Now, all these years later, he is still seen as one of the most exciting, dominant, and skilled players in the world.
It is true that James doesn’t always move like he used to and his output has varied, especially during this season, but the man is still a force to be reckoned with.
LeBron James windmill dunks in 2004 and 2022. Insane 🔥pic.twitter.com/NNM67JeQ4m
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And sometimes he looks exactly like he used to in his early days of the league.
On Tuesday night, James and his Los Angeles Lakers faced off against the Boston Celtics in an intense, crowd-pleasing primetime match.
The Lakers ended up losing, but James performed something that looked downright vintage and classic.
After acquiring the ball in a turnover, James went coast-to-coast across the court of Crypto.com Arena and completed a jaw-dropping windmill dunk.
When comparing Tuesday’s dunk to one he had back at the start of his career, you can hardly see the difference.
LeBron In His Bag
The same speed, the same power, the same impressive air, and explosive conclusion.
In moments like this one, James resembles his teenage self and it’s a sight to behold.
In just a few days, James will turn 38 years old and he is still playing impressively despite his age.
He isn’t as good as he was but he still has amazing nights and terrific plays, like the one shown above.
Everyone is wondering how much longer James has in the NBA.
The latest rumors said that James is planning to play until he’s 45 years old.
For many players, that would be impossible but for James, it wouldn’t be that shocking at all.