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NBA Play of the Day: Bobcats’ Henderson With The Mighty Throwdown

NBA: Charlotte Bobcats at Los Angeles LakersIt was quite a close game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night. And during that close game, there was one play that stood out during the contest. Heck, one play that stood out that night. Hell, I’ll even go as far as one play that stood out during the week.

It was a mess under the basket after Ramon Sessions attempted a lay-up. Bismack Biyombo got the rebound and passed it to Gerald Henderson. Henderson then went up… and up… and up… and kept going up.

He was a little too far from the rim so he did what the guy in front of him did before in a dunk contest. Henderson threw the ball down and into the hoop. It was quite the powerful dunk.

Oh, yeah. To those people that say that it’s not a dunk…

dunk shot

noun
a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket [syn: dunk]

The hands don’t have to touch the rim, fellas.

Anyway, it was amazing how Henderson got up like that. In fact, the dunk was so amazing that Laker Antawn Jamison got up from his seat. Laker player/cheerleader Robert Sacre had to sit him down but I understand Jamison getting hyped over that one.

The Bobcats would end up falling short against the Lakers, 101-100, after Gerald Henderson missed a lay-up that somehow didn’t fall in. If that lay-up went in, the Bobcats fans would celebrate him as the guy that helped the snapping of a long, 11-game losing skid. Instead, Charlotte is now mired in a 12-game losing streak with no end in sight.

At least, Henderson has the consolation of having Play of the Day? You win some, you lose some.

Unfortunately, all the Bobcats have known in the last few weeks is losing.

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Rey Moralde is a Southern California native who has a passion for basketball, old-school video games, sushi, and terrible pop music.

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