words // Brandon Richard
It's been a hell of a week for the Reebok Shaq Attaq. After quickly selling out last Friday, the classic model made its playoff debut on Sunday. Sounds a bit odd, but Shaquille O'Neal's Orlando Magic barely missed the playoffs in his rookie season, edged out in a tiebreaker situation by the Indiana Pacers. Ironically, it's the Pacers' Gerald Green who brought the Shaq Attaq back to the court, and he created an all-time playoff moment wearing the shoes in Game 2 last night.
With the Pacers up on the visiting Hawks midway through the second quarter, Green received a pass from DJ Augustin on the right wing and made a move toward the basket. Met by a contesting Josh Smith, the high flyer rose up and hammered home a one-hander over Smith's extended arm. It was, as announcer Ian Eagle called it, a "man's jam."
Earlier today, we listed our Top 10 Dunks from the regular season. Where does Gerald's throw down from last night rank in comparison?