 30 days away, the landscape of sports entertainment has us turning to plays of the past. It has been seven years since the Miami Heat won an NBA title. Fans can relive that magical season with one of ex Miami Heat players LeBron James' spectacular slam dunks.
Back in 2010, LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami, and together they began "the big three" era for The Heat. Bosh, James, and Wade went on to reach four consecutive NBA Finals, winning two consecutive titles in 2012 and 2013.
James and Wade seemed to gel with each other seamlessly, bringing some of the most iconic memories and moments between the two players. James even recently took to Instagram to reminisce on some of his favorite lobs between himself and Wade from his time playing with The Heat.
James may find himself down Miami memory lane yet again today because it's the seventh anniversary of one of his fiercest dunks made while wearing a Heat jersey.
The video posted to ESPN's Instagram page today showcases the March 18, 2013 game between Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.
Wade steals the ball from Jason Terry sending it down the court to his fellow teammates. James quickly closes in from behind while Norris Cole sets him up to land this dunk — and you can almost feel the force of him slamming the ball into the net.
Terry tried to block the human freight train that is LeBron James. James received a technical foul due to the player staring down Terry after pulling off this play, which the referees interpreted as taunting. The rest, as they say, is history.
Let's not forget: at this point in time, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat were huge rivals. The Heat had just defeated the Celtics on the way to their first NBA title with LeBron James the previous season.
This same season, Miami went on to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals and lifted their second consecutive NBA title.
While it may be the Heat's last title as of now, memories like these dunks from LeBron remind us why sports are so entertaining — the competition, the rivalry drama, and the pulling off of amazing plays by hard-working athletes.