How Do You Respond when the Dunk of the Year Happens on Top of You…Just Like This

Caleb Brasher —  Monday, March 11, 2013 — 5 Comments

Well if you haven’t seen it by now, take a minute out of your busy day and watch this incredible dunk from a Clippers big man…and his last name is not Griffin:

Three things come immediately to my mind when I watch this:

1) Poor Brandon Knight.

2) DeAndre Jordan gets higher in this clip than a college kid in Colorado who got a prescription for glaucoma.

3) Poor Brandon Knight…

Because here is what sucks for him, he was just being a good teammate. Jordan got separation from his defender and Knight comes down from the corner (where he was guarding his man, Matt Barnes) and then proceeds to get sat on.

Now granted this looks embarrassing for Knight, and he has gotten plenty of flack for this clip (shortly after the game ended someone changed Knight’s Wikipedia page to state, “On March 10, 2013 Knight died in a game vs the Los Angeles Clippers. The cause of death was determined to be DeAndre Jordan”). But what message does this send to other players in the game? If a man is coming down the lane and he has the ability to dunk, just get out of his way so you don’t ever get embarrassed? 

I was fortunate enough to graduate from a private high school so I never really had to worry about this.

But there are many people that do. And in this scenario, I do wish the basketball culture would focus on the inhuman, athletic ability of DeAndre rather than what happened to Knight.

Jordan deserves praise, Knight doesn’t deserve ridicule.

But it is the culture in which we live in, and people who get dunked on will continue to be mocked. So in this culture how in the world can you try to save face after something of this magnitude happens right above your head? I think just the way Knight did:

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PS: What is going on in LA? I can’t even do these things in video games…

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I am a grad student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have an undergrad degree from Mississippi State University in Communication Studies. I love anything in which a score is kept and at the end, there is both a winner and a loser.

5 responses to How Do You Respond when the Dunk of the Year Happens on Top of You…Just Like This

  1. 

    I don’t follow basketball much, but I can always appreciate a sick dunk. Not to mention the kids going crazy over it.

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