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He Only Had 9 Fingers, But This Former Celtics First Round Pick Who Played For The Heat, Suns, Nets, Mavs, Pacers, Rockets And Timberwolves, May Have Been The Best Dunker Ever

Many people believe that Vince Carter, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins are probably three of the best dunkers to ever step foot in the NBA. 

However, one name that does not get brought up enough is Gerald Green. 

Green played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks Minnesota, Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. 

The one dunk that he has got the most attention for was the ridiculous alley-oop finish he had as a member of the Nets in 2012 (see Tweet below from SportsCenter).

While that dunk might be the best alley-oop finish ever in an NBA game, Green has had many more sensational dunks over the duration of his career. 

Some of the reasons he did not get the same amount of attention was because he was never an All-Star or the best player on his

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40-year-old Heat veteran played for the 1st time all season, started a fight, and delighted teammates by getting ejected in 3 minutes

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Udonis Haslem yells at Dwight Howard. Michael Reaves/Getty Images

  • 40-year-old Heat veteran Udonis Haslem made his season debut on Thursday.

  • Haslem was ejected in three minutes after starting a confrontation with Dwight Howard.

  • Haslem called it “fun,” players laughed, and the coach called it his favorite moment of the season.

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Miami Heat big man Udonis Haslem made his mark on his only game of the season.

On Tuesday, the 40-year-old veteran, who has spent all 19 of his NBA seasons with the Heat, checked into a game for the first time all season.

He was ejected three minutes later.

Early in the second quarter, Haslem and Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard got tangled on a rebound, and Howard knocked Haslem to the floor.

Two possessions later, during a dead-ball, Haslem walked up to Howard, and the two exchanged words. Haslem put his fingers

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Michael Jordan played poker every night during the Dream Team Olympics, and he always took advantage of having more money than his teammates

"You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you're going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan]," Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.
“You have to have 100% confidence in your hand if you’re going to go all-in against Michael [Jordan],” Charles Barkley said on SportsCenter Sunday.

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  • The sixth episode of “The Last Dance” — ESPN’s 10-part docuseries about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls — focused in part on His Airness’ gambling “hobby.”

  • Charles Barkley, an NBA great in his own right and a member of the “Dream Team” that won gold at the 1992 Olympics, said he, Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Magic Johnson played cards “every single night.”

  • “We knew that no matter what the cards were, at the end of the night … Michael was always going to try to buy the pot,” Barkley told Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter after the episode aired Sunday night.

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Michael Jordan is a fierce competitor on and off the court.

The sixth episode

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