Late in my freshman season in college I was getting some rare playing time during a blowout loss at St. John’s when I found myself defending a two on one fast break. As the three of us approached the basket, me back-pedaling the whole way, the ball was passed high over my head. I committed the cardinal sin of trying to jump up to tip the pass. Next thing I knew I was seeing stars, lying on my back, staring up at the rim — and the bottom of a pair of sneakers dangling over me. I was alley-oop dunked on. Hard. Not [nearly] as hard as that one, but hard enough to knock me on my ass. Drunk college kids were yelling at me. It was embarrassing.
So, Brandon Knight, I guess I’ve “been there bro.” (Just with no Twitter, YouTube, or even 1/1,000,000 of the amount of people watching.)
Knight used the opportunity to show his good sense of humor and humility:
(What a dunk.)