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Throwline Thursdays: DeAndre Jordan

Throwline Thursdays: DeAndre Jordan

clock-circular-outline Posted March 01, 2024

This Throwline Thursdays we look back at one of the most explosive moments in NBA history: DeAndre Jordan’s poster dunk over Brandon Knight.

 Throwline Thursdays: DeAndre Jordan

The iconic dunk by DeAndre Jordan over Brandon Knight in 2013 stands as a legendary moment in NBA history, emblematic of the sheer athleticism and spectacle of professional basketball. 

During a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Detroit Pistons, as part of the Clippers' celebrated ‘Lob City’ era, Jordan executed one of the most memorable dunks of all time.

The play occurred when Chris Paul lobbed the ball towards the rim, setting up Jordan for an explosive alley-oop dunk. Brandon Knight, attempting to defend, found himself in the unfortunate position of being on the receiving end of Jordan's monstrous slam.


This moment transcended the game itself, capturing the imaginations of fans and players alike. It was not just the physical act of the dunk that left a lasting impression but the emotional and psychological impact it had on those who witnessed it.

Knight's attempt to challenge Jordan, only to be overwhelmingly outmatched, symbolised the relentless and often brutal competition found at the highest levels of sports.

Let’s take a look at this iconic moment below:

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