On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Clippers teammates teamed up for an amazing dunk that we deemed “the fanciest alley-oop possible.” On Sunday night against the Detroit Pistons, DeAndre Jordan finished an alley-oop on the other end of the spectrum. This one wasn’t so graceful, but it did potentially register on the Richter scale.
With approximately 4:30 remaining in the second quarter, superstar point guard Chris Paul brought the ball up the court, immediately drove to his right, and threw a very high pass for Jordan in the general vicinity of the basket. With his superior athleticism and strength, Jordan caught the ball, turned to finish, and absolutely detonated on Pistons guard Brandon Knight with a ferocious right-handed dunk (technically his weaker hand). Knight fell to the ground flat on his back, got called for the foul, and presumably saw his life flash before his eyes.