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Twitter Erupts as DeAndre Jordan Throws Down Incredible Dunk over Brandon Knight

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31:  DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrates after dunking in the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on October 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 101-92.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIMarch 11, 2013

DeAndre Jordan took off for an explosive alley-oop dunk in the Los Angeles Clippers' big home win against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Brandon Knight somewhat foolishly tried to get in the way, and he paid the ultimate penalty for it—getting posterized by the high-flying Clippers forward.

Few on the Clippers bench could control their emotions after the incredible dunk, and no one at the Staples Center could either. And as it turns out, neither could anybody watching on TV, as Twitter erupted with commentary and opinion on what had just unfolded.

It was as if a chalk outline had been drawn around Knight, as Bleacher Report (h/t @TweetsOpenDoors) showed.

CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler saw things similarly.

ESPN's J.A Adande talked about how Knight's beatdown was slightly similar to a beatdown suffered by someone else in recent history.

He then followed that up with photo evidence as proof. 

As the dunk began to cross sports, players from different area codes started to share their take on the matter, like the New York Jets' Braylon Edwards.

However, it was those within the sport itself that enjoyed this one the most. 

Including Jordan's teammate and dunk king, Blake Griffin.

Will Brinson at CBS Sports showed how much Jordan seemed to enjoy that one. Perhaps he wasn't prepared to look back at the crime scene. 

Robert Littal at Black Sports Online took it one step further by commenting on the commentary and how Knight definitely won't want to see any of it again.

However, Knight must get some credit for at least attempting to stop Jordan—even if it was a somewhat foolish decision to make. The National Post's Bruce Arthur and The Detroit News writer Vincent Goodwill shared their take on the attempted hustle play.

But perhaps the greatest comment of them all came from a Jerry Tipton parody account that proved no matter how much embarrassment Knight suffered at the incredible athleticism of Jordan, he still came out as a pretty big winner from this one.

Though, with that much money, imagine how many posters he'll be able to buy.

 

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