Feb 26, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rodney Williams (33) against the Indiana Hoosiers at Williams Arena. Indiana defeated Minnesota 69-50. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Rodney Williams or DeAndre Jordan? Compare the dunks

Feb 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) reacts to a foul call in the second half of the game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center. Spurs won 116-90. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clipper center DeAndre Jordan dominated social media Sunday evening after throwing down perhaps one of the meanest dunks in basketball history.

With four and a half minutes remaining in the second quarter of a Clippers game against the Detroit Pistons, Jordan took an alley-oop from point guard Chris Paul and jammed it home with one hand.

The violent action of the dunk beautifully epitomized Newton’s Third Law of Physics as lowly defender Brandon Knight took the equal and opposite reaction that sent him to the floor square on his back.

The game stopped for what seemed like an hour as everyone watching took a minute to grasp at what Jordan had just done. In the meantime, the other four Piston defenders who were smart enough not to contest the alley-oop stood around Knight, the defeated sophomore point guard.

But wait? Haven’t we seen this type of posterization before?

Without taking credit away from Jordan, the former Texas A&M star is more than four inches taller than Williams and has more than 60 pounds on the 21-year-old from Minneapolis.

Williams’ dunk was certainly a top-10 highlight, but how does it stack up with Jordan’s dunk?

 

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