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A couple of Mormons throw down nasty dunks in street ball game (Video)

Mormon-street-ballerIf someone in BYU’s athletic department hasn’t already reached out to the young men above, they should probably get on that. The ballers you see dressed in church clothes are Mormon missionaries with some serious game.

I’m sure their opponents didn’t imagine a tomahawk dunk was in the forecast when the visiting team was bricking shots before the 2-on-2 game got underway. For what it’s worth, the hoop looked like it may have been lower than 10 feet. But still, no one expected a couple of dudes wearing dress pants and ties to start rocking the rim.

Here is a description of what went down before and during the pick-up game, according to Jared Allen, who told LBS he posted the video on YouTube.

My cousin Cole, a missionary in Dallas Texas, has been dying to play some street ball and got the chance. After playing it cool asking to play because they are ‘Just some white boys’, they were allowed to play and tried to make it look like they weren’t that good. That is until they started to play. Turn up the volume and laugh hysterically. Cole proves that white boys can jump.”

“I thought they was about the get clowned, man!” an onlooker could be heard yelling after the big dunk. “They doing the clowning!”

BYU needs to get in touch with Cole — stat.

Kawhi Leonard dunks on Mike Miller something nasty (Video)

Kawhi Leonard dunked on Mike Miller something nasty during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

The San Antonio Spurs had a fastbreak midway through the first quarter, and Tony Parker threw a bounce pass to Leonard, who was running the floor up ahead. Miller did his part to try stopping the dunk — hey, they were facing elimination — but his efforts were of little help. Leonard just literally pushed his face aside and completed the monster jam.

Jeff Van Gundy said Leonard took the elevator to the top floor, but we only need one word to describe it: a facial.

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Paul George dunks on Chris Bosh, serves up a facial (Video)

Paul George dunk Chris BoshPaul George continues to make a name for himself during the playoffs. The Indiana Pacers forward threw down a sick dunk on Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh during the second quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday in Indiana. Every bit as great as the dunk was TNT’s Marv Albert’s call, where he said George was “in the face of Bosh, serving up a facial!”

Bosh shouldn’t feel too badly about being on the wrong end of a dunk from George; it also happened to his teammate Chris Birdman Andersen last week. He also reacted well to it by getting an inbounds pass in quickly, resulting in a LeBron James 3-pointer while George was busy celebrating.

The video below shows the dunk with two replay angles:

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Paul George dunked on Birdman, put him on a poster (Video)

Paul George absolutely annihilated Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen with a dunk late in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night.

The Indiana Pacers forward was being guarded by LeBron James with about 10 seconds left in the quarter. He went left, blew by James, and then took off and dunked over Birdman with a spectacular throwdown.

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Taj Gibson dunks on Kris Humphries (Video)

Taj-Gibson-dunk-on-Kris-HumphriesThe Chicago Bulls will need energizing performances from their bench throughout the playoffs if they plan to make a deep run. In particular, guys like Taj Gibson need to step up with Joakim Noah battling through a painful case of plantar fasciitis in his foot. Gibson made a big contribution on Thursday night.

He may have only scored four points in Chicago’s 79-76 Game 3 win over the Brookltn Nets, but two of them were game-changers. During what turned out to be a 9-1 run that led to a 12-point lead for the Bulls in the second quarter, Gibson dunked all over Kris Humphries. The United Center went insane.

The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead over the Nets with the win, which is exactly where they want to be after three games. They did their job in splitting the first two games in Brooklyn, and now Chicago will look to take a commanding 3-1 lead on Saturday. If role players like Gibson and Nate Robinson step up, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to take the series.

DeAndre Jordan’s alley-oop from Chris Paul may be the dunk of the year (Video)

DeAndre Jordan dunkDeAndre Jordan threw down a powerful alley-oop from Chris Paul Sunday that has him as our front-runner for NBA dunk of the year.

During the second quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers’ 129-97 beatdown on the Detroit Pistons, Jordan charged down the paint, took a lob from Paul and threw it down with amazing force that knocked would-be defender Brandon Knight to the ground.

The incredibly powerful display caused the Clippers bench players, the fans, and TV announcer Ralph Lawler to lose their minds. Coach Vinny Del Negro even had to hold back Blake Griffin, who was supremely fired up from the bench.

Jordan has thrown down quite a few sick dunks this season, but that tops all of them. His distance from the basket, height on the dunk, and powerful display over Knight all combine to make this one of the best of the season.

Who would have figured that on a team with Griffin and Eric Bledsoe, it might be DeAndre Jordan with the best dunk of the season?

For comparison, below is a list of some of the other best dunks from the season:

Video: Blake Griffin takes crazy alley-oop from Jamal Crawford
Video: Kobe Bryant dunks on two Nets defenders
Video: Eric Bledsoe throws down lob from Chris Paul
Video: Gerald Henderson breaks out the go-go Gadget arms for dunk
Video: Jeff Green jams on Al Jefferson

Jamal Crawford sets Blake Griffin up for sick alley-oop (Video)

Blake Griffin alley oopJamal Crawford decided to have some fun as the Clippers began to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks late in the fourth quarter on Wednesday. After the Clippers got a steal, the ball was fed ahead to Crawford who went between his legs and then threw up a pass for a trailing Blake Griffin, who jammed down a sick alley-oop.

Seriously, that’s better than most of the dunks in the Slam Dunk Contest.

Griffin said after the game that he was surprised by what Crawford did.

“I was telling him I had no idea what he was about to do,” he told FOX Sports Prime Ticket. “I thought he was going to throw it off the glass. I saw him toss it up a little bit, so I tried to put something special at the end.”

Crawford had 25 in the win while Griffin had 23, 11, and 11 for his third career triple-double. I think they were just trying to impress Aaron Rodgers, who was sitting courtside next to Clippers owner Donald Sterling:

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