The UConn Huskies may have lost Kemba Walker, but having Jeremy Lamb back will keep them in the championship hunt. Lamb is a preseason All-American and one of the most athletic players in the country. He can step up and knock down the three with ease or slash to the basket and finish near the rim. Oh yeah, and he can also elevate, posterize people, and smash the rim. Check out this Jeremy Lamb dunk against Columbia on Friday night:
The Plumlee brothers may not appear athletic, but looks can deceive. Youngest brother Marshall Plumlee won a dunk contest last year. This time around, it was the oldest of the three Duke brothers who had the fun. We’ve already shown you some of the festivities from Midnight Madness Friday night, including the sick dunks by the UConn freshmen. This one compares favorably to any of them. Duke senior Miles Plumlee electrified the crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium by jumping over his younger brother Marshall Plumlee for a sick dunk. Here’s the video:
Even Nate Robinson, who jumped over Dwight Howard in the ’09 slam dunk contest, would have to be proud. That was sweet.
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Tyreke Evans dunked so hard on Gary Neal of the Spurs even he had to smile about it. His teammates were loving it, Tyreke had a sly grin, and the play-by-play announcer nailed it when he said “we’ll see you on every highlight reel in America, Mr. Evans.” Perfectly said.
Rodney Stuckey went straight Space Jam on Chris Bosh in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s loss to Miami Wednesday night. Much like JaVale McGee who had the block of the year in a loss on Tuesday night, it didn’t matter that the Pistons fell to the Heat because they won the highlight battle. And what does it say about skinny Bosh that Stuckey spotted the lane and blew by everyone from the three-point line? Obviously the threat of the Avatar did not deter Stuckey from taking it straight to the rack for a slam down.
The Miami Heat’s mini run of blowing teams out of the water came to and end Wednesday night when they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder at home. The loss proved the Heat still have plenty to work on, but that didn’t stop Dwyane Wade from making sure the fans got somewhat of a show. His monster dunk on Kendrick Perkins, which was followed by the Cabbage Patch dance, was probably worth the price of admission to some. Check out the video, courtesy of SI Hot Clicks:
Hey, it certainly beats Tom Brady’s ponytail dance.
North Carolina beat Duke 81-67 Saturday evening in Chapel Hill to win the ACC regular season title. Freshman Harrison Barnes, who chose UNC over the Dukies, was a difference-maker scoring 18 points. His teammate Dexter Strickland wasn’t as big of a factor scoring just eight, but he put the exclamation point on the Tar Heels’ win with this monstrous dunk over Duke big man Miles Plumlee. Check out the video:
It was quite the turnaround season for the Heels who went 20-17 and 5-11 in the ACC last season. They’re 24-6 this season after going 14-2 in conference play and they should be a top three seed come tournament time. Oh yeah, and that change to Kendall Marshall as the team’s full-time point guard? It seems to be working out pretty well.