Originally written on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 11/16/14
It’s long been a theory of mine that Chris Paul is good for precisely one dunk per season.  His traditional jam almost always occurs after a steal… when he takes a look in the rear view and finds a defender in hot pursuit.  At that point, he speeds it up a little bit, gathers himself, and extends upward with the right hand.  Paul hasn’t slammed one home with any degree of ferocity since he sneaky-dunked on Dwight Howard during his sophomore campaign, but to his credit he always manages to avoid getting hung (sometimes by the skin of his teeth).  Truth be told, the vast majority of Paul’s dunks aren’t anything to write home about — it’s just the novelty of it that makes them exciting. As you likely recall, Paul completed his annual dunk for ’12/13 during the third quarter of a recent victory over the San Antonio Spurs.  It was the exact sort of dunk I described above — on the break, uncontested, off of a steal (just like the one he had against the Warriors last season, his first as a Clipper).  As part of the ritual I was sure to get hyped.  I exaggerated in regards to the size of the stuff, sent out a few caps-locked tweets, and shared it with you the next morning.  I think I even called it “the annual Chris Paul dunk,” figuring the fun was over until next year. Turns out that there had been a minor oversight on my part: Chris Paul actually dunked twice last season.  I’d forgotten about his two-hander in Denver, a jam that bucked the one-handed, once-a-year trend that I thought had been established. So… exactly what makes any of this relevant, you ask?  Well, Chris Paul dunked on Saturday night.  Not only did he dunk, but he did so in a half-court scenario, further disproving all of my theories on Chris Paul’s dunking habits. Sometimes it’s fun to be wrong!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Family searching for missing Ohio State football player

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather diss

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Things to be thankful for in the NBA this season

Eric Berry sends out Thanksgiving message

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks about Eminem referencing her

WATCH: Dwayne Harris dirty hit on Nolan Carroll sparks fight

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks Eminem

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.