DeAndre Jordan’s one and only weapon on offense is dunking the ball, and he does it better than just about anyone else his size with his freakish athleticism.
Knowing this, players around the league rarely look to defend him when he is airborne. Why? They don’t want any part of getting posterized by the big man, especially after seeing what happened to Brandon Knight some years ago.
Enter Wednesday night, when Greg Monroe instinctively decided to position himself to take a charge with Jordan coming at him full speed:
Dunk of the year. Posterization of the year. Whatever you want to call it, it was an absolutely filthy dunk and one that was reminiscent of the “throw-in” dunk from Blake Griffin against Kendrick Perkins.
To be fair, it looked like Monroe positioned himself well and in time for it to have been called a charge. The referees saw it differently, however, and he was called for the foul instead.
Former teammate Spencer Dinwiddie saw the posterization and had this to say:
RIP Moose ✊????
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) December 10, 2015
Jim Park is a blogger and Tweet of the Night author of Sheridan Hoops. Follow him on twitter @SheridanBlog.