It turns out there's still some lift left in Tayshaun Prince's old legs after all. In fact, quite a bit of lift, as it so happens.
In Wednesday night's Game 5 matchup, Marc Gasol came up with a block on Serge Ibaka on one end, Mike Conley hit Prince in stride, and Tayshaun took off from the dotted free-throw circle, dunking over most of the guys in white on the court.
With the initial shock of seeing Prince absolutely dismantle Serge Ibaka and three-fifths of the Thunder on the court, most of the people on Twitter just couldn't handle their excitement.
Tayshaun "Illegal German Knees" Prince.— Marcel Mutoni (@marcel_mutoni) May 16, 2013
YOU GOT DUNKED TAYSH-ON, FIRST TEAM— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 16, 2013
TAYSHAUN PRINCE SAY WHAT?!?!— The Brooklyn Game (@TheBKGame) May 16, 2013
"GOOD NIGHT, SWEET." - PRINCE— netw3rk (@netw3rk) May 16, 2013
Prince didn't just throw down a dunk during some heated postseason action, he threw down a dunk in traffic with three defenders coming at him.
THREE DUDES. THREE.
— Myles Brown (@mdotbrown) May 16, 2013
Tayshaun Prince just dunked over a good 5 to 6 arms— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) May 16, 2013
Not only was Prince able to throw down what could possibly be the most emphatic dunk of his post-athletic life, but he also came up with a block earlier in the game that made this one of the most highlight-laden games from Prince in the past four years.
Between that block and that dunk, future generations will think Tayshaun Prince was a legend.
— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) May 16, 2013