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    Default SI's Top 10 dunks of the year, where does Ross on Faried land?

    http://nba.si.com/2014/04/09/nba-dun...blake-griffin/

    1. Terrence Ross over Kenneth Faried

    The 2013-14 Dunk of the Year — with a week left in the season, anyway – comes from Terrence Ross, a two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion (if you count the 2014 team title he won with East teammates Paul George and John Wall). The 6-foot-6 wing understands better than almost anyone how helpful it can be to cock the ball back before delivery. His transition obliteration of Kenneth Faried — a two-time victim on this list — was a perfect example of this approach.

    After collecting a deflection, Ross took off on the break in a quasi two-on-two situation. As he passed at halfcourt, he seemed to reluctantly decide that it was time to challenge Faried one-on-one. That reluctance was gone by the time he hit the three-point arc, as he picked up steam and looked to get his stride right. Taking off from well outside the protected circle, Ross leaped powerfully towards Faried’s body before stretching his right arm way back so that the ball would be out of harm’s way. Faried showed excellent hang time, though, so Ross still had to finish the one-handed dunk over a contesting effort. He somehow managed to do just that, even though his body seemingly corked and uncorked throughout the process. The clean finish made this one that much more amazing.


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    Nice...I see SI is attaching its wagon to Toronto just in case they make noise over the next month.

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    R.I.P Faried

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    Nice...I see SI is attaching its wagon to Toronto just in case they make noise over the next month.

    douchebags
    better late than never?

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    I love Buycks' and Daye's bench reaction. They're both up before the dunk is completed, lol.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I love Buycks' and Daye's bench reaction. They're both up before the dunk is completed, lol.
    That's what good end of bench guys do. Likely the only thing Daye did all season correctly

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    I've been watching that .gif for the last 10 minutes....
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    Anybody have the .gif for the other sideline view?

    That was by far the best view and showed just how crazy far back he cocked the ball. His spine took the shape of a harp.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Anybody have the .gif for the other sideline view?

    That was by far the best view and showed just how crazy far back he cocked the ball. His spine took the shape of a harp.
    Here's another angle


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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    Nice...I see SI is attaching its wagon to Toronto just in case they make noise over the next month.

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    Or they just thought it was a nice dunk? Not everything is a big conspiracy.

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    Quote stooley wrote: View Post
    better late than never?
    Ya I agree.... take what ya can get!

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    Quote Raptorsnz wrote: View Post
    Or they just thought it was a nice dunk? Not everything is a big conspiracy.
    Honestly man, I am so tired of people who say this. There isn't a conspiracy, its basic media marketing, and its something I did for 4 years so please.... stop.

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    Honestly man, I am so tired of people who say this. There isn't a conspiracy, its basic media marketing, and its something I did for 4 years so please.... stop.
    So because you spent 4 years working in media marketing, you now know the inner workings of Sports Illustrated's writers minds?

    Please....stop.

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    Ya, thats it.

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    Honestly man, I am so tired of people who say this. There isn't a conspiracy, its basic media marketing, and its something I did for 4 years so please.... stop.
    So you're saying they put it at number 1 just to bandwagon the Raptors, and that it's not actually the best dunk of the season? Because it is a top 3 dunk (there's never a unanimous number 1 obviously), so it's not like it's just some regular Ross dunk they undeservedly put at the top.

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    Honestly man, I am so tired of people who say this. There isn't a conspiracy, its basic media marketing, and its something I did for 4 years so please.... stop.
    If you actually did you'd know the furthest the conspiracy goes is this
    "This Ross dunk and this Paul George one are both really good, which one should be #1?"
    "Just go with the Ross one, people are sick of George these days."

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    Quote Raptorsnz wrote: View Post
    So you're saying they put it at number 1 just to bandwagon the Raptors, and that it's not actually the best dunk of the season? Because it is a top 3 dunk (there's never a unanimous number 1 obviously), so it's not like it's just some regular Ross dunk they undeservedly put at the top.
    Apparently Raptors fans are upset by lack of attention/respect from US sports media outlets, then get upset when they get the ultimate attention/respect from US sports media outlets. Talk about an inferiority complex! lol

    It was a fantastic dunk. Yay! Go Raps!

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    Quote CalgaryRapsFan wrote: View Post
    Apparently Raptors fans are upset by lack of attention/respect from US sports media outlets, then get upset when they get the ultimate attention/respect from US sports media outlets. Talk about an inferiority complex! lol

    It was a fantastic dunk. Yay! Go Raps!
    Raptor fans have the biggest case of little-brother syndrome ever. It infuriates me listening to them cry about not getting attention on ESPN, as if the fuckin Atlanta Thrashers were getting tons of airplay on TSN when they were missing the playoffs year after year.

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    Nice...I see SI is attaching its wagon to Toronto just in case they make noise over the next month.

    douchebags
    Me, I'm totally fine with this
    Last edited by JimiCliff; Wed Apr 9th, 2014 at 03:21 PM.

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    If you guys remember, what made this dunk so extra hype was how faried completely blocked and owned Amir one play earlier getting Denver pumped. Then Ross just came back man on a mission to be like oh yea? Fuck you!!

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