Tuesday, October 30, 2012

theGREATEST DUNK in NBA HISTORY?




On March 12th, 2012 w/ 2:49 remaining in the 3rd quarter of the New Jersey Nets vs. Houston Rocket's game, Nets small forward Gerald Green; on a 2-on-1 fast break — defied the laws of gravity — exploding way above the rim, catching a "death-defying" alley-oop from shooting guard MarShon Brooks — cocking the ball back w/ his head clearly above the rim, throwing down a "mind-blowing" windmill alley-oop slam dunk for the ages!

Gerald Green's Greatest Dunk of All-Time
Dunk of the Century: Gerald Green alley-oop windmill dunk w/ his head above the rim

“I’ve seen a lot of dunks in my career -- and that was special,”  Nets head coach Avery Johnson said.

“That was probably the best dunk I’ve ever seen in my life,” stated shooting guard Anthony Morrow.

“Unbelievable,” injured center Brook Lopez said.





Gerald Green was The Last of the Mohicans; the last high school basketball player to be drafted straight to pro's in the 2005 NBA Draft. Green won the 2005 McDonald's All-American Slam Dunk Contest & the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, while finishing as the runner-up in the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. His career has been much aligned since then — embarking on an up & down life of a professional basketball journeyman.

But as fate would have it, he signed a 10-day contract w/ the Nets during 2011-12 and electrified the NBA via the Dunk of the Century — transforming those 10 days into 3-year $10.5 million contract w/ the Indiana Pacers. He is scheduled to start the 2012-13 NBA season at the SF position due to the injury to their star-player Danny Granger...

...to be continued.

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