Add Rudy Gobert to the lengthy listing of NBA large males and star skills who’ve been on the receiving finish of a highlight-reel dunk from Jaylen Brown.
The Celtics wing threw down top-of-the-line dunks of his spectacular NBA profession on Monday evening, posterizing the Timberwolves middle throughout the first quarter.
With 8:37 remaining within the opening body, Brown made Karl-Anthony Cities chunk on a shot faux, slipping previous the Minnesota large man on the 3-point line and charging towards the paint.
With Gobert — a three-time NBA Defensive Participant of the Yr — serving because the final line of protection, Brown took flight, elevating over Gobert and finally knocking him to the hardwood with a seismic dunk.
You’ll be able to watch Brown’s dunk beneath, from a number of angles:
Brown is without doubt one of the greatest within the NBA in terms of ending by means of contact whereas hovering to the rim. However the 27-year-old swingman additionally has some historical past with Gobert.
Again in March 2023, Brown and Gobert acquired right into a back-and-forth alternate after the middle struck a masked Brown within the face only a month after struggling a facial fracture.
“I most likely wanted to get hit within the face to get me going slightly bit,” Brown stated postgame. “I felt like Gobert was being slightly reckless. I already acquired a damaged cheekbone from [Jayson Tatum] so once I acquired hit within the face, I reacted.”
Lower than eight months after that testy sport in Minnesota, it looks like Brown acquired the final snort in opposition to Gobert.
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