Chris 'Birdman' Andersen's Dunk Causes Beautiful Kevin Harlan Meltdown

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterApril 22, 2013

Chris "Birdman" Andersen dunked a basketball with such ferocity that it destroyed announcer Kevin Harlan.

With less than a minute to go in the third quarter of Sunday's first-round opener between the Bucks and Heat, Shane Battier clanked a three-point attempt off the rim.

Andersen picked up the garbage for a two-handed dunk that absolutely knocked the socks off TNT's Harlan. Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised to learn Harlan was sent searching for socks blown clear off his feet with this slam.

This is the rare case when the call is far more interesting than the dunk. Andersen, who had 10 points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes, certainly entertained with this jam, but it hardly changed the face of the game, as you might think it had from the call.

According to Harlan, we just saw the most devastating moment in NBA history. I say we get Harlan to work every single slam-dunk contest from here on out, because every attempt would be revolutionary. 

Really, he could have ended with "flapping his wings and soaring for a sweet flush." I mean, you had me at "flapping," Harlan.

But he is not nearly done, because he continues with the epic call, "When you're aerodynamically designed with that hairdo, you can do those kinds of things, with that sweet mohawk."

I like to think there is a Fathead of Birdman that Harlan slaps every morning before he leaves the house, a reminder to be excellent every day.

The Heat went on to win, 110-87, and Harlan managed to collect himself and find a new pair of shorts.

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