LeBron James Dunk: Norris Cole Assists Alley Oop Slam In Game 7 (VIDEO/GIF)

06/03/2013 10:03 pm ET | Updated Jun 03, 2013

LeBron James has been cleared for takeoff.

After looking to facilitate the Miami Heat offense early in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, James took a more assertive -- and airborne -- role in the attack in the second quarter. Thanks in parts to James' 12 second quarter points, the Heat took a 52-37 lead into the intermission.

Perhaps none of his points were as impressive as the pair James scored by way of an alley-oop dunk. With James out running in transition, Norris Cole lofted a pass toward the rim. James soared and slammed the ball home to stake Miami to a 33-27 lead.

"Throw it to the sky and let me finish," TNT analyst Reggie Miller narrated during a replay.

Here is a closer look at how close James came to smacking his head on the rim:

LeBron jumped pretty high on this dunk:  on Twitpic
(H/T @dailythunder)

And, because it's the Internet, here is your GIF of the slam:

(H/T @WorldofIsaac)

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