January 18, 2019

DeAndre Jordan’s Thunderous Jam on Brandon Knight Fires Up Clippers (VIDEO)

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DeAndre Jordan’s monster slam dunk over the top of Brandon Knight almost blew the roof off the Staples Center and had his Clippers whooping and hollering on their way to a 129-97 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Some are already calling it the dunk of the year. You better check it out for yourself.

The play came early in the game during a 28-12 Clippers run when Chris Paul lobbed the ball up for Jordan. He caught it several feet from the basket and even had a defender – poor Mr. Knight trying to block the attempt, in his way. That didn’t stop the 6-11 Jordan crushing the rim and wowing everyone in the building.

The momentum of DeAndre Jordan’s 265 lb frame flying at the hoop knocked Knight, who is 75 pounds lighter and 8 inches shorter, off balance and crashing onto the ground.

The authoritative dunk amazed Black Griffin, a former slam dunk champion, “That was the best dunk of the year and the best I’ve seen in person,” said Blake Griffin, according to ESPN.com.

“Usually I get that dunk and nobody is right there,” Jordan said. “This is the first time somebody tried to block it.”

The dunk certainly sparked the team – which may not have needed any more fuel anyway –  on to one of its best offensive performances of the year. The Clippers shot 62.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range on the night.

And most of all, it got people buzzing, and tweeting. It wasn’t long after Jordan shook the building that he and his handy work became a trending topic on Twitter.

“That’s cool,” he said. “Hopefully I can get my followers up.”

We’ll see if L.A.’s powerful momentum carries over to Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

 

 

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