Shaun Livingston has been one of the quiet pleasures of this mostly-joyless NBA playoff season. Here’s how his second-quarter dunk sounded on ESPN Deportes; below is how it was called on Russian TV.
LeBron scrambled to his knees to recover this ball and ping it to Kyrie Irving, who tossed this alley-oop about three feet too high. Most humans (hell, most NBA players) wouldn’t be able to ascend, grab the wayward pass, and slam it violently into the hoop, but LeBron had no problem at all with it.
Not content with a single rim murder this week, LeBron James tracked down the replacement and jammed it perhaps even more emphatically. Reports indicate that Richard Jefferson planned to serve as an accomplice but got rebuked strongly by James.
This evening, an innocent (maybe) basketball ring in Cleveland, Ohio was murdered by LeBron James, after he turned DeMarre Carroll into a garden statue and churned into the lane alone.
What we have here is a young teen (presumably) trying to dunk on a man of the cloth (presumably). He got smote.
The ragged, depleted Clippers are locked in an entertaining Game 5 rubber match with the Blazers down in Los Angeles, and no matter how many fans did or did not show up, someone’s gonna leave with a crucial 3-2 series lead. In the third quarter, Mason Plumlee got cute trying to figure out help coverages or something…
A few Angels players went to the Golden State Warriors’ practice today, and the world learned that Mike Trout can do more than just mash taters (he’s still really, really good at that, by the way). Trout can also ball a little bit.
Josh Richardson is a fun rookie who plays about 20 minutes a game for the Heat and has a habit of jamming the bejesus out of the ball. If you’re not up on him, well now you are.
The Kings are playing at home tonight, which means they are not resting DeMarcus Cousins and desperately trying to lose their way into keeping their pick this year. This is good news for you and me, and bad news for Al-Farouq Aminu and Mason Plumlee, who got dunked on thoroughly by Young Boogie here.
Notre Dame-UNC is showing Philadelphia what real basketball looks like, and V.J. Beachem brought the thunder (while inducing a case of the vapors in teammate Zach Auguste).
Gregg Popovich rested his starters last night in Oklahoma City, or rather, he unleashed Boban Marjanovic on the Thunder. He didn’t exactly play very well (somehow he only grabbed six rebounds?), but he did manage to pull off the most glacial dunk of the 2016 season, over 60 percent of OKC’s starting lineup.
Dunking: not as easy as the TV dunkers make it look.
Pray for this poor Baylor player who gave his life for the Bears, only to see it cruelly taken away by the devastating athletic ability of the Jayhawks’ Wayne Selden Jr.
Nobody likes getting dunked on, but sometimes a posterization is so good that even the poor sap on the receiving end can’t help but smile.
Serge Ibaka is one of the best defenders in the NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the springiest combo forward types in the NBA. Today, they went at each other and only one survived.
Longhorns guard Eric Davis Jr. tried to stay with the Kansas Jayhawks in transition, even though Texas was losing by 29 in Monday’s game. That effort lined him up perfectly to be on the receiving end of a Jamari Traylor dunk.