ALL BALL NERVE CENTER – If you know basketball, you know posterizing. For those of you who are unaware, the term basically refers to the phenomenon of a person getting dunked on. And at least back in the ’80s, when people had things like posters and stores like Spencer Gifts flourished, these dunking occurances would frequently become memorialized on a poster.
Fast forward to today, and it only makes sense that dunks now live in perpetuity online. Thanks to some creative students out there somewhere in Internet-land, by using posterizing as a “thing,” we might have just found the next great viral internet movement, this time with basketball as the fulcrum.
This gif came across Twitter’s radar late Saturday night, when user Scrimsurlalune tweeted…
It immediately got a lot of notice. For good reason, because there is a lot to notice. A few things I’d like to bring to your immediate attention…
1. The general timing required to pull off this whole endeavor is impressive — the dude with the trash can has to emerge and hold the can up at proper height, just as the dunker runs in and fires the ball off the wall.
2. The big dude strolling through carrying the t-shirt seems transfixed to be witnessing this, just as I would probably be.
3. Nice lefty windmill, bro.
4. After watching this about a dozen times, I wondered if these kids got into any trouble for doing this in school. And then I saw the security guard standing in the back on the right, watching the entire thing take place.
This could easily become…something. And remember — if you get posterized, handle the aftermath with humor…
It wasn't in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol—
Brandon E Knight (@BrandonKnight07) March 11, 2013