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Harrison Barnes Smashes Nikola Pekovic For Early Dunk Of The Year Candidate

This is just nasty.

In Pekovic’s defense, this was J.J. Barea’s fault. You can see him not picking up Barnes right before he gets the ball and smashes all over his teammate’s pumpkin head. Rotate, J.J., you tiny excuse for a basketball player! ROTATE.

Doesn’t make this any less filthy, though. As the top commenter on the video says: “This should be on BRAZZERS!”

To be fair to the rest of the “dunk of the year” field, and this may be a little unfair to Barnes, but Barnes loses points for smashing on such a bad defensive team. Like taking candy from a baby out there.

This play only happens because Minnesota is so horrible defensively. You gotta rotate after the double team, y’all. Especially if your only good defender (Andrei Kirilenko) is the one doing the doubling. That lane is so wide open, Barnes could’ve done a cartwheel on the way to the rim. Awful defense.

[SB Nation]

  • Troy B

    You’ve heard of Kevin Love, right?

  • Anonymous

    You know Kevin Love doesn’t play defense, right?

  • Troy B

    You know a defensive possession isn’t over until a rebound is collected, right?

  • Anonymous

    Nevermind, you know your basketball. My fault. Which All-Defense team do you think K-Love shows up on this year? 1st? Double 1st?

  • MrCharlie

    Can someone explain the hype of this dunk to me? I really don’t get it.

  • Troy B

    Pretty high and mighty for someone who writes for a third-rate website, aren’t we? Don’t worry, talking down to your (clearly masochistic) readers should have you moving up to legitimacy in no time.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for tip. Still waiting for an answer as to how Kevin Love’s rebounding skills would’ve helped him defend this dunk, though. Whenever you’re ready.

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