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NBA Top Shot This: LeBron James showcases hang time, finishes tough reverse layup against Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA Top Shot is a blockchain-based platform that allows fans to buy, sell and trade numbered versions of specific, officially-licensed video highlights from NBA games. You can read more on NBA Top Shot here if you're interested.

These specific moments we select are not associated with NBA Top Shot and will not necessarily be made into a real Top Shot moment. This is simply to highlight some of the best plays in a given night that we believe could be deserving of a special Top Shot moment.

So without further ado, your NBA Top Shot Moment of the night:


#NBATopShotThis: LeBron James' hangtime in reverse layup

LeBron James ceases to amaze us. At the age of 36, in his 18th NBA season, his athletic ability and level of play has been on full display this year.

One such play came against the Minnesota Timberwolves, a game the Lakers won 137-121, despite missing Anthony Davis.

A miscommunication between Anthony Edwards, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft, and Jarred Vanderbilt gave James a free run to the rim. A late contest at the basket by Karl Anthony-Towns means that 'The King' has to adjust.

And so he does, showcasing his hang time, floating in the air to eventually finish the reverse layup off the glass.

James finished the game with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists for his 99th career triple-double.

Always one to provide highlight-worthy plays from every game, he has numerous plays on the Top Shot marketplace, ranging from $216 to as much as $250,000.

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