- Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com
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CLEVELAND -- It’s fair to say LeBron James has no regrets about putting one of the dunks of the year on Boston Celtics guard and personal rival Jason Terry Monday night.
James created one of the season’s best highlights when he surprised Terry on a fastbreak and dunked over him, sending Terry to the court. Speaking before the Miami Heat took on the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday, James said he felt the play enacted some revenge on Terry for smack talk he’s directed and James and the Heat over the last several season.
“I’ve had a chance to (review) it and it was one of my better ones,” James said. “The fact that it happened to J.T. made it that much sweeter. Because we all know J.T. and he talks too much sometimes. And I’m glad it happened to him.”
The James-Terry rivalry started during the 2011 when Terry said James wouldn’t be able to guard him effectively for the entire NBA Finals when the Heat took on Terry's Dallas Mavericks. Terry finished the series strong offensively and the Mavericks won the title, 4-2.
“I'm welcoming the challenge,” Terry said in ‘11. “We're going to see if he can do it for seven games.”
Last week, Terry said he wasn’t impressed with the Heat’s then 21-game winning streak.
“(I’m) not really impressed with it or anything that they do,” Terry said.