- Jul 14, 2005
Also on the Splitter block, LeBron had plenty of time to rotate into the lane, set his feet, and time his jump to meet Splitter. Giannis was guarding the ball-handler, was facing away from Ayton, had to spin around, leap across the lane, and then jump off one foot and meet Ayton at the top of the square. Waaay higher degree of difficulty. I've watched it like 20 times now and it gets even more amazing every time.Absolutely unreal. The closest thing I can compare it to (in terms of a center being blocked on a clear dunk, in a huge moment) is LeBron's block on Tiago Splitter in the 2013 finals, but this was a bigger moment and Splitter is not Ayton.