It was the dunk heard around the world. Last night, the high-wire act of the Los Angeles Clippers added another amazing highlight to their catalog when center DeAndre Jordan stuffed Brandon Knight’s hopes and dreams through the hoop.
In any event, this dunk would be enough to make any player feel crawling into a hole and not coming out for the rest of the season. However, thanks to the power of social media, the dunk went viral and caught reactions from all over the sports world.
The runaway candidate for the 2013 dunk of the year and one of the greatest in-game dunks you will ever see caught reactions from LeBron James to Larry Fitzgerald and shut down Twitter for a good forty minutes last night. So many things about this dunk make it memorable. Jordan’s face afterwards, Matt Barnes fleeing from the scene of the crime, the little children going crazy, the old man pointing at Brandon Knight’s lifeless body, it all makes for an instant classic.
If you haven’t watched Sportscenter in the last twelve hours, check out the dunk below and see how the world reacted to it after the jump.