There might not be too many New Jersey Nets highlights this year but, if there is one play that takes your mind off the Linsanity (is that still around?) across the Hudson River, it's this powerful dunk by Gerald Green.
Against the Houston Rockets Saturday night in Newark, Green— the journeyman NBA player— took a fast break pass from MarShon Brooks and raced full court to throw down the windmill alley-oop with authority.
Everyone knows Green can get air— he did win the 2007 slam-dunk contest and wowed the crowd by blowing out a candle on a cupcake placed on the rim— but this was really insane.
Green's acrobatics might have given the fans in Prudential Center some high-flying entertainment and the Nets a small rally but you knew there had to be payback for the moment of glory.
Later, Green would inadvertently tip the ball into Rockets' basket with 1:03 left giving Houston a lead they would not relinquish.
Green finished with 26 points as the Nets lost to the Rockets 112-106.
The New Jersey Nets may not have many things going their way this year, but they now have a legitimate candidate for dunk of the year. Gerald Green was on the receiving end of an alley-oop from Marshon Brooks and did a windmill which brought down the house.
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Take this from a Net fan that has suffered through yet another disappointing season, it is rare you get to see something exciting that doesn’t involve Deron Williams. That moment happened late in the 3rd quarter when Gerald Green took a fast-break alley-oop pass from rookie Marshon Brooks and windmilled it into the hoop with authority.
Just watch it.
This guy is just looking down at the hoop while mashing a sick windmill on an alley-oop. Now I know the Nets suck so nobody cares, but if Blake Griffin did the same thing, everyone at ESPN would have immediately creamed in their pants. Windmill pioneer Dominique Wilkins would definitely be proud.
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