DeMar DeRozan Nearly Pulled Off An Impossible 360 Dunk Last Night That LeBron Claims Would Have Been Top 5 All-Time

I think this is the first time we’ve ever posted a missed dunk on this site, so it had to be pretty fucking special to warrant a post. That it was.

With just over two minutes left in the U.S.A.’s 50 point romp game over China in Oakland last night, DeMar DeRozan nearly ended a defender’s career with a spinning 360 dunk that nearly missed, but drew a foul. The US bench reacted with utter hysteria, amounting in an undeserved technical foul. When you see a 360 dunk over an opposing center, you react out of impulse, not out of poor sportsmanship.

Anyhoo, LeBron took a break from having a threesome with his Larry O’Brien trophy and Finals MVP trophy to chime in on the near miracle.

76ers point guard Kendall Marshall also chimed in.

When you’re up by 52, Kendall. When you’re up by 52.

7’1” Jazz Center Rudy Gobert was likely sitting at home screaming at the defender to move the fuck out the way. He knows all too well of DeMar’s explosiveness.

7’2” former French Center Frederic Weis must’ve been praying DeRozan banged that home so we can finally stop talking about when Vince Carter demoralized him in 16 years ago in what was the best in-game dunk in basketball history.

[h/t Deadspin]

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