LeBron James Sends Message, Rejects Stephen Curry’s Post-Whistle Dunk Attempt

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are tired of being pushed around.

The Cavs made that perfectly clear Wednesday night in Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals, getting back on track with a resounding 120-90 win over the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena to cut their series deficit to 2-1.

But in case their intentions weren’t clear enough, James decided to drive home the message late in the third quarter with his team already up by 19 points. When reigning MVP Stephen Curry went up for a playful dunk attempt after the whistle, LeBron rose up and swatted it away.

Here’s another view of James’ ruthless rejection:

Kevin Garnett would be proud.

James also delivered between the whistles, finishing with a game-high 32 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Curry, meanwhile, tallied just 19 points and has yet to top 20 points in this series.

Thumbnail photo via Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports Images

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