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Fans, media remain fascinated with big dunks over small guys

Chuck - Red's Army March 19, 2013 Celtics News, Jason Terry 18 Comments

By most accounts, LeBron James is 6-8, 270 lbs. Jason Terry is a modest 6-2, 180 lbs. I would expect James to dunk over Terry 100 out of 100 times.

So… why the hell is the NBA blogosphere still buzzing about James’ dunk from last night?

I thought we saw the end of this silliness when Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski lauded Brandon Knight for challenging this DeAndre Jordan highlight dunk.

Alas, I was wrong.

Terry was proclaimed dead on Wikipedia.

Bulls guard and eternal juvenile Nate Robinson tweeted silly funeral photos.

Deadspin published a clip of the dunk along with an audio track of wrestling announcer Jim Ross.

Save the lather for when little guys dunk on big guys.

Remember Michael Jordan posterizing Patrick Ewing? Or John Starks vicious throwdown on Horace Grant and MJ?

Those were dunks worthy of mockery.

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  • greenforlife

    Big deal, big dunk. Heat down 11 at that time. Heat shouldn’t be too proud of their win and keeping their streak alive. They didn’t play better than us. They just won,

  • LA Flake

    The media as usual is missing the biggest story of the game which is that the Great LBJ was called for not one, not two, but THREE fouls. In one game! Perhaps the refs didn’t get the memo from David Stern and Stu Jackson regarding the King. Or maybe as a result of this abomination the refs’ wages are being garnished by Stern and Jackson behind closed doors for calling three fouls on LBJ in one game. Whatever the case, I expect LBJ to play foul-free games the rest of the season. He is that good.

    • LA Flake

      PS. Nate Robinson is a retard. Glad he’s not around anymore. What a career loser.

      • RedsLoveChild

        It was cringe-worthy and embarrassing to see Nate Robinson wear Celtic green for the brief time he was here.

        • LA Flake

          i say we burn his old jersey.

    • Mike C

      “So good Flake”, couldn’t have said it better. This run the Heat are on is so absurd I can’t even put it into words. Are they a good team… yes. Did they put together a 23 game win streak without the help of crooked ass NBA officials…HELL NO! There have been at least six games in the past month and a half that the Heat would have lost, if not for the refs keeping them in striking distance at the end of games. ITS BLATANT! Any time teams go on runs of 10 points or more, the refs start blowing RANDOM whistles to break the momentum and turn things back in Miami’s favor. I honestly dont know why I watch the NBA anymore. David Stern is one of the worst things to ever happen to this league. PERIOD!

      • hooshang@autobahn.st

        I agree with all you are saying. In addition there should be a rule stopping monsters like LeBron from dunking over other opponents , small or big. This dunking has been misused and intentionally can hurt the other players.

      • KChristainsen

        Agreed. Sadly i watch less and less basketball beacuse of this.

  • Roy Boy

    We live in a world with Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and blogs. Sadly regular folks as well as media have access. So we get into silly season when we see typical dunk highlights or etc.


    i’m glad i’m not the only one that feels the same way.all day at work people at work made such a big deal about it i didnt think much of the dunk at all..it was the much smaller jason terry and it wasn’t even as difficult as the deandre jordan dunk.i bet if Lebron dunked on nate robinson they would make a whole website dedicated to that dunk…

  • Katie Bardsley

    Unfortunateley that’s what fans care about and the NBA has become. The fundamentals of the game are dying out. I would much rather watch good ball movement and a play run to perfection than a big guy knock someone half his size down on a dunk.

  • Reggie35RIP

    lol, I hear you. Wade and LeGay’s smug mugs are the worst.

  • CoachAJ

    Nice dunk definitely just as the Deandre dunk was, but………the best dunk of this year was JGreen over about Al Jeff, or even Harrison Barnes over Pekovic. Big guys are supposed to jump over little guys, and those two dunks were lobs as well. My two fave dunks were off the bounce.

  • Misael Garcia

    Str8 from the MFin’ source, which they OBVI choose to ignore:
    Rule NO. 12.B., Section I.a.:
    “A player shall not hold, push, charge into, impede the progress of an opponent by
    extending a hand, arm, leg or knee or by bending the body into a position that is not normal.
    Contact that results in the re-routing of an opponent is a foul which must be called immediately.
    A player shall not hold, push, charge into, impede the progress of an opponent by
    extending a hand, arm, leg or knee or by bending the body into a position that is not normal.
    Contact that results in the re-routing of an opponent is a foul which must be called immediately.”
    Furthermore, “A player who extends a hand, forearm, shoulder, hip or leg into the path of an opponent
    and thereby causes contact is not considered to have a legal position in the path of an opponent.”

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  • Celticsfanatic

    Not to berate you because I generally agree, but a) I fondly remember you posting a full article on DJ’s dunk on Knight, complete with all the same clips ESPN showed for days b) Robinson’s tweet was just harmless fun, as are the comments of everyone else. I don’t think Terry and Knight really feel bad for getting dunked on by Goliath c) Regardless of the size of the two players, those dunks were still pretty sweet.

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