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Video: Jeremy Evans posterizes Gerald Wallace

Posted on: December 21, 2011 11:22 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 11:37 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

Wednesday night's preseason game between the Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers was all fun and games until Jazz forward Jeremy Evans decided to start jumping over people.

Evans, 24, is a second-year player out of Western Kentucky. It won't matter If he never has a better play than this during his NBA career because this was top-shelf.

Jazz forward Josh Howard found Evans trailing in transition, dishing the ball to him just inside the free throw line. Taking a gather step, Evans sprung into the air as Blazers forward Gerald Wallace moved in to take a charge. Evans catapulted over the top of Wallace -- striking a pose reminiscent of Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard's "Superman" dunk during the Slam Dunk Contest -- and threw the ball down into the rim from outside the protected circle.

Unfortunately, this early candidate for "Dunk of the Year" was called off as the referee whistled Evans for a charge. The call erased the two points but the memories will live forever. Jiminy Christmas.

Here's the video of Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans posterizing Portland Trail Blazers forward Gerald Wallace.


Comments

Since: Jul 5, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Video: Jeremy Evans posterizes Gerald Wallace

Hey Lee, instead of pointing out the MOST obvious X's and O's of basketball, y not try and enjoy the unbelieveable display of athleticism?

If you think that play hurt his team u r either 75 years old or u never played the game, both of which r fine.    
  



Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 2:15 am
 

Video: Jeremy Evans posterizes Gerald Wallace

Lee just shut up and enjoy the dunk. Anyone would have gotten hyped up just after a dunk like that. he didn't know untill the ref called it offensive foul.



Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:37 am
 

Video: Jeremy Evans posterizes Gerald Wallace

Harmed his team how?  By costing them 2 points in a pre-season basketball game?  Whatever dude, that dunk was sick regardless of whether it reset them back to zero points in a preaseason game.  If you can't admire the physical awesomeness of where this guy plants his feet and proceeds to still throw it down over another player you are bitter for some reason.  I noticed your little homage to Wallace, perhaps you're a Portland fan or a Gerald Wallace fan.  Either way, getting so buttsore as to post your little taking a charge lecture is fairly sad.  I mean who are you, my previous high school basketball coach?  JeezUndecided



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Video: Jeremy Evans posterizes Gerald Wallace

It is a little surprising, Ben, that you celebrate a move that is an offensive foul and a turnover. Being posturized is when the offensive player completes a great dunk over the defense of an opponent. Wallace, a veteran, taught the rook (almost) a lesson about the game. It might feel good going down but it hurt his team with the turnover.

And yes, Wallace was there and set in time to take the charge. Lots of people do not know who Gerald Wallace is but I suspect that will change this year as he finally plays for a contender (ok - maybe marginal but top five in the West.) Wallace can soar with the best and is so smart. He willingly gives up his body to make a great defensive play. It is not all about the offense. So no dunk. No points. No possession retention and no poster. Just another rookie mistake.



Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Video: Jeremy Evans posterizes Gerald Wallace

DAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!  They called that a charge?  Whatever, that in no way, shape or form diminshes the degree of sick-nasty involved in that dunk.  Nice jam kid!



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Video: Jeremy Evans posterizes Gerald Wallace

Did they actually call that a charge?  You can't only look at whether or not the defensive player is outside the circle, but more importantly is whether or not his feet were set before the offense player took off, and in this case they were not.  Textbook blocking foul, and what a dunk!


roomning
Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:00 pm
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tarzan67
Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:26 am
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