Video: LeBron James throws down the nasty putback dunk against the Pelicans

Ryan Ward
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James continues to prove that he can continue to play at an incredibly high level at 36 years old.

As the Lakers start to take control of their matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans, James turned back the clock by rising up and throwing down a putback dunk off a missed shot by Kyle Kuzma.

Although the Lakers trailed early and struggled to get back to form at home on Friday night, the defending NBA champions are starting to pull away from the Pelicans in the second half.

James is nearing a triple-double on the night with 18 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds per this writing, as he tries to carry his team to another win to keep the Lakers atop the Western Conference standings.

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Ryan is a veteran sportswriter who has covered the NBA and NFL for nearly a decade. Along with numerous exclusive interviews with professional athletes, Ryan has been credentialed by the Los Angeles Lakers since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RyanWardLA.