What makes this dunk impressive is not the athleticism — although Nicholas Claxton has plenty of that on display — it’s the situation: Tie game, final minute of a Christmas Day showdown where the Lakers had come all the way back to tie it up.
The Claxton made the play of the game.
The HUGE And-1 puts the @BrooklynNets back in front!
— NBA (@NBA) December 26, 2021
That’s LeBron James who rotated over — a big body who has made a career of blocking key shots (well, he’s made a career of a few more things than just that). Claxton finished over and through him. Insane.
Brooklyn and its one star beat the Lakers and their two. A quality road win for the Nets. I’d say it’s the kind of loss that would lead to some soul searching by the Lakers, but that already started more than a few games ago.