Was Jeffery Taylor’s dunk a 180, 270 or 360? Is any 360 really a 360?
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Look, 99% of “360 dunks” done in NBA history, from Jordan to Nique to Kobe to Vince, have been closer to 180 dunks than 360 dunks but it’s acceptable to call them 360 dunks.
Last night vs the Lakers, Jefferey Taylor threw down what NBA.com is calling a “270” but if you called it a 180 or a 360 nobody would really argue with you…although I think this is the first time I’ve ever heard somebody call a dunk a 270. Then again, it’s been amusing to see how the NBA’s YouTube channel has evolved and in an attempt to relate to their young social media using target market, they have embraced the lingo of sites like Ballislife that often say “sick” and “nasty” in ALL CAPS with an exclamation point at the end about every above average dunk.
Back to the original topic of players spinning a certain amount of degrees in the air. Just two weeks ago, they considered the following John Wall dunk a “360” and I’m not sure that was any more of a 360 than Taylor’s “270.” You decide.
If you are actually having fun with this experiment then watch the following “540” and “720” and discuss what you think the appropriate number really is.
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