michael-garcia - November 27, 2012
I'm nearly at a loss for words on this one. I mean, I've seen plenty of guys get dunked on through the years and it's rare that I think, 'holy shit, that was brutal.' Sure, there are tons of posterizations each season and plenty of them make you put your hand to your mouth and blurt something out loud, but this devastating play that Golden State's Harrison Barnes pulled off is just mean. Just watch the reactions from his teammates, that says it all.
Really, this dunk plays out in perfect fashion. When David Lee is looking to dish from down by the blocks, the entire middle of the lane opens up, Barnes cuts and receives a perfect bounce pass in perfect rhythm. Minnesota's Nikola Pekocvic does what he has to do and jumps to defend, but he never had a chance. I mean, this is just terrifying.