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List 'Em: The Best Plays of the 2010-2011 NBA Season

List 'Em: The Best Plays of the 2010-2011 NBA Season

words // Zac Dubasik

We recently celebrated a list of some of the 2010-11 NBA season's not-so-great moments, so it's only right that we also highlight some of the best moments of the year. Did you remember what they were wearing when these plays went down? Will any of these sneaker moments hold up as time goes on?

If you caught our worst plays of the year rundown, you may have noticed that regardless of JaVale McGee's basketball IQ, he's a crazy athlete. He has an extensive collection of highlight blocks from this season, but none more impressive than this.

JaVale McGee Blocks Wesley Matthews -- PEAK Relentless

JaVale McGee wearing PEAK SneakersJaVale McGee wearing PEAK Sneakers

Chris Bosh Gets Dunked On By Point Guards

Who doesn't like seeing Chris Bosh get dunked on? By point guards?

Rodney Stuckey wearing adidas Pro Model 2010
Rodney Stuckey wearing adidas Pro Model 2010

Rajon Rondo wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PERajon Rondo wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse PE

J.R. Smith Dunks On Gary Neal -- "Cool Grey" Air Jordan XI

Level of difficulty. Style. Post-dunk swing and celebration? Check, check, check and check.

JR Smith wearing "Cool Grey" Air Jordan XIJR Smith wearing "Cool Grey" Air Jordan XI

Nick Young's Incredible 360-Reverse Layup -- "East LA" Nike Zoom Kobe VI

I've joked about Nick Young's at-times unnecessary addition of 360s to plays that don't necessarily need them. This play, however, is just amazing.

Nick Young wearing "East LA" Nike Zoom Kobe VINick Young wearing "East LA" Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Manu Ginobili Works His Magic Against Clipper Defense -- Nike Air Max Closer IV

I know what you are thinking: "It's the Clippers. Of course Manu is going to make someone look bad." He took it to a different level on this play though, somehow managing to abuse all five opposing players on a single drive.

Manu Ginobili wearing Nike Air Max Closer IVManu Ginobili wearing Nike Air Max Closer IV

Nicolas Batum's Buzzer-Beating Tip-In -- adidas adiPure

Point-nine seconds is long enough to catch and shoot, but a game-winning lob is always a lot more exciting.

Nicolas Batum wearing the adidas adiPureNicolas Batum wearing the adidas adiPure

 

Dwyane Wade Posterizes Kendrick Perkins, Does Cabbage Patch -- Air Jordan 2011

While it may SEEM like Juwan Howard has contributed little to the Heat, as evidenced here after this dunk, he clearly taught DWade his signature dance move: the cabbage patch.

Dwyane Wade wearing Air Jordan 2011Dwyane Wade wearing Air Jordan 2011

Blake Griffin Goes Crazy On Mike _'Antoni Defense -- Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

In a performance that may only be possible against a Mike D'Antoni defense, Blake Griffin put together a season's worth of highlights in a single game.

Blake Griffin wearing Nike Zoom HyperfuseBlake Griffin wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

J.J. Hickson Rejects Blake Griffin Dunk -- "Cranberry" Nike Air 1/2 Cent

Blake Griffin abused defenders at the rim all season long, so it's only right to see the favor returned. (Cavs fans beware - it's very possible fraudulent posters of this play exist in the LA area, much like the Patrick Ewing non-poster on MJ adorns the walls of NYC sports bars.)

J.J. Hickson wearing "Cranberry" Nike Air 1/2 CentJ.J. Hickson wearing "Cranberry" Nike Air 1/2 Cent

Kevin Love: 31 & 31 -- PEAK Relentless

A year-and-a-half after signing with Peak, Kevin Love went for 31 and 31 the night he actually started wearing them.

Kevin Love wearing PEAKKevin Love wearing PEAK

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