Yesterday, we posted a video of Dwyane Wade dunking right in the face of Andersen Varejao. Fans all over the net have been calling it the ‘dunk of the year’ regardless of what comes the rest of the season. Doc J-Water said it was the best dunk he’d seen in 5 years. I agreed at the time. But after what I just witnessed in tonight’s Denver Nugget trouncing of the Champion LA Lakers, I have to question myself.
The smallest man on the Nuggets roster, and in fact the smallest player on either team tonight threw down not only a vicious dunk, but an And1 dunk right in the grill of a 7 foot tall giant, DJ Mbenga of the Lakers. NBA Rookie Ty Lawson from UNC, crossed over his man, got into the heart of the Lakers defense, but instead of panicking and kicking the ball out to the perimeter decided to attack the rim.
Before you watch the video, you almost need to try and imagine how a 5’11″ point guard can possibly dunk. Then if you somehow can picture that, try picturing that same 5’11″ guard jumping higher than the 7 foot tall shot blocking center, getting fouled and dunking right over him. Ty Lawson, and all of North Carolina, the floor is yours….David vs. Goliath, and possibly the dunk of the year: