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Victor Oladipo with the 360-slam against the Nets (VIDEO)

Nov 3, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

Jason Kidd made his debut patrolling the sidelines for the Nets, but his presence had no impact on the outcome of the game, at least in terms of where the Nets were concerned.

Orlando cruised to a 107-86 victory, and rookie Victor Oladipo not only contributed 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in just 21 minutes of action off the bench, but he also electrified the hometown fans by throwing down this 360-slam after getting loose in transition.

A lot of guys can make the highlight reels if given the opportunity while uncontested, but perhaps more impressive was the physical defense on Deron Williams that created the steal and the opportunity to put on a bit of a show.

  1. johngalt1783 - Nov 3, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Bush league play. KG will remember and the next time Oli drives the lane with KG on the court send the kids out of the room.

    • sportsfan18 - Nov 4, 2013 at 6:11 AM

      Bush league? If you’re a basketball fan then I’m sure some of the players on the team or teams you root for over the yrs have done this or similar things…

      Liking it when it’s your team and not others is hypocritical…

      Maybe you’re not a basketball fan… if so then don’t post.

  2. iheartharvin - Nov 3, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Wolves are 3-0, knocking off the Knicks and Thunder and there isn’t any coverage, just stupid videos like this. What a joke.

    • sportsfan18 - Nov 4, 2013 at 6:13 AM

      Uh… I’m not a Magic fan but they receive a lot less attention than most teams…

      The Wolves with Love and Rubio will receive much more press this season than the Magic will so get a grip…

  3. 407magic - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    @john …victor did a spin move around KG also drove by him a couple other times. KG can’t even keep up with him to give him a hard foul.
    He might have to trip him but that would be dirty. I’m sure he was talking trash at some point but can you really talk trash when you’re down 15-20pts most of the 2nd half?

  4. captainwisdom8888 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Anybody else count 3 steps there? Not that I expect NBA refs to call a travel when it happens…

    • adamsjohn714 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      They’re never going to call it on a complete breakaway. They pretty much only call it when it gives the offensive player a distinct advantage.

      • kingtotz - Nov 4, 2013 at 4:36 AM

        A violation is a violation. They should’ve called it.

      • adamsjohn714 - Nov 4, 2013 at 4:52 AM

        I agree, but I also understand why they didn’t call it. Breakaway dunks are for the fans, and the NBA is a business. Fairness is part of that product, so rules exist, but entertainment is also a part, so rules can be bent.

    • sportsfan18 - Nov 4, 2013 at 6:15 AM

      Yes, maybe even 4 steps…

      I’m an IU grad from way back in 1989 so I’m rooting for Victor… but technically he did walk on this play…

  5. themagicfanguy - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM


  6. rickyspanish - Nov 4, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    I’m fine with that not being a foul, but keep it consistent.

  7. Kevin S. - Nov 4, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    It’s easy to get breakaway dunks when you can steal the ball by hip-checking the other player. Joey Crawford was blatantly calling the game Orlando’s way once they jumped out to a double-digit lead in the third. It got so bad that the Nets’ broadcasting team, widely known for it’s impartiality and non-homerism, was constantly calling him out for it throughout the second half.

    • adamsjohn714 - Nov 4, 2013 at 6:39 AM

      So the Nets’ broadcasting team started suggesting things were unfair when their team was losing by a wide margin to a team they’re supposed to be better than? That’s incredulous!!!! Surely they’re beyond reproach, so it must be true.

      • Kevin S. - Nov 4, 2013 at 7:44 AM

        When you’ve been repeatedly praised for your impartiality, it raises some more eyebrows when you do call out the refs. This wasn’t exactly Tommy Heinsohn calling the plays.

    • rodyaugu - Nov 4, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      That because he was trying to fight off garnett’s illegal screen.

  8. themagicfanguy - Nov 4, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Yep, it was all the refs fault. Had nothing to do with the fact that Brooklyn couldn’t buy a bucket.

    • Kevin S. - Nov 4, 2013 at 7:40 AM

      I fully acknowledge that the Nets dug themselves a hole they had no business being in, but they really weren’t given the opportunity to get out of it. Orlando was getting away with muggings, and the Nets were getting called for ticky-tacky fouls. Both were usually happening on plays involving Andrei Kirilenko, for whatever reason. Sometimes the refs really are just calling it one way. Watch Oladipo’s steal and tell me that was in any way clean. He shouldered D-Will off his dribble right in front of the ref – no call. Tell me something else happened. Just go ahead and do it.

      • rodyaugu - Nov 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM

        If you watch closely he was just trying to fight off Garnett’s illegal screen.

      • Kevin S. - Nov 4, 2013 at 1:32 PM

        What are you talking about? Garnett is trying to set the screen, and yes if the play had developed to the point where he actually screen Oladipo it should have been called as a foul, but he never contacts Oladipo and Oladipo never looks at him, so how can he be “fighting through” a screen?

  9. 407magic - Nov 4, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Lebrun and Kobe travel on most plays driving to the basket and it’s rarely called so why should they call a hop step on a break away dunk on a lopsided game.

    Yes VO might of got away with a foul but if you watch closely the nets got away with some also. Like when harkless went in on a fast break with jameer and got blocked. He was hit all along his arm. That lady ref didn’t call a foul.
    Nets got out played its simple as that.

  10. louhudson23 - Nov 4, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Great game by Victor. This play was the least impressive thing he did all night. Dunks like this can be seen on lots of courts(replete with a clear travel),most days of the week but the solid all around game play he displayed is a much rarer occurrence…leave the dunk highlights to the limited players like Griffin et al….Victor is a basketball player….

  11. opinevain - Nov 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Oladipo will be a star! That spin move he has perfected is sick

  12. themagicfanguy - Nov 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    @Kevin Dude, the Nets got outplayed and lost. No excuses, period. When ya’ll beat Miami there were plenty of bad calls against the Heat, that doesn’t make the win illegitimate. You can call a foul on almost every single drive to the bucket in any NBA game.

    • Kevin S. - Nov 4, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      Hey, I said the Nets played like crap. Repeatedly. But the refs called it all Orlando’s way for the last 15-20 minutes of the game, and this highlight had a particularly egregious example of it.

  13. somekat - Nov 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    When did 3 steps stop being a walk?

    Nice dunk. Would of been nicer if he could of done it with the required 2 steps

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