I was talking to Boozer after the game, and I asked him if they were going to give Andrei Kirilenko a hard time for his role in Baron’s dunk of the season. Boozer said they wouldn’t, because it’s the playoffs and Kirilenko needed support more than ribbing. He said they needed to keep Kirilenko’s confidence up.
But before I walked away, he added a strong eye roll and blew a gust of air through his cheeks.
“That was an amazing play,” Boozer said.
That was B. Diddy’s best dunk since taking off with a one-hand tomahawk over Chris Andersen when New Orleans came to town last season. That was his best dunk since banging on Jermaine O’Neal in the playoffs, back when Baron played for Charlotte.
Adding insult to injury, he bust Andrei in the chops on his way to embarrassing the 6-foot-9 shot-blocking specialist — and Kirilenko got the foul!
Here’s some quotage from Baron’s highlight:
“I shocked myself on that dunk. Knowing we were up, I just tried my luck.”
“It was the greatest dunk I have ever seen with my eyes in person.”
“Man, that was incredible. That was old B-Diddy, when he was in Charlotte. That was incredible.”
So, what was you’re impression? Where does that rank?