Jarrett Allen achieved a feat on Tuesday that not many live to tell about.
He blocked LeBron James.
The Nets center stuffed the Lakers star two minutes into Brooklyn's 115-110 victory over Los Angeles -- its sixth straight win -- and joined rare company in doing so.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, Allen's block was only the ninth time in James' career that he has had a dunk attempt block. It was his 1,850th dunk attempted.
Allen appeared destined to be posterized by James, who drove from the top of the key to the rim but the 6-foot-11 center got his body in front of the 33-year-old and denied him, setting the tone for the rest of the evening at the Barclays Center.
James downplayed the moment after the game.
"He's in his twenties, I'm in my thirties," he said. "It takes me a little longer to get warmed up, but that's fine. When you're a shot blocker, I'm sure you can get a block. It happens. It's probably all over social media, so that's cool."
Allen, meanwhile, had no fear of being the victim of a posterizing James dunk.
"Either way, you're going to be on the highlight," he said after the game. "If you go up and you block it, you're going to be on the highlight. You get dunked on, you're going to be on the highlight. So just go up and protect the rim."