LeBron James’ chasedown block on Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals was mind-blowing enough if you were watching from home.
But if you were there in person, it was almost an out-of-body experience, as LeBron’s former teammate Richard Jefferson can attest.
Jefferson opened up about the famous play on the latest episode of JJ Redick’s podcast, The Old Man and the Three.
“The greatest play that I’ve ever saw— it’s the block,” Jefferson said. “That’s Game 7, he’s played every minute, it’s the last possible game, it’s the last possible minute, and he does an athletic feat of sprinting back.”
“Split second late and that’s a goaltend. This dude led the series in points, rebounds, blocks, assists, steals… in every category. And at the last minute… where he should be gassed …”
“… When I look at plays of any human being that have ever been done… I can’t think of bigger defensive play.”
No arguments here, Mr. Jefferson.