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The Last Angry Fan:
Best use of Free Bird ever.
The sports world paused in collective wonderment the other night when Spurs forward Matt Bonner actually threw down a monster dunk on the Houston Rockets, with a little rim hanging thrown in for good measure. See, Bonner—aka the Red Rocket—is known more for his shooting prowess than his dunking skills. In fact, this may be the first ever recorded instance of Bonner executing a slam dunk during an actual game. Of course such a momentous occasion deserves to be honored in the most fantastic manner possible.
And what is more fantastic than seeing Bonner’s dunk replayed in slo-motion while Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic Free Bird plays in the background? Absolutely nothing, that’s what.
As awe-inspiring as it is to see Bonner actually dunk—it gave hope to geeky white guys and gingers everywhere—the Houston Rockets should be ashamed they ever let this happen in the first place. Inexcusable defense Houston…totally inexcusable.
[H/T to SportsGrid]
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