Just for the record… Jordan Farmar didn’t dunk on Kevin Garnett. Did he dunk in the vicinity of Kevin Garnett? Yes. Did Garnett unsuccessfully try to block the dunk? Yes. Was it a nice dunk? Again, yes.
But did he actually dunk ON Kevin Garnett? Not where I come from. Where I come from, to dunk on someone you have to actually dunk over someone’s hand or entire body. You can’t just dunk it somewhere near them before they even get to you. Just look at the dunk — Fisher dunks it and Garnett still hasn’t gotten himself fully back into the play. A few more inches and this could have been a potentially devastating dunk on Garnett’s face, but as it is Farmar simply dunked the basketball before Garnett managed to get himself back into the play.
By the way, crazy story you might not know about Farmar: He had one of the highest vertical leaps in the history of the NBA pre-draft combine. I’m not even kidding. His 42-inch vert was higher than the verts of Tyrus Thomas, Rudy Gay, T-Mac, Jason Richardson, Gerald Green, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard and Amare Stoudemire, among many others.
So why doesn’t he dunk like this more often? Some might say it’s his ears weighing him down. I say the ears help him fly.