Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 1/1/13
Happy New Year, loyal readers!  On the first day of 2013, I present to you the final POTDs of 2012.  Let us begin with Vince Carter, who turns 36 years old in a couple of weeks.  You’d never know it by the looks of this jam… I was never a fan of VC’s motorcycle celebration, but over the past few seasons I think I’ve come to like it.  These days, I appreciate a Half Man slam far too much to quibble over such things as post-dunk antics.  Rev that bike, Vince! Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale: 7/10 For New Year’s Eve, Orlando Magic rookie DeQuan Jones gets the nod.  Jones went unselected in last summer’s draft, but he got the better of perennial All-Star Chris Bosh on this particular play.  As if he were a running back, watch DeQuan collect the handoff and toast Udonis Haslem with an abrupt cutback.  With the help of a nice block from Nikola Vucevic, he takes it all the way to the house… Honorable mention to Hakim Warrick, who made a big play in an interesting game.  I nearly gave Warrick the honors, but a Marco Belinelli reach doesn’t exactly constitute the type of defensive effort that makes for a winning poster dunk in my humble opinion.  Sorry, Hak. Dunk rating on the Starbury Nastiness Scale: 7/10 2012/13 Daily Poster Stats Throwback Poster of the Day: Cuttino Mobley on Eddie Griffin…
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