Hakim Warrick’s dunk reminds me of the one time he made me scream like a little girl. My details might be a little blurry, but the moral of the story remains. Warrick was playing for Syracuse, and he picked up his dribble with both feet well outside the lane. His teammate was open underneath the hoop, so Warrick’s defender left Warrick alone to keep him from passing to the wide open teammate. Still with no dribble and not wanting to shoot a jumper, Warrick just took off. From a standstill, with — I repeat — both feet outside the paint (!), Warrick trampolined himself toward the basket. He outstretched his arm, over a defender, and defied gravity on his way to the rim. He looked like the dude from The Rocketeer.
Alas, Warrick missed the dunk. But it might have been the most exciting miss in NCAA basketball history.
Click the jump for a dunk that should have made the top ten.
Rule #1 of life: When a 6’1″ point guard dunks on somebody’s face, he should make the weekly top ten.
On a side note (and this is going to sound weird), I absolutely adore watching the Pacers play so far. Coming into the season, they were just about the only team I DIDN’T want to see. Danny Granger’s boring and everyone else on their team (besides Collison) pretty much sucks, right?
Well, maybe that’s right. But they’re also damn exciting. They get out and run, they try to force turnovers, and Josh McRoberts never met a ball he didn’t want to dunk.
I’m telling you, go watch the Pacers play basketball. They’re actually fun to watch.