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Mark Jackson knows a few things about devastating dunks. The current Golden State Warriors coach was a victim of one of the all-time great in-your-face slams when he was a member of the New York Knicks. Unfortunately for Jackson, Tom Chambers was at his superhuman best back then, and Jackson made the mistake of trying to step in for a charge while Chambers barreled toward the hoop on a fast break.
The result was not pretty. After taking the full brunt of Chambers’ fury in his chops, Jackson is not easily impressed by run-of-the-mill dunks.
Not even Jackson could pretend not to be impressed with Harrison Barnes‘ dunk over Nikola Pekovic on Saturday, however.
Barnes, a rookie out of North Carolina, destroyed the Minnesota Timberwolves center with an early candidate for dunk of the year. Pekovic is no easy target, either — the guy suffered a painful sprained ankle two weeks ago and refused to use crutches, scoffing that his injury was “only pain.” But the work Barnes put on him Saturda...
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Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes dunks on Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic. On top of the dunk of the year candidate last night, the Warriors also got the victory over Minnesota to move to 8-6. Not sure I could show my face again in the NBA if I was Nikola. I mean damn. That is the definition of posterized. Check out the dunk below.
Golden State Warriors rookie forward Harrison Barnes has a warrant out for his arrest. The crime took place last night when Barnes assaulted Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic in one of the worst poster dunks of all-time! Watch the aerial-assault below.
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My condolences to Utah Jazz’s Nikola Pekovic. Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes baptized him on Saturday night with this dunk. When Harrison’s coach Mark Jackson was asked what he thought of the dunk, he was so impressed it threw him to a flashback moment when Tom Chambers made him highlight reel fodder. Jackson [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Dunk of the Year. In the second quarter of the final game on Saturday night’s schedule, a cutting Harrison Barnes received a bounce pass from David Lee. The perfectly-timed dish put Barnes in position to score, but with the imposing, six-foot-eleven, 300-pound presence that is Nikola Pekovic looming between he and the goal, Harrison knew...
Say what you want about Harrison Barnes not being aggressive, but here’s a clip of him throwing down a one handed dunk on Nikola Pekovic. He even took the bump and was still able to get up and smash on Pekovic’s head. Source: Dime Magazine
Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors) lets Nikola Pekovic (Minnesota Timberwolves) know that he is ready for the NBA with this dunk in today's game.
You knew something quite humiliating was coming at Minnesota's Nikola Pekovic when Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes came barreling towards him in the paint.
And by "humiliating," I mean Barnes absolutely made Pekovic look silly for even attempting to get in his way.
Check out Barnes' nasty one-handed dunk over the big man and giving him the stare down after he...
It appears that we have a candidate of "NBA dunk of the year" courtesy of Golden State Warriors rookie forward Harrison Barnes back on Saturday night.Watch as he throws down this monster dunk on Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic:
Golden State Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes is showing why he was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Barnes has the early favorite for Dunk of the Year after he threw it down all over Timberwolves’ Nikola Pekovic.
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