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LeBron James celebrates his resounding dunk by quoting Jimi Hendrix

Dec 23, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 23, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks against the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James' resounding dunk against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, in which rookie Kristaps Porzingis showed the wisdom of a veteran by deciding discretion is the better part of valor, is sure to keep reverberating through the NBA season.

Afterward, James took to social media to punctuate the moment, paraphrasing Jimi Hendrix and calling himself an "old head."

Excuse me as I touch the sky! Not bad for a "old head"(what my young kings on the squad call me sometimes. The air is different up there. Truly #Blessed #StriveForGreatness

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At least James was close on the "Purple Haze" lyrics, whose "excuse me while I kiss the sky" ranks near the top among most misheard lyrics ever, usually repeated as "excuse me while I kiss this guy."

And if you're looking for it, there's a bathroom on the right.