LeBron James’ chase-down block in Game 7 of the NBA Finals may go down as the greatest single defensive play in NBA history. Not only was it a stunning display of The King’s all-time athleticism, it came at the biggest possible moment, in a Game 7 of the NBA Finals with the season and a title on the line. It will always be the greatest chase-down block in basketball history.
With all due deference to The King, Top high school junior prospect Zion Williamson may have pulled of the nastiest chase-down block that has ever taken place on a basketball court.
In a recent game, he tracked down some poor, unsuspecting high school baller that that was sacrificed at the altar of his highlight reel. At the point where he blocks the shot, his shoulders are both roughly even with the rim.
Just, daaaaamn. This kid is a junior, so it’ll be a year before he starts for Kentucky.
Here’s the video. Watch it a thousand times in a row: