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The 16-7 #Cleveland Cavaliers took a trip to Chicago to play the 3-18 Bulls in United Center on December 4. Although it had the making of an obvious blowout for the Cavs, and ended up becoming exactly that- LeBron James [VIDEO], as usual, gave everyone a reason to stay tuned.

LeBron's best Jordan imitation

The four-time NBA MVP decided to give us a flash to the past, showing off a couple of moves that #Michael Jordan finessed in his prime. What better place to do it than in the stadium MJ helped build? On top of that, another Bulls Hall of Famer who spent his career riding sidesaddle to Jordan, Scottie Pippen, was there for the game in Chicago on Monday.

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Here are just a couple moves that James showed off in the Cavs win over the Bulls.

On top of flashing these moves through the game, LeBron also ending his game scoring 23, which may or may not have been a coincidence. On top of the 23 points, James added seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals to his stats.

In need of entertainment

The Cavs and King James have been playing their best basketball of the season on the way to their 12-game win streak, so playing against a team as bad as the Bulls was a game that the win should have just been handed to them. Right off the bat, this isn't a very interesting game to watch just as a viewer at home, but what how does someone with LeBron's talent feel coming into a game like this knowing how easy of a win it would be?

Just like us at home, the players on the court have the desire to be entertained or why play the sport at all if you can't enjoy it? So, being #LeBron James and playing on a team with the talent that Cleveland has, he wanted to give himself some sort of challenge and feel entertained in an easy win, so he tried to flaunt off moves like he did to honor Jordan.

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Larry Bird [VIDEO] did something like this when the Boston Celtics played the Portland Trailblazers in 1986 when he went the whole game shooting with his left hand, which was not his dominant so that he would have some sort of challenge going into the game. He ended the game with 47 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists to lift the Celtics to a 120-119 overtime win.

Kobe Bryant also used to do something like this in high school. He used to allow the other team to grow a somewhat big lead on his team just to see if he would be able to come back from the deficit. That's the downside to being so great at something; you sometimes lose the challenge and entertainment of playing the game.

Whatever reason he decided to pull out these moves, LeBron James put on an entertaining performance that brought back good memories to help extend the Cavs win streak to 12.

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