balldontlie
balldontlie:


The most vicious acts of posterization carry a fundamental indecency. They endure not just because of great feats of athleticism, but because there is a sense that the dunker has sized up the dunkee and essentially robbed him of his pride and good name. I don’t want to claim that Baron’s dunk [on Andrei Kirilenko] is especially more indecent than all others … but it must rank fairly high on the list.

— Eric Freeman, from Thursday’s entry in our Dunk History series.

balldontlie:

The most vicious acts of posterization carry a fundamental indecency. They endure not just because of great feats of athleticism, but because there is a sense that the dunker has sized up the dunkee and essentially robbed him of his pride and good name. I don’t want to claim that Baron’s dunk [on Andrei Kirilenko] is especially more indecent than all others … but it must rank fairly high on the list.

— Eric Freeman, from Thursday’s entry in our Dunk History series.