PLAYA VISTA, Calif. By the time Clippers center DeAndre Jordan got home Sunday night, he had already picked up a few thousand Twitter followers who had seen the thunderous dunk he threw down over Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight.
Then he watched it and saw the reactions of his teammates and fans.
I thought they were going to invite me to the White House, Jordan said Monday, but I guess not.
One day later, the Clippers were still in awe of the dunk the 6-foot-11 Jordan made in his teams 129-97 win over the Pistons. Knight, who tried in vain to block the shot, hit the floor with a thud and wound up flat on his back after Jordan took a lob pass from Chris Paul and slammed it with his right hand.
That one was unreal, said Paul, who walked over to check on Knight. I think I was more worried about B. Knight, too. I was seriously concerned. I wasnt trying to be disrespectful. I was concerned because he hit his head.
The Clippers were in awe. Matt Barnes sprinted to the other end...