LeBron James cleared Ben McLemore for a tomahawk dunk in Friday's win by the Miami Heat over the Sacramento Kings that instantly went viral.
“It sucks that it was him,” James said after the game. “Because I like him. That sucks.”
“I just went over there to try and take the charge,” McLemore said before letting out a smile. “And he dunked the ball.”
McLemore second-guessed himself after the play.
“Afterwards, I thought maybe I should have just fouled him,” McLemore said. “Knowing it was LeBron, I knew they weren't going to call (a charge), but I was just playing to my defensive principles. Even though they didn't call it, I didn't let that mess my game up.”