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10/16/2013 08:51 am ET

LeBron James' Highlight Reel Dunks Are Back In Your Life As NBA Preseason Heats Up (VIDEO)

NBA fans, the long summer of your discontent is over.

LeBron James is soaring again. He is fast breaking. He is alley-ooping. He is dunking. His Miami Heat lost to the Washington Wizards in a preseason tilt in the nation's capital on Tuesday night but these back-to-back slams showed that the four-time NBA MVP has been cleared for takeoff ahead of the 2013-2014 season.

"I think the guys in this locker room enjoy being showmen and putting on a good show for the fans," Heat forward Shane Battier told the Miami Herald after the two-time defending champs fell 100-82. "And so it’s nice that this team is appreciated for good basketball.”

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