DeAndre Jordan DUNKS

I was privileged to be in attendance of the DeAndre Jordan dunk over Brandon Knight at Staples Center where the Clippers won handily 129-97 in front of a sell-out crowd. Jordan finished with 13pts & 7rebs. It all started with Chris Paul sending the lob up to Jordan and the rest is history, and when I say history I mean it. Knight went up to block Jordan’s shot just like he was taught to do since playing recreation ball in Fort Lauderdale Florida. DeAndre Jordan’s name was trending on Twitter, the Clippers’ center was leading the NBA with the most mentions per hour on, and NBA superstars were tweeting about him as well.

Even Brandon Knight got in on the fun after the game.

It wasn’t in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol

— Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) March 11, 2013

Best Tweets after the dunk:

LeBron James@KingJamesDeAndre Jordan!!!! Dayyyuummmm!! Dunk of the year #littletikeshoop
Los Angeles Clippers@LAClippers The dunk heard around the world…#ClipperNation where do you rank this dunk by @deandrejordan? #LobCity
Adrian Wojnarowski@WojYahooNBA Column: At 8 inches shorter, 80 pounds lighter, here’s the Brandon Knight reward for doing the right thing: Ridicule.
RealGM@RealGM DeAndre Jordan Dunk Called Best Ever Seen In Person By Blake Griffin (w/Video ICYMI) —
Ric Bucher@RicBucher Ugly as DeAndre Jordan‘s dunk was on Brandon Knight, I’ll never crack on a guy for competing. Especially a small vs. a big…
Info on DeAndre Jordan:
Hyland DeAndre Jordan, Jr. is an American professional basketball player at center for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He played a year of college basketball at Texas A&M University.
Born: July 21, 1988 (age 24), Houston TX
Height: 6′ 11″ (2.11 m)
Salary: 10.08 million USD (2012/2013)

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    I’ve been a Clippers fan for about 20 years and while I attend very few games, I just so happened to be at Staples Center last Sunday when DJ threw down his monster dunk. It was awesome to see it in person, and I also enjoyed watching it over and over again on YouTube and SportsCenter. But then a few days later, the Clippers got completely worked over by the Memphis Grizzlies. I think these two events sort of sum up what the Clippers are. They are a very exciting, athletic team and can dazzle the crowd at any moment, but they are not an elite team and not a championship contender.

    The Grizzlies (and the Thunder and Spurs before them) exposed all of the Clippers’ weaknesses. The Clippers struggle with perimeter defense. They struggle to contain their emotions. They panic when they get down, especially at home. VDN is not a championship caliber coach. And most of all, and something I completely fail to understand, the Clippers do not have a half court offense despite having the consensus best point guard on the planet. There are a little under 20 games left in the season, and I don’t see the Clippers fixing all (or even most) of these issues. So where does that leave them? Probably a first or second round exit from the playoffs, depending on where they are seeded and who they draw in the first round.

    At this point, I think the best case scenario for this season is for the Clippers to get the 3rd seed and the Lakers to get the 6th seed. If the Clippers can eliminate the Lakers in a first round series, that would make this season very notable and one to remember, even if the Clippers do get bounced in the second round (which I think is highly likely). If the Clippers can’t beat the Lakers, it will reaffirm that this is the Lakers’ town.