words // Brandon Richard
Remember that whole thing about Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin having the play of the year? Forget about it. There's a new NBA Highlight King at the moment, and he also does his work at Staples Center.
In Sunday night's game between the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers, DeAndre Jordan pulled ahead of the field with another "Lob City" alley-oop that will make highlight packages for years to come.
With the Clippers ahead in the middle of the second quarter, Brandon Knight found himself alone in the paint, which Chris Paul took advantage of by lining up a lob to a cutting DeAndre. Knight bravely contested, but the stronger, taller Jordan caught the ball, extended and threw down one of the most vicious dunks you'll ever see in a game. To make matters worse, Knight took a nasty spill, the thud only adding to the humiliation. He's okay though — at least physically.
Sure Knight only stands about 6'2", but this dunk has all the elements of a classic. The visual, the "thud," the roar of the crowd and exuberant bench celebration. Hard to imagine this one being topped before year's end. Better than "Mozgov?" That's what the people are saying.
On DeAndre's feet for the dunk was a Player Exclusive colorway of Under Armour's Spine Bionic. Kicks are decked out in royal blue with Clipper-inspired red and white accents.
Take a look at the dunk and let us know if you think this is the NBA Highlight of the Year thus far.
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