words // Brandon Richard
Though it wasn't his best game of basketball by any stretch, LeBron James found a way to impact Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
After scoring just 8 points in the first three quarters, LeBron help spark a 33-5 run late in the game. He shot 4-4 in the fourth quarter and kept the Spurs from making a comeback attempt with a variety of impressive defense plays, none bigger than his highlight reel block of Tiago Splitter.
With about 8:30 left to play, the Spurs executed a pick-and-roll play between Tony Parker and Splitter. After catching the pass, Splitter drive through the lane and tried to tomahawk the ball home over a waiting LeBron. That, of course, didn't go as planned.
The play was just part of what ended up being a 103-84 victory for the Heat. Series is now tied 1-1.
For Game 2, LeBron laced up his go-to White/Red-Black-Silver Nike LeBron X PS Elite PE. Take a closer look at the shoe and "The Block" from every angle below.