Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 1/12/12

Down one point with about 23 seconds to play, Sonny Weems, currently of Zalgiris Kaunas and formerly of the Toronto Raptors, decided to take matters into his own hands.  Sonny was asked to inbound the ball on the deciding play, but he made sure he got it right back.  He then ran the clock down to about seven seconds, elected not to use a screen set by one of his teammates, and drove hard to his left.  He easily left a helpless defender in his wake and finished with a two-handed crush over another guy.  Via the InsideHoops forums…

Nice dunk, but the craziest thing about this play?  It’s got to be Sonny’s explosive speed.  Notice that he starts his move with precisely seven seconds to go, and that 4.8 of those seconds are still on the clock as he’s dunking the ball through the hoop.  In about two seconds, Sonny took the ball from within a few feet of half court and smashed it on someone.  I have no idea how long it takes an average player to cover that kind of distance, but two seconds seems really impressive, and Sonny looked like he was using jet propulsion on the play.

I’m not sure how many points Sonny scored in the game because I’ve been unable to find a box score.  It wasn’t a Euroleague game, and I’m having trouble navigating Zalgiris’s website because it’s not published in English.  I can tell you that he’s played pretty well in Lithuania, especially compared to former teammate Ty Lawson.  He’s one of Euroleague’s top scorers, and this wasn’t even his first game-winning dunk.

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