Top Plays Ladder
The NBA.com Top Plays Ladder is a free-flowing, continuously updated chart that ranks the best plays of 2012-13. When a play happens that brings you to your feet, check here to see how it ranks. And if it ain't here, sound the alarm.
March 11 -- It was unofficially official before, but now it's officially official: The Clippers have taken over the Ladder.
They are walking highlight packages. Problem is, they don't allow for settlement. Every time they play, the Ladder is at risk for readjustment.
Against the Pistons, DeAndre Jordan completed one of the most ferocious alley-oops you'll ever see. In the process, he decimated young guard Brandon Knight, who is as famous now as he ever was.
After the play, the Twitternets went to talking:
LeBron James (@KingJames): DeAndre Jordan!!!! Dayyyuummmm!! Dunk of the year #littletikeshoop
Brandon Jennings (@justryod3): OMG that Dunk was CRAZY. Wow!!! Dunk of the year.
Jeff Green (@unclejeffgreen): Oh my goodness... Just saw @deandrejordan dunk I don't know what to say...speechless man oh man, dunk of the year there's no topping that
After the game, teammate Blake Griffin commented: "That was the best dunk I've seen in person."
Like a champ, Knight let out a rebuttal of his own to the madness:
@BrandonKnight07: It wasn't in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol
A response almost as superb as the dunk.
Falling out: Harrison Barnes skies over Nikola Pekovic
-- Zettler Clay IV, NBA.com
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