With a couple of exceptional one-handed jams thrown down by Harrison Barnes and Carlos Boozer, there was yet another tough call to be made today. I decided to put this one to a vote, and my friends from the InsideHoops forums chose Boozer by an 8-2 tally. I’m pretty surprised that the polling didn’t turn up a tighter race, but I don’t necessarily disagree with the result. Regardless of how you feel about Boozer, you’ve got to hand it to him here — not often is a shot blocker of Biyombo’s caliber sent to the seat of his shorts.
In addition to power, there is a fair bit of athleticism on display here. Notice that Boozer, who has a reported standing reach of approximately nine feet, gets the entire basketball above the outstretched arm and hand of Biyombo, whose reach extends 3.5 inches higher. Impressive elevation.
Also, he reacted by picking the ball up and smashing it against his own face. That’s one of the most badass things you can possibly do after a dunk like this. It makes you look frightening in the sense that you may not be mentally stable.
Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale:
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