The 2021-22 NBA season for the Golden State Warriors will start against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Anytime the Warriors face LeBron, the game means a little more. When batting the four-time MVP, you can expect highlight plays and chase-down blocks.

On the ClutchPoints’ Warriors Multiverse podcast, Warriors guard Jordan Poole spoke about trying to dunk on The King last season.

“It’s a big possession, now who’s coming? I looked, and I saw Bron, and I’m like, okay, well we know what’s going on,” Poole told ClutchPoints.

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When you’re in transition, it usually results in an easy layup, but whenever LBJ is on the court, you have to know where he is at all times. He is always looking for more people to add to his chase-down blocks reel. It’s one of the many reasons the Lakers star is so iconic. Poole’s Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala should know.

“Growing up, this is everybody in my city’s favorite player. I looked at him, and in that little time that we made eye contact. I kind of had to be like, you know I have to go up and dunk this,” Poole said. “I can’t even lay it up. I hope the refs call the foul. I’m going to attack the rim hard. If it’s body contact, we’re going to line for two. We went up there. It was a good play offensively and defensively. I just missed it, and then we ended up playing on.”

On opening day, the thought of LeBron trying to get one of his signature blocks will still be in Poole’s mind. But the 22-year-old Warriors guard, who had a breakout stint last season, already has a plan if the opportunity to posterize The King arises.

“If I had to do it again, I have to go up and try to dunk on him again. I can’t lay that up,” Poole said.