J.R. Smith's 360 Alley-Oop or Tyreke Evans' over the backboard shot?
I call them Top Gun fly-by moments.
These are spectacular highlights which make you spill your beverage, swear so loudly your neighbour calls the police, and has your significant other wondering why she’s with you. The entire sequence is reminiscent of Maverick and Goose pissing off the crusty supervisor with their cruise by-the-tower manoeuvre in Top Gun.
This week, there were two fly-by moments that made you spill, swear, and embarrass your girl.
First, J.R. Smith, of the Denver Nuggets, caught a lob pass and rotated 360 degree in the air before ramming the ball home. The play highlighted the best and worst of Smith. At his best, he’s supremely talented. At his worst, he’ll attempt dare-devil plays that force his coaches to go heavy on the Grey Away. Fortunately, for Smith and fans, it worked out.
Second, superstar rookie Tyreke Evans went Larry Bird on the Toronto Raptors with an amazing over-the-backboard shot. Evans froze Bosh with a stutter-step, drove right, drew contact on the dread locked four-man and, after hearing the whistle, converted an improbable over the glass shot.
You've watched both clips, so give us your thoughts on the best Top Gun fly-by moment: Smith’s alley-oop or Evans’ improbable three-point play? Photo courtesy of Moka 75.