Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 3:19 pm  |  39 responses

Slamadaday: Luke Walton on Ronny Turiaf

You can’t just say, “Hello, good friend.”

This dunk won’t stick in your head longer than water on a wetsuit, but it sure has all the elements of a Slamadaday. Count ‘em:

• Turiaf barely misses the block (probably because he swatted with his left arm instead of right).
• Walton and Turiaf are former teammates, shared many meals, practices, conversations, laughs and (mostly) bench minutes.
• The little smirk Luke gave heading back down the court.
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  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    Won’t stick in…what? This was the dunk of the year, no question. Ronny should be forced to retire.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    This is what everyone was orgasming about in the Post Up today? Two things…..Luke barely got the ball over the rim and Turiaf should have tried blocking it with the opposite hand….I think I just hate when a rotating defender gets to a spot late and takes a dunk and people flip out about it….it used to happen to Zo a bunch ’cause he went for everything. When Vince or Grant Hill threw one straight on his mug I was alright with it ’cause they worked him…..Ronny at least TRIED to play D….Luke got lucky.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    “Ronny, which was more painful—open heart surgery or getting dunked on by Luke Walton?”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    That’s kind of really wrong…..but funny.

  • riggs

    yall were hyping this up like it was vince on weis, meh.

  • https://twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    His stalker must be thrilled.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Yall are haters, if DWade banged on Shawn Marion like this you’d crap your pants, E.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Where was the stare down?

  • j4zzm4n

    ha.turiaf got waltonised.the only time luke will ever posterise anyone….EVER

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic Fredd

    Dunk of the Year ??? certainly NOT

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Walton can touch the rim?!?! :O

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Co sign B!!

  • Jackie Moon

    Who is a better dunker, Luke or MJ?

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Stop hating, he boomed on Ronny plain and simple. Get off the sack.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Somewhere, Bill was screaming: “Throw it down!!!!”

  • Clark Kent

    It my not be the dunk of the year, but it’s the most unlikely poster of the year.

  • Nate James

    i want this hung on my wall!!!!……..
    pfsh, this was weak. the only reason why it has hype. is because its luke walton.
    i think iv read somewhere that ronnie was headed towards deffencive player of the year. haha.
    jk. ronnie sucks, and luke sucks.
    i think i heard obama talk about special olympics.. these two players should be poster childs of special olympic basketball.

  • mr. carter

    hey that was good stuff. it wasn’t elevating power slam but anyway, it was a facial.. ON TUR-TUR! You’re right Zee, bill almost chocked on a chicken bone.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    Regardless of the elevation or the defensive effort or anything else, this was the basketball equivalent of a chipmunk attacking a rattlesnake…and winning. What was he supposed to do, shatter the backboard?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    lmao @ Russ. Still, I’ve never, ever, ever seen Walton dunk it in a game before. Ever.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    There really wasn’t an idiot in this comment section that made a comparison between Luke Walton and Dwyane Wade was there? Seriously. Boy, there’s some dumb motherfu*kers in this world.

  • http://WWW.Yahoo.Com The Kandi Raver

    funny dunk and we all miss ronny..

  • nastierthanyou

    Strong take

  • bulldog

    Co-sign Russ, this was funny as hell. Look ma, no steroids!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    No E, there was however someone in this comment section who pointed out your blatant inability to make an unbiased statement regarding basketball, even though you constantly chastise others for the same.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    C’mon guys. Dude is 6’8. This would be talked about for maybe 2 trips down the floor in a competitive rec league. B.Long, Wade doesn’t bang like THIS. This is nothing.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Z is smart, B is not.

  • John

    this is the dunk everyone has been talking about!? I dont see anything amazing about it

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    IMHO that was really bad defense by the guy (video is fuzzy but I think it’s Maggette) who was guarding Luke. Look at him hop all the way out, nearly further out than Luke himself was, to.. what, force Luke to go RIGHT where the lane was entirely open?

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    It was a nice dunk and yeah a nice poster, and especially interesting due to the history between the two, but I pretty much agree with Eboy’s 3.30pm comment. We usually make a big deal out of dunks when someone dunks on a weak-side defender who takes the effort to help out, knowing already that he’s a step or two behind and hasn’t got the best shot of blocking the dunker. It’s happened to guys like Yao, Mutombo, Chewing, Camby and the like hundreds of times over, and sure it looks good in a poster, but where’s the glory in dunking on an out-of-position off the ball defender? You’d BETTER make that dunk or you shouldn’t be in the league. And I think Luke very nearly got blocked, in which case this would still be a nice highlight but for a whole different reason.

  • Holiday

    wow nobody gets the point, its like Shaq winning a chip before Kobe in a way! The whole they were good buddys but if you seen this at your local gym you would be freakin out just know Luke is in the NBA and does make millions and has a great life so go ahead and be Jealous! (and PS i hate the Lakers!)

  • Holiday

    Its kinda like Obama winning the election, most people didn’t care what he was about it all came down to there race being pres or bridging the gap for whites! (Although I couldn’t live know Palin was next in line)

  • Tavoris

    damn, nobody onthe Warrior other than Turiaf even tries to play defense. Walton got past 3 people from a stand-still like he’s Bron-Bron

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  • ka

    I had to click this just because it had yung Walton and slamadaday in the same sentence n luke wasn’t at the end of it.

  • Krishan

    This was hyped because luke walton dunked on ronnie turiaf. I can’t believe you idiots still can’t get it.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    If this had been S. Booher posting this, i would have expected a cool breakfast reference in spanish. But since Ronny’s french, Luke probably had something similar to this to say to him: “Bonsoir mon co-equipeur de l’année dernière, tu aime le petit-dejeuner? Oui? Alors j’ai un cadeau pour toi, avale CA, bi*tch!” oops, last word wasn’t french. apologies.

  • German Reignman

    Luke Walton + Slamadaday = does not compute

  • Cizzo

    Level one facial routine NBA play, far from spectacular!