Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  33 responses

Slamadaday: Trevor Ariza on Chris Kaman

I’m not sure what’s more impressive: The spectacular dunk, or how spectacularly empty the gym looks when the play happens:

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  • BK All Day

    First! and Ariza has been ballin this year in Houston.

  • RV

    he needs to be doing this A LOT more often, no more of those double clutch layups to avoid contact..

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Yo, Kaman wasn’t even CLOSE to blocking that shot. You know how sometimes it could go either way? Not that one. Kaman had no shot at getting a block there. He was damn near back on the ground by the time Ariza was dunking.

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    Second AllenP. Kaman just gave the pretence of jumping. That was almost pathetic. Does Ariza have a nickname yet? Trevor or Ariza just got no flow.

  • Flight

    Was that Eric Gordon on that weak close out? Jesus.

  • LA Huey

    @360vue, I’ll have to respectfully disagree. If your name is similar to that of any member of the Wu (well, outside of “GZA”), you don’t need another name.

  • Yesse

    Well this slam aint the best of Ariza.

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    Ahah! RZA, true didn’t think bout that, but that’s got flow man. Ariza seems a bit limp on it’s own to me, not saying it’s bad but now he’s getting near 40mins a game he needs some sort of nick

  • Jray

    Slam chose RZA as his nick in whats my name a few monpths go

  • http://slamonline.com tina

    Loved this dunk!

  • http://www.clutchfans.net nick

    @RV–Agreed. He also needs to be banned from taking more than 2 dribbles at any point in a possession. Ariza catch and attack=deadly; Ariza pick and roll/isolation = turnover.

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  • Tiffer

    phil jackson already gave him a nickname, cobra

  • When I lose this gut I’m gonna cross you up

    They should call him “T-mac if he was still mobile”

  • http://www.slamonline.com JL

    if you look closely since the vid is kinda small, ariza almost kneed kaman in the nuts like pierce did to bosh, which is why kaman faded to avoid getting his rocks knocked.

  • JD

    That empty arena is an insult to all the guys in Europe and everywhere else who’d kill to see a competitive NBA game

  • underdog

    What’s gonna be McGrady’s new number?

  • LA Huey

    @underdog, tracy is #3 now.

  • underdog

    Besides, I know Monta Ellis is not a big guy, but Dahntay Jones’ dunk on him deserved an apperance on SLAMonline imho.

  • RV

    JL, kaman faded because he has no hops…bump or no bump he would have got it anyway..

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  • Donovan Phelan

    I like the rockets alternate jerseys

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com The Real

    that was crazy, a lot of dudes getting dunked on this year and its a month in. this years “best of” mix is gonna be hot

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

    That terrible close-out was by Camby. Baron Davis tried to swat it from behind. Aaron Brooks didn’t even make it into the camera, and Battier barely covers half-way.
    The Clippers got dunked on from a 3 vs. 5 seconday fastbreak.

  • http://yahoo.com shay_boogy

    “Besides, I know Monta Ellis is not a big guy, but Dahntay Jones’ dunk on him deserved an apperance on SLAMonline imho.”

    Monta went for a charge so…. no

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    this was pretty lame. There was no body contact which killed it. Really nice, but no facial

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  • http://myspace kenneth chavis

    his nickname should be T-za which sounds like “teaser” when you say it

  • nastierthanu

    Wade in the water. Wade int the water children wade int the water. Kaman u just got baptized

  • Shem

    that was too pretty, at first when LA took artest over ariza i was almost positive it was the right move but looking at it now i dont think it is. Ariza is straight up BALLING this year, hes much younger then artest and can lockdown defenders as well and gets many steals with his long arms.

  • http://www.basketball247.co.uk Greg Tanner

    Yo…Kaman is like what…6’11″? 7 feet?

    Look at how high he gets at the very peak of his jump. His hand is just about rim height. Where the f**k are this dude’s hops?

    Ariza, meanwhile, has pretty much his whole forearm above the rim!!

    Not even fair.

  • TC

    awesome, Scottie Pippen-esque……..

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/media/slam-tv/2009/12/video-kobe-beats-bucks-at-the-buzzer/ toine

    Those MCD’s Jerseys are Horrible!!!!!! But the dunk was fantastic