Sunday , Apr , 27 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Great Playoff Moments, Day 8: Golden State’s Baron Davis Poster Jobs Utah’s Andrei Kirilenko


Great Playoff Moments, Day 8: Golden State's Baron Davis Poster Jobs Utah's Andrei KirilenkoYears ago, grammar teachers attacked Webster’s dictionary for recognizing bling as a word. Well, why not include poster-job?

Yes, poster-job. Here’s a definition: to dunk on an opponent with such ferocity that fans scream, fall from their couch, and spill beer. The poster-job then receives more youtube plays than Kim Kardashian’s sex tape.

I’ve also got a visual -not of the Kardashian sex tape, but of a poster-job.

Rewind to last year’s Western Conference Semi-Finals between Utah and Golden State. Baron Davis, fresh off a career-defining series versus Dallas, was in fine form. The chubby one-guard froze Deron Williams on a shot-fake, attacked the basket with three hard dribbles, and crammed the ball on a rotating Andrei Kirilenko.

Oracle Arena went nuts. Davis ruffled his jersey in delight, while teammate Stephen Jackson brushed that dirt off his shoulders. Even mild-mannered, pine-timer Adonal Foyle wrinkled his nose and paced like a man possessed.

Of course, Davis’ dunk had little impact on the series; Utah’s rebounding and size helped them prevail. But Webster’s now has a definition of poster job and, perhaps, this word finds a dictionary near you.

Is Davis’ dunk the definition of poster job? Get at us in the comment box below. And come back to HoopsVibe The Blog tomorrow for another great moment in playoff history. Image courtesy of Lancley.

Want more great moments in playoff history? Check out:

Great Playoff Moments, Day 1: Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and the L.A. Lakers Escape The ’Jail Blazers’ ’

-Great Playoff Moments, Day 2: Did Michael Jordan Foul or Receive A Superstar No Call Against Bryon Russell?

-Great Playoff Moments, Day 3: Vince Carter Didn’t "Always Try", So Toronto Says "VC Sucks"

-Great Playoff Moments, Day 4: Michael Jordan and Chicago Learn About Chicago’s Heart Like John Starks.

-Great Playoff Moments Day 5: Big-Shot Bob Saves Kobe, Shaq, L.A. Lakers, Kills Sacramento Kings

-Great Playoff Moments Day 6: How LeBron Went King James on Detroit

-Great Playoff Moments Day 7: Magic Johnson’s 42 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists on Philly & The Birth of L.A. Lakers Showtime