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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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Bucks or Suns? Our writers share their picks

<span>Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images</span>

Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

What the Suns need to do to win

Limit the Bucks’ second and third options. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who remains day-to-​day with left knee injury, will find a way to hit baskets when he gets on the floor. It might be in transition. It might be in the half-court. But over the course of the series, he will have one or two Giannis Games. Limiting Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Antetokounmpo’s supporting cast will be the key. As the Suns’ rim-protector, much of the defensive responsibilities will fall on Deandre Ayton. The former No 1 overall draft pick has undergone a metamorphosis during this year’s playoffs, and he will need to bring every bit of his defensive savvy to bottle up the Bucks. Oliver Connolly

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Keep doing what they’ve been

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Suns’ Chris Paul asks referee to hit Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic with technical foul, promptly gets his wish

Chris Paul doesn’t have the best relationship with every single NBA referee, but he was definitely on the same page with the officiating crew for Friday night’s game between the Suns and Nuggets.

During the fourth quarter of Phoenix’s 116-102 win, Denver star Nikola Jokic, who had formally accepted his MVP trophy before the start of Game 3, erupted in anger after a drive to the basket against Suns center Deandre Ayton. Jokic seemed to think he had been fouled, but referee Ben Taylor watched the sequence play out and felt that Jokic simply lost control of the ball.

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“The Joker” was . . . not in a laughing mood.

Paul inserted himself into the picture and pushed for a technical foul on Jokic, the most CP3 thing he could possibly do in that moment. Taylor then quickly pulled the

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NBA Fans Are Not Happy With Suns vs. Lakers Refs

Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James on Sunday night.

Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James on Sunday night.

The Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers have played a tight contest in Game 1 of the Western Conference first round. Phoenix leads Los Angeles by 13 points early in the fourth quarter on Sunday afternoon.

Unfortunately, today’s game has not been without some officiating controversy.

Recently, Suns guard Cam Payne was ejected from the contest. Fans are not happy with the decision to toss Payne from the game.

Fox Sports 1 host Colin Cowherd decided to troll everyone about it.

“Once again, the Lakers can’t get a break from the refs today. Been like this since the league was formed,” he tweeted.

Lakers guard Alex Caruso and forward Montrezl Harrell were also involved in the play. Here’s what happened:

There’s been a free throw disparity in Game 1, as well. Free throws don’t need to be even, of

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