Watch: LeBron James once stepped over Ty Lue after dunking
Cavaliers star LeBron James was at the center of much criticism for stepping over Warriors forward Draymond Green during Game 4, a move which drew a swing to the groin by Green.
Well, it turns out that wasn’t the first time he pulled off the move, which even his own teammate, Kevin Love, called disrespectful.
During his first run with the Cavaliers, James faced his current coach, Ty Lue, and abused him on the floor. He once crossed him up and drained a jumper, but far more savagely, he once stepped over him after a dunk.
Here’s some footage that ESPN dug up earlier in the year.
Lue, if you recall, was on the floor—literally—for the most memorable stepover of all time. In the 2001 NBA Finals, Allen Iverson stared down the then-Lakers guard after a three and hopped him on the way back up the floor.
Maybe Ty Lue will step over Steve Kerr on Monday night. Maybe not.
– Kenny Ducey