Derrick Rose’s monster slam

There weren’t many highlights for the Bulls in last night’s depressing loss to the Knicks. It was mostly lowlights involving New York players raining threes. But this bone-rattling slam dunk by Rose was awesome enough to earn its own post:

And now again, only in HD and with replays:

Sadly, this dunk would have been much more memorable in a win.


5 Responses to Derrick Rose’s monster slam

    Mike November 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Really enjoyed Boozer’s reaction on the sidelines.

    Tony C. November 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    Elegantly summarizing the two most talked about occurrences in the game, LaJames W over at a Yahoo! blog makes this observation:

    “That [dunk] was so sick the CDC quarantined Mr. Rose for the fourth quarter.”

    Under Armour November 6, 2010 at 3:48 am #

    That is either really lazy defense, or he is just that much faster than everyone.

    janglesjr November 7, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    Michael Jordan and Larry Bird fighting over a cheeseburger? Michael Jordan versus Michael Jordan?

    Ignarus November 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I think on truehoop, they were talking about how Rose’s legs going back when the ball goes back predisposes him to landing awkwardly and risking injury if bumped when landing, but it’s also obvious that the “C” shape is necessary if his arms are both going back behind his head for the slam to keep his center of balance from rotating. It’s also worth noting that bringing the ball back (in this case) kept the slam from being blocked, so it’s not all “risky foot-injury prone” showmanship.

    But watching the FIBA WC’s this summer let me see a LOT of Kevin Durant dunks and you can see that he’s not doing anything nearly as risky because his long arms let him get up really quickly without really jumping much for the quick two-handed flushes.

    BTW, I may not have mentioned it, but this is truly a dunk-contest-worthy dunk. Elevation, extension, it’s all there and it’s just freaking awesome.

    On a more personal note, I love that PG’s in this league are getting really athletic; sure I love watching it, but I directly benefit from getting to have serious dunkers in video games. Back in the day, I’d have to dish it off from J-Kidd or Kevin Johnson to the SG so I could get a manly slam instead of a weak-kneed fastbreak layup. Not blaming the players, just happy that sim-style games are forced to acknowledge that PGs can dunk like monsters these days.

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