The First 48: “Birdman, Birdman!”


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(In my First 48 narrator voice)

For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they don’t get a lead in The First 48…..

Friday night….Miami, FL……A 911 call comes in from the American Airlines Arena…..

911: Miami Police, what’s your emergency?

Caller: Goodness gracious, he just killed him! He killed him!

911: Sir who killed who?

Caller: Paul George! He just killed the Birdman! I can’t believe it!

911: Ok we’ll send someone right away!

Police arrive at the arena and find the Birdman……Dead.

Ok, I know that was a bit dramatic, but its been damn near 48 hours since “The Dunk” and I’m still as mesmerized as I was when I first saw it Friday night.

In case you were at a happy hour on Mars and missed it, peep the video below. But I warn you, there’s some graphic images in this video. Watch at your own risk….

That was so filthy and disrespectful. He just did the basketball equivalent of giving dude’s whole family the finger.

Paul George gave you all the dunk of the year in my eyes. Screw LeBron James over Jason “Jet” Terry and yes, it was even better than DeAndre Jordan over Brandon Knight. Yep I said it, better than both of those.

PGWhy, you ask? For starters, he dunked on a legit shot blocker. Birdman isn’t Alonzo Mourning or Dikembe Mutumbo, but he’s a good shot blocker in today’s big man deprived NBA.

Secondly, it wasn’t an alley-oop. No running start for a guy twice the size of his victim to come flying in like a freight train running into a Fiat. Nope, George came from the 3-point line, off the dribble. No surprises. Just me, coming down the lane, you see me, let’s do it!

Thirdly, he blew by LeBron. He left LBJ chillin’ up top and that almost never happens. James is widely considered one of the best, if not the best, one on one defender in the league. But George exploded pass LeBron, planted, and murdered Birdman

Hold on, wait….what? There’s a Phantom version of this dunk? Like to see it, here it go….

This woman’s face says all you need to know about this play….
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What a series! Can’t wait to see what happens in Game 3.

– N.D. Face

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