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Andrea Bargnani's Failed Dunk R. Kelly Remix Is Beautiful Moment of NBA Season

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 12, 2017

Presented for your viewing pleasure is one man's journey to get to that elusive rim, battling against gravity, athleticism and two Philadelphia 76ers defenders who would dare stand in the way of him and his dream. 

SB Nation's Rodger Sherman (h/t For the Win) has the rest of the Internet playing catch-up thanks to a masterstroke of brilliance in the form of this video. 

For the uninitiated, the slapstick-comedy troupe known as the New York Knicks were busy entertaining the Madison Square Garden audience with their hilarious vaudeville act on Wednesday night. 

In the third quarter of an eventual loss to Philly, 110-106, Knicks resident slam dunk connoisseur Bargnani decided to take the rock to the hole with ferocity. 

Instead, he is blocked near the rim by athletic ability, as well as two defiant Sixers defenders, who decided to take their lives into their own hands by standing in front of the explosiveness that is a Bargnani dunk attempt. 

There would be no dunk, not this time. 

And because the Internet is as generous as it is genius, we now have that highlight complemented by really the perfect background music: R. Kelly's iconic "I Believe I Can Fly."

Sure, the song was once given to the Space Jam soundtrack, but it very much belongs to Bargnani now. He may actually have the rights to the entire R. Kelly catalog because of this beautiful NBA moment. We can't be certain. 

Now, this might not even be the best highlight of the season from the Knicks big man, because we are still keen on the exhilarating defensive exhibition he showcased against the San Antonio Spurs:The Knicks are now losers of five straight and slipped to 15-27 on the season. The real bad news is that we have to wait until Friday to watch them take the court once again. 

At that point, they will welcome the Charlotte Bobcats to MSG for what is sure to be entertainment of the highest order. 


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