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Jeff Green destroys Al Jefferson on dunk (Video)

Jeff Green destroyed Al Jefferson with a monstrous, soul-crushing dunk on Wednesday night in Boston.

The Boston Celtics forward took a pass in the corner and drove to the hole where he elevated from the middle of the paint and just slammed one down on the Jazz big man. Green then stared down Jefferson for good measure, receiving a technical foul for taunting.

Not only did his teammates not seem to mind, they were actually happy about it. Kevin Garnett could be seen saying to him, “That’s what I’m talking about,” while others gave him similar praise.

Green missed last season after undergoing heart surgery, and he was struggling to fit into the team this year. A powerful, statement dunk like this is exactly the sort of play he needed to get going.

Meanwhile, Jefferson, who was once traded from Boston to Minnesota in the Kevin Garnett deal, still has not beaten his former team. The C’s won 98-93 while Green scored a season-high 16 points.

Video, Image via @Jose3030

Keion Bell cleanly dunks over six people at Missouri’s first night (Video)

Missouri guard Keion Bell is one of the most athletic players in the nation, and he put that athleticism on display once again on Friday night as Missouri kicked off its season with the annual Mizzou Madness. As you can see from the video above that KOMU 8′s Eric Blumberg shared on Telly, Bell won the sunk contest when he closed out the night by dunking cleanly over six people.

As the senior reminded the Kansas City Star, he has never lost a dunk contest. This does not surprise Missouri coach Frank Haith.

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Wagner’s Josh Thompson dunks over his parents at Midnight Madness (Video)

Wagner senior forward Josh Thompson was at it again during his team’s “Madness Before Midnight Dunk Championship,” winning the competition with a dunk over his parents.

Thompson dunked over his mother at last year’s competition, and decided to double up this year. He did clip his father on the side of the head, but we’ll give him a pass.

Below is his 2011 dunk, which went viral on the ‘net and has nearly 500k views:

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Division II player Angelo Sharpless delivers the dunk of the millennium (Video)

Introducing Angelo Sharpless, a 6’4″ junior SF for Elizabeth City State University. Sharpless decided to casually dunk a basketball at the Ben Wallace Pro-Am Summer League game in Richmond, Va. And by casually dunk, we me go absolutely ape and deliver one of the greatest Phi-Slamma-Jamma’s we’ve seen outside of NBA Jam. This may be the only time you will ever hear the name Angelo Sharpless, but this highlight may live on for a long, long time.

Plus this was either filmed during peak decibel level at the Superdome, or that’s the quality of audio you get when you decide to film with a potato. We’re going to go with the latter.

H/T MidwestSportsFans via Deadspin

Blake Griffin’s dunks at Team USA basketball practice were sick (Video)

This just in: Blake Griffin is a ridiculous dunker. From throwing down on Kendrick Perkins to teabagging Timofey Mozgov, the Clippers All-Star has shown us several times over how powerful of a dunker he is. Team USA basketball practice was no different for the young stud. In the video above, Griffin throws down a sick dunk off a bounce off the wall. Below, watch Griffin pull off the “Eastbay” dunk:

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Cartwheel dunk featuring Nike’s Hyperdunk+ space shoes wins contest

A dude named Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington won the Nike LA dunk contest last Friday by doing a cartwheel before slamming down. But forget the cartwheel dunk which is impressive to say the least, my focus is on the shoes he was wearing.

These shoes take statistics while you’re running/jumping and send them directly to your iPhone? Excuse me while my mind featuring a ’90s upbringing that consisted solely of pumped up kicks and second-hand Air Jordans needs a couple minutes to compute. This is unreal. I need my “speed,” “quickness,” and “hustle” measured and I need it measured now. I bet I have 10x as much hustle as LeBron ever had.

Just another brilliant marketing campaign by Nike. Every kid in the country is going to need to measure the previously (and currently) immeasurable attribute of “hustle” against each other. But the shoes themselves seem legit.

Nike apparently had a little help from this organization called NASA to develop these wonder shoes known as Hyperdunk+, which are being released at the end of June. A material known as Lunar Foam was used to help construct these shoes. Lunar Foam is something I can only assume is a combination of webbing created by Peter Parker and dried Superman piss. If any other lesser material was used then consider this shoe a fraud.

Russell Westbrook’s alley-oop from Kevin Durant was jaw-dropping (Video)

Russell Westbrook may only be 6’3″ and 187 pounds, but he’s still one the most forceful dunkers in the NBA. Late in the second quarter of the Thunder-Kings game Friday night, Westbrook took a pass from Kevin Durant and threw down a ridiculous one-handed alley-oop with tremendous power. My mouth was literally wide open after watching the sick play.

Apparently so was Durant’s. He told The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry after the game that Westbrook’s dunk could be the best of the year.

That was one of the most athletic plays I’ve ever seen,” Durant said. “I think it was probably the dunk of the year. He’s had plenty of highlights. But this one was unreal because of how high he jumped and how much he cocked it back.

At 6-3, I’ve never seen nothing like that,” Durant said.