Back in early November at MSG, Sam Dekker came up with a steal and the opportunity to make all white guys proud with a fancy breakaway dunk. Like Billy Hoyle, he failed to dunk. Actually, he didn’t even get to attempt a dunk because he tripped on air and fell. After the game, he took to twitter to explain what happened.
“The floor monster caught me tonight… that’s what happens when white guys get excited to try and dunk on somebody. #JustShootThrees”
On December 9th of 2016, Dekker redeemed himself by giving us one of the best dunks of the year and brutal examples of white-on-white crime in the history of the league. Enes Kanter was not only the victim of the dunk, he also got a death stare from Dekker as he tried to get off his knees and figure out what just hit him.
It was redemption for his Shaqtin’ a fool moment before Thanksgiving. It was an early Christmas present for Rex Chapman, Tom Chambers, Thunder Dan, Brent Barry and all the others who fought the stereotype that “white men can’t jump!”