On Tuesday night, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan almost became a dunking legend.
In a Team USA exhibition game against China, DeRozan went up for a 360-degree, two-handed jam on one of China’s players. But he couldn’t pull it off. Team USA won the game, blowing out China 107-57.
DeRozan almost had the best poster dunk of all time. It’s amazing when a player goes up for a 360 dunk uncontested, let alone attempting one against an opponent.
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LeBron James tweeted the dunk would’ve been one of the best ever had DeRozan completed it.
DeRozan came close to cementing his place in dunk lore, but he’s not the only NBA player who has missed a dunk that could’ve been incredible.
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Remember when former Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown nearly jumped over former NBA guard Jason Richardson?
During his days at North Carolina, Vince Carter missed an off-the-backboard alley oop dunk that would have been spectacular.
DeRozan is in good company, but he would’ve been in a league of his own if he had completed the dunk.
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