LeBron James(notes) has made dunks like this one before. In a charity game setting like this one in Memphis on Tuesday night, he went off the glass to himself for a thundrous tomahawk. It’s amazing, but a play that’s become old hat for the most amazing physical specimen in NBA history.
Still, plays like this one continue to tell us a lot about LeBron. For instance, he clearly has no idea how to shake hands or give a high-five. After his dismount, James ambles into the crowd, where a woman (who may be his mother, although nothing has been confirmed) extends her hand to congratulate him. LeBron, after a few seconds of euphoric indifference, makes up a handshake maneuver that Trey Kerby of The Basketball Jones has dubbed “The Eel.” The name is quite apt.