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June 9, 2013: LeBron James vs. Tiago Splitter

"A lot of people ask me, 'Why would you try to dunk on LeBron?' I say, I didn't know who was coming. When I go for a dunk, I don't worry about who is there or whether I'll get blocked. What happened was, we were down 19 and my team was mad, so I just tried to do a good play. I set a pick, rolled, got the ball and then I saw somebody coming -- when I was already high, I saw it was LeBron. At that point, you have to just try to dunk it. I think it's actually easier to block a dunk than a floater because you know where the ball is going: to the rim. But he did a good play. If that wasn't a Finals game, my teammates would have made jokes." -- Tiago Splitter