Pacers' Green gets head near rim during huge dunk vs. Jazz

Thursday December 20th, 2012


By Ben Golliver

The world has known that Pacers guard Gerald Green could get way, way up ever since the "Cupcake Dunk" during the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest and we got another reminder back in October, when a picture leaked from a team practice that showed him jumping so high his entire head was above the rim.

In the fourth quarter of a blowout win over the Jazz on Wednesday, Green got a chance to unveil the hops during a game. With the Pacers leading 94-72 with a little more than four minutes remaining, Green drove hard past Alec Burks from the right wing. Utah's bigs weren't in position to contest the drive and Earl Watson could only slap at his arm as Green cocked back a right-hand stuff, getting his head near rim level.

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