Portland Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard is an athletic young guy who has made a name for himself as a fade man off the pick-and-roll. But against the Boston Celtics on Saturday, Leonard decided to roll to the hoop instead, and it sort of worked out.
Unless you’re Jordan Mickey, in which case it didn’t.
The first poster dunk came during the final minute of the first quarter in Boston, where the Blazers were running a sideline out of bounds play.
The second came at 9:51 in the second quarter, with Leonard again rolling to the rack on a play with Allen Crabbe. Mickey again wound up as the help man, and again found himself on the wrong end of a highlight reel.
We’ll just forgive that off arm for now.