Get my dad talking about his college playing career long enough and he’ll surely tell you about how he was never dunked on, even going so far as to foul guys before they had a chance to jump. He’s a nice guy who loves smiling, so it would be a fun conversation for you, but that’s not the point. The point is that getting dunked on is no fun. It’s embarrassing, you probably get called for a foul and you give up two points — all bad things, which is why no one except Ron Artest wants it to happen.
Gibson had a highlight-reel dunk early in the second quarter when he threw down a vicious two-hander over Wade, leading to a three-point play. How impressive was it? Even Wade clapped about six times when he saw the replay. “That was a good one,” Wade said. “I really got punked. It was good. It was a very athletic play. I knew I didn’t have a chance. I was backpedaling when I saw him take off. He’s very athletic.”
That’s great. Classic “game recognize game” scenario, much like when Amar’e Stoudemire gave Blake Griffin the ol’ eyebrows following his demolition of Timofey Mozgov. A guy like Dwyane Wade has enough experience cramming on guys that he can give props when someone gets him back, so it’s awesome that he did. Give this guy an “NBA Cares” commercial because he is being a good sport about it.
Now all we need to know is how Omer Asik feels about getting dunked on by his own teammate. I’m sure he had to fight some pretty serious urges to not block that attempt.