Every angle of LeBron's electrifying Game 3 alley-oop ... to himself

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James didn't waste any time kick-starting the highlight reel in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, electrifying the hometown crowd with an alley-oop off the glass to himself in the opening minutes against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

Here's how the play unfolded:

Reaction around the NBA world

Players watching Game 3 shared their thoughts on King James' crafty move:

Even the refs got in on the action, letting everyone know that LeBron's play was indeed both thrilling and legal: