There were plenty of amazing highlights to choose from for our nightly NBA post, but the best one didn’t actually happen in a game.
That’s because at Suns Team Practice today, Gerald Green put on a show in an impromptu dunk contest versus teammate Archie Goodwin. Archie himself had some nice flushes, but it still didn’t touch what Gerald did with his last 3 dunks above. Especially that last one, wow.
As for the games, Monta Ellis continues his hot scoring stream and burns his old team on a game-ending buzzer beater. This sounds cool, but is considerably less so because Monta took four steps to put up the shot. Somehow this wasn’t a travel, even in the NBA.
In Charlotte, the hometown Bulls may have got the win, 102-95, but Kemba Walker crossed up rookie Nikola Mirotic so bad that it’s the enduring image of the game. It pains me to post this, but I do love me some Kemba crossovers.
The highlight from last night? How about Taj-ey Woo! as his Bulls teammates call him, throwin’ it down with this vicious putback dunk. Basically a poor man’s version of the putback dunk vs. the Heat, combined with his reaction after the Wade poster here. This entire sequence above encapsulated another hard-fought victory for our Bulls over our rival, the Pacers.
One other amazing highlight from last night: Kevin Durant‘s double crossover on Darrell Arthur. Whoo. That’s up there for cross of the year.
And finally, one more bonus video that I just caught wind of… Gerald Green‘s 41 point performance vs. the Thunder… in NBA Jam. Now, there’s other NBA Jam videos out there, but I haven’t seen one better than this. Gerald’s mix of threes and dunks adhere more naturally to NBA Jam, and the effect they put on for the dunk was flawless. Enjoy!
Oh, and if you were wondering, the artwork as the thumbnail via @H00Pinati (sick):
Gerald Green has made a case with this season’s dunks that he’s the best in-game dunker of them all. This one may be his most impressive yet, and you may not catch why on the initial viewing. The replay makes it even more phenomenal so give this a look-see above.