No, this is Rysheed Jordan, a 6-4 sophomore guard from St. John’s who did a picture-perfect impression of His Airness this weekend. The two Jordans aren’t related genetically only cosmically. First, the video evidence of Jordan (Rysheed, that is) posterizing Villanova’s Dylan Ennis: Yikes.
But this isn’t Michael Jordan somehow transporting himself back to college hoops. No, this is Rysheed Jordan, a 6-4 sophomore guard from St. John’s who did a picture-perfect impression of His Airness this weekend. The two Jordans aren’t related genetically — only cosmically.
The night before Griffin’s monumental throw-down, James turned in a classic of his own. He cleared Bulls guard John Lucas to catch this backdoor alley-oop.
A couple years ago, before he and James joined forces on the Heat, Dwyane Wade completely overwhelmed James’ then-teammate, Varejao. In the immortal words of commentator Reggie Miller, “Welcome to your Kodak moment, Anderson Verejao!”
This dunk will live forever in the hearts of Golden State Warriors fans. It came during the middle of the team’s improbable “We Believe” playoff run in 2007. Davis’ weird, belly-baring celebration, which earned him a technical foul, brings it up another notch.
This dunk isn’t technically “on” anyone, but young Shaq pulling down an entire basketball support is epic enough to make any list. As the esteemed Bill Walton would say, “Throw it down, big man!”
Current Warriors coach Mark Jackson had a stellar playing career with several NBA teams, but he was on the receiving end of probably the greatest NBA dunk ever by a white guy.
Pippen’s Bulls teammate — some guy named Michael Jordan — also had a ruthless dunk over Ewing. He actually had a couple, but this one is the most savage of all.
However, Knicks guard John Starks gave the high flying Bulls a taste of their own medicine in 1993 with this lefty flush. Lore has it that Starks caught Jordan on this one, but that’s debatable, at best. Check the tape and decide for yourself.
Back in the ’90s, when both still played for the teams that drafted them, tiny Allen Iverson was all like, “Marcus, this elevator goes to 10 and I’m dropping you off at 7.”
Johnson is currently the mayor of Sacramento, Calif., but back in 1994 the short point guard did this to Hakeem Olajuwon. How many politicians can include “dunked over a Hall of Fame center” on their resumes?
We know Vince Carter’s all-time classic isn’t technically an NBA dunk, but it’s so good we’ll make an exception. Playing in the off-season for the U.S. at the 2000 Olympics, Carter cleared the 7-foot-2-inch Weis to throw it down. Read more…