Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats visited the Los Angeles Lakers last night, carrying with them a league-leading 11-game losing streak (the streak was a topic on yesterday's Pardon the Interruption on ESPN). But the Bobcats usually play the Lakers well and have upset them several times over the years, so I felt going into it that they shouldn't be easily counted out. Last night was a great game, and even though the 'Cats couldn't end their streak, they played hard and lost by only one point, 101-100.

What many sports fans are talking about today, however, is Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson's monstrous dunk over Dwight Howard in the fourth quarter.

See the video below of Gerald's dunk (notice how even a couple of the Lakers players on the bench get excited).

When I saw it, I immediately thought of two things. One was the irony that it was over Dwight because it was similar to Superman's dunk in the NBA All-Star Game in 2008, particularly how he leaped from far away and threw down the ball without actually touching the rim. And secondly, I thought of how fans in the Staples Center are accustomed to seeing these kinds of highlights in person, usually from L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin (again, another non-hand-touching-rim posterizing dunk).

Next Wednesday, the day after Christmas, the Bobcats play host to the Miami Heat, which should be an exciting game to watch. On my Dusk Till Dawn nightlife blog, read about the team's season-long Wednesday Night Basketball promotion, which includes some cool free stuff with your game ticket.


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