It has been nearly a decade since Gerald Green executed his most famous dunk. He blew out a candle on a cupcake while dunking at the 2008 NBA Dunk Contest.
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Since then, Green has become an NBA journeyman, jumping from team to team and even playing in Russia for two seasons. Now 30 years old, the Boston Celtics guard proved in Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors that he can still fly above the rim.
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In the middle of the fourth quarter, Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas lobbed a beautiful long-range alley-oop pass to Green, who caught the ball and threw it down with serious authority. Few players his age can still get their head above rim level like Green did.
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Besides the amazing dunk, some of the player reactions were great too. You could tell Thomas was impressed.
And Celtics center Al Horford couldn’t believe what happened.
Green’s dunk was a nice highlight, but the Raptors won the game 114-106. Green finished with 14 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes of play.