Grizzlies Bench Erupts After Witnessing Zach Randolph Dunk Off The Oldest Fastbreak Ever
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Even in his prime, Zach Randolph has never had hops. The Grizzly forward is so known for his lack of athleticism, I made a post called “Proof That Zach Randolph Dunks” after he threw down a bunch of dunk during a Lockout game in Houston…in 2011! So to see him six years later, at the age of 35, finish a fast break with a two-hand dunk, my reaction was similar to the one his teammates Marc Gasol and Chandler Parsons had. Even commentators Reggie “No Hops” Miller and former dunk champ Brent Barry had to question what they witnessed and joked about the fastbreak being the oldest one ever since the assist came from 40-year old Vince Carter.
Speaking of Vince, he showed age ain’t nothing but number and there’s nothing wrong with his hops with this effortless reverse dunk after a whistle.
Back to Z-Bo, he also had another great line off the bench with 18 points on 8 for 13 shooting and 2 for 3 from the 3-point line! His dunk is going to get most of the attention but Randolph’s two threes ties a season-high, which was set just 10 days ago. His nine total 3-pointers in January is more than his season total in 10 of his previous 15 seasons! Now that stat is worth a Grizzlies bench eruption, that is, when they aren’t grounded with more ice than a rap video from Vince Carter’s early days of Vinsanity.