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JaVale McGee with huge throwdown dunk over Noah (VIDEO)

Mar 19, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

JaVale McGee can throw down with the best of him (he probably should have beat Blake Griffin in the dunk contest a few years back, I will take his dunk on two baskets over the car dunk every time).

Which brings us to this dunk by McGee on Monday night that is just monster. They don’t even call thee push by Joakim Noah on the body while McGee is mid-air. McGee is one of those amazing athletes that pulls off moves that leave even other NBA players shaking their head like “how did he do that?”

By the way, someone is going to say in the comments that “this is not a dunk” because he threw it down into the rim from a short distance rather than touching the rim. I think you’re wrong. I say any play where a player is above the rim and throws the ball down into the bucket is a dunk. This is a dunk.

  1. readysethike - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    take that shaq

  2. jobotjones - Mar 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    That looked like MJ’s dunk from Space Jam.

  3. zeechball - Mar 19, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Not even a dunk. He threw it in this is trash

    • cmehustle - Mar 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      Yeah maybe it wasnt. But no question this dudes hand was like a foot over the rim at its highest point. Gotta give him a little more credit than to say its trash dont you think?

  4. musilly - Mar 19, 2013 at 4:18 PM


    I think for stat purposes, it’s useful to count this as a dunk: it’s a super high percentage shot from very close range in which, as you say, the ball is thrown through the hoop.
    For the casual fan, though, I don’t think this is a dunk. Dunks are better known as SLAM dunks in order to highlight the SLAM…that loud sound when hand grabs rib as/after it’s thrown down.

    Dunk or not, it’s definitely entertainment. You can always count on McGee for that, for good or ill.

  5. badintent - Mar 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    It looked like a Hell Fire Missile !! Slam dunk label was too tame for that Super Nova !!

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