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2012 NBA Playoffs, Celtics Vs. Heat Game 2: LeBron James Missed Dunk An Early Highlight For Miami

It sure looked like LeBron James was going to be making a powerful statement with an early dunk in the second game of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. James went up for the dunk, slammed it down only to have the ball pop back out of the hoop, resulting in the rare missed slam dunk.

Take a look for yourself:

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Would a King miss a slam dunk? Boston fans would certainly have their doubts.

That was one of four missed shots for James. He was leading the Heat with six points, four on free throws, with about a minute to play in the first period. As a team, the Heat are shooting just 30 percent from the field.

Paul Pierce leads the Celtics with eight points. Boston is shooting 50 percent from the field.

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