Wade’s Thunderous Rim-Rocker, James’ Number Switch Make Headlines

November 13th, 2009 by Scott Hansen Leave a reply »

Shut it down. Good night. Book Dwayne Wade’s place in NBA history.

Despite a loss at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and an announcement that LeBron James is planning to change his jersey number from 23 to six to honor the best player that ever lived in Michael Jordan, Wade made the headlines.

James missed a dunk attempt on one end of the floor. Wade scooped up the rebound, and traveled 94-feet before redefining the term dunking it in somebody’s eye .

Wade took off from the middle of the free-throw lane and launched himself into legend with the greatest dunk ever in an NBA game. Better than Michael’s over Patrick Ewing , better than John Starks while playing for the Knicks on Jordan to return the favor. Almost as good as Vince Carter’s insane leap over a 7-footer in the Olympics .

For the record, the Allen Iverson's dunk off a Derrick Coleman free-throw miss is still one of my favorites. And you can't forget James White when talking about the art of dunking. Europeans never saw anything like what White did in a Turkish dun ...

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