Top Play: Emeka Okafor circus shot buzzer beater to force OT
I don’t think Okafor has ever taken a shot from this deep in his entire life until last night. What’s more impressive is how off-balance he was to still bank it in. Fortunately New Orleans beat the Jazz in overtime 121-117.
Runner-up: Derrick Williams’ put back dunk on Duke
After watching yesterday’s game, Derrick Williams = GOD (and the first overall pick)!
Yesterday ESPN released one of its best 30 for 30 documentaries to date, chronicling the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” freshmen of the early 90s. The team included Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. All five started and reached the national championship games in 1992 and 1993, their freshman and sophomore years. The video above is the first half of the documentary. Hit the jump to watch the remaining half.
What makes this 30 for 30 the best yet is the mix of player interviews, never-before-seen home footage, and Jalen Rose. Rose provides some of the most humorous commentary (such as “I thought Christian Laettner was an overrated p***y”). This ESPN doc is a must-watch for all sports fans.
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Here are yesterday’s top plays:
Top Play: Illinois High School Skills Competition Shootout Goal
Some kid from Waubonsie Valley with a sick dangle in the skills comp. I remember trying stuff like this after practice all the time.
Runner-up: Dexter Strickland dunk on Kyle Singler (charging)
When I saw this all I could think about was the similarities between Illinois’ Jereme Richmond’s dunk on Sam Thompson. What were the refs thinking here?