Video: Move over Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook just took the Dunk of the Year prize
We were sure that one of the many Blake Griffin dunks would win the Dunk of the Year prize. We were wrong, it’s going to go to Russell Westbrook.
On Friday night the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the lowly Sacramento Kings and in the process of dishing out a 26-point beating, the two leading lights of the Thunder, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, produced a moment of magic.
This fast break ends with a fantastic Durant pass that Westbrook catches one-handed in mid-air before slamming it home. It’s a breathtaking bit of athleticism and because of the fact that it’s a two-man move, it might just be better than most of Blake’s dunks.
“That was one of the most athletic plays I’ve ever seen,” Durant said after the game. “Probably the dunk of the year but you know Blake Griffin has had a lot of those. But Russell, that was, for a 6-3 point guard to be catching lobs like that man, that was unreal. That ignited us.”
If Durant thinks it's the move of the year then who are we to argue. We don’t know if the Thunder will win the NBA Finals but they have a great chance of landing the dunk of the year via Westbrook.