Kevin Durant is a criminally underrated dunker. For example, last night on SportsCenter his destruction of Marcin Gortat registered as No. 8 in the Top 10. Eight! If that had been Blake Griffin they’d be producing a 30 for 30 about it right now.
KD really has a pretty nice black book of guys he’s got at the rim. And with last night’s poster over Gortat, it made me start YouTubing the others, so naturally, I figured I’d rank ’em.
What makes this dunk even more impressive is that KD someone got the ball over Jermaine O’Neal’s giant head.
KD welcomed Jonas Valanciunas to the NBA by saying, “Welcome to the NBA Jonas Valanciunas, here is a dunk right in your face.”
You know how when you’re in Denver the air is light and things travel further, like a baseball or a football? I think that applied to KD in this situation.
It came in an unfortunate Game 5, but Durant’s dunk to finish the first quarter against the Heat had that look to it. A little extra pullback, a little extra elevation, a little extra power.
From KD’s rookie season. Best part is how the ball literally bounces off the top of Rasho Nesterovic’s head after KD throws it through. Double-poster.
Two-hand posters are really underrated.
Just accentuating it is the fact that the poster came in coast-to-coast fashion because on the other end three seconds earlier, KD was blocked Darren Collison’s shot.
I was all ready to rip this video just for the move Durant put on Beasley at the top of the key. And then he went and did that to Marcin Gortat.
Let’s all keep in mind that Roy Hibbert is 7-foot-2. (Also, one extra part I love is the way the ball sounds as it goes in. Like with a little extra thwack! as KD hammers it through.)
Couple things about this one make it my favorite: 1) The magnitude of the game; 2) the elevation KD gets; 3) the fact OKC went on a big run right after the dunk and 4) the fact it came over Brendan Haywood.