I don’t think Derrick Rose ever got that lesson. I figure he must have been playing NBA Jam prior to tonight’s Bulls-Pistons game. While playing on his Xbox 360 against Keith Bogans (who kept wondering where the Sonics were), Derrick’s player rose above the rim, above the backboard, above the shot clock and then he caught the alley-oop and threw it down in one rim-shattering move. Afterwards, Rose suited up for the game and he must have decided to try what he had just done in a video game during a real game.
And he sure came close.
And although Derrick didn’t get as high as in his video game acrobatics, he got WAY up there – and he’s a point guard! The call by the announcer is the icing on the cake: “STOP IT! I WANNA GO HIGHER!”
I’m sure Derrick unlocked an achievement or two there.
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