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Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at 9:39 am  |  39 responses

Reggie Jackson Steps Over Tony Allen Before Finishing On The Fast Break (VIDEO)

Nice bucket by the OKC guard.

Thunder guard Reggie Jackson put in 16 points in Saturday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but no 2 were more fun than those scored in the vid above, in which Jackson literally hopped over a diving Tony Allen before finishing the fast break with a nifty lay-up.

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The level of ball-handling in this league is unreal. Every point guard is doing what only a few could do 20 years ago.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    not even point guards, but shooting guards, small forwards and some power forwards too.

  • shockexchange

    Reggie Jackson was playing like he wants a candy bar named after him.

  • Max

    That was nice!

  • Max

    The evolution of the game.
    Big men got worse and the little fellas became better.

  • spit hot fiyah

    big men became small forwards

  • Mariano

    I like how he avoided the travel. Most NBA players (especially superstars) would just take that 3rd step anyways

  • http://www.facebook.com/The.Royal.Duke.of.Kent Mike Kent

    Because stepping on and tripping over Tony Allen would have been logical…..

    Obviously you try to step over someone if they’re in the way.

  • Matt

    Combine that with the new rule changes, increased level of athleticism, more advanced defenses + innovative offenses, and I would have to say that the game has changed for the better.

  • pposse

    the game has changed for the worse; everyone is getting injured, plus no one even can verify the level of PED usage in the NBA right now (if any) when its quite obvious no one was doing that stuff in the past.

  • Max

    Damn us, Europe!

  • Noompsi

    Don’t forget about the refs and the rules. That’s what screwing up the NBA. First, the ticky tack fouls are stupid. Let grown men play. Next, stop teeing up everybody.

    If yr gonna call everything give the players another foul.

    YEAh that’s right I said it. Make it 7 fouls.
    The NBA should be about the best athletes in the world, not about managing minutes.
    Be sparing w/ double techs. Let the players know who’s in the wrong when you make a call.
    Be consistent.
    Call rookies the same as pros.
    Anyway. Enjoying the PO’s so far
    Go GSW

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    True center big men didn’t get worse, every position is now better than it ever was, it’s just that they evolved into face up big men for some reason… somewhere in the early 2000′s that was the trend… very very few want to go and bang down low with their backs against the basket like they’re supposed too, 2 points like that are not fashionable any more, everyone wants to score in the fashion a guard would score…..

    pisses me off big time, nothing worse then when you’re playing on a team and you have players that continuously forcefully play outside of their skill set… my local men’s basketball leagues have gone through this same change in the last 10+ years… I refuse to pass the ball to my big men if they’re anywhere than 5-6 feet away from the rim

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    yea, in the middle of a wrap around your back dribble switching it into a keep away dribble to have the dexterity to jump over the guy and NOT travel finish softly…. only thing obvious to me is that 99% of the human population would have ended up with a face plant, and Tony Allen talkin shlt to you afterwards, lol

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    not even just* point guards.

  • bullen

    Saw the headline and immediately thought he hit a nasty step back from the corner, a la a.I and tyronn lue

  • Max

    How did they become better?
    They used to get you 30 and 10.

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    You’re misunderstanding my post, I meant the natural progression of the game every single position the players of today are better skilled than yesterdays, this is common sense the same way players of the 70′s were better than the guys in the 60′s, and so forth…

    And just because no big man today is averaging prime Shaq numbers (30 and 10, nobody was doing that consistently btw)
    it’s because play styles have drastically changed from what it was in the 90′s and 80′s…. back then it was mostly tic tac toe passing around and dumping the ball into the post…. the last guy in our era that was consistent for was prime Orlando Dwight Howard

  • Max

    I don’t even know about more skilled, most of the dominant big men in the 90′s had a good face up game, and a nice J.

  • pposse

    this is one of the dumbest thing i ever heard. There has probably been one HOF worthy C that came into the league since 2000; DH whose offense is horrendous btw. That dude is more skilled?! Is this the same reason why Jerry West is considered by people a top 5 SG ever (top 3 for some?) Even tho he had less skills than the players of today, he’s still one of the greatest SG’s ever..riight. Whats next, the next generation Lebron is going to invent the three pt dunk? smh

  • Bruce Wayne

    Depends on whether a person can shoot or not..it shouldn’t have anything to do with how big somebody is. It’s ridiculous to think that someone shouldn’t shoot because they’re a certain size. IF you can shoot, that’s an asset for the team, no matter what position the person plays.

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    I don’t know how much clearer to explain it, I mean I was talking about the overall evolution of the game, players getting better at every position each passing year, everyone doing a lot more than they used to do….. I personally like and much prefer the big men of the 90′s in Shaq and Hakeem as opposed to the mechanical movements of someone like Howard

    I guess in the most simplistic terms I can put it in is ok let me use the example of two identical players at the PF position, 2 guys who play the same position and identical style, identical physical specimens… Blake Griffin and Karl Malone compared from the early stage of their career, first few years ……. (if one of you noobs goes off about Malone had a sick midrange jumper as early in his career, I’m gonna lose it) anyway movin on, let’s go and compare the overall skillset of Blake and Malone….

    Well I’ll just make this paragraph short by saying the only thing Malone could do as well as Blake was use his physicality to finish around the rim with power… everything else Blake was light years ahead, and THAT is the evolution of the game and it’s how that works, everyone always gets better at pretty much everything, but that’s not to say this doesn’t harm certain aspects of the game.
    You could also say it’s because big men nowadays are focusing on things like ball handling, face up, passing etc…. the things that traditionally big men didn’t do before, you could easily say it hurts their traditional big man style of play.

  • Max

    Ok I get what you’re saying, and I agree from 1-4, but not for the 5 men, imo they have regressed skill wise.
    I mean, DeAndre Jordan and Kendrick Perkins are starters for 2 contenders.

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    I can’t believe the dude who wrote this accused me of writing dumb shlt, lol….. gotdamn dude…. everyone getting injured, oh noesss, teh PED’s !!!!! something with the word PERFORMANCE ENHANCING is making the athletes of today worse…. bahaha…..
    My 11 year old brother would laugh at this if he read it

    so stick figures who never seen a weight room in their life trying to put ye ole leathered ball in teh peach basket, thats what you prefer eh ?

  • pposse

    Yess that is what I prefer! Not sure how peds work, especially in terms of the effect on the psycology of the modern day athlete. It could potentially be giving these guys a false sense.of.confidence which in turn makes these guys do unreal moves only to crashand expose them to serious injuries. Maybe u have first hand knowledge, care to elaborate? Im not trying to accuse these guys of actually using, but this could be a side effect if they were. There r a lot of injuries nowadays why else could this be?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    aight, i’ll roll with this. impressible.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    they cant handle like Rod Strickland tho.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    preach

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    damn you euro step.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    you play with scrubs.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    you lost it.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    max, you gotta forget these young ignorant cats. they don’t know real basketball.
    kids with no sense of history.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    DeAndre & Kendrick would not get as much as attention they do today as in the 90′s

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    the constant injury is getting me worried. and it seems like theyre starting to mainly serious injures, tears, acl’s

  • http://www.facebook.com/The.Royal.Duke.of.Kent Mike Kent

    I think any moderately coordinated individual could pull this off. No, most people aren’t that coordinated. But to me this is just a fluke.

    An awkward moment where he literally just took a little hop step. I wouldn’t say it was easy but my point is that it’s really not impressive enough to make such a big deal about it and post a video of it.

    The 8 people who liked your comment are part of the uncoordinated segment of the population.

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    go jump into a pickup game and pull something even closely resembling to that, non staged offcourse, you tube it and I swear I will pay pal you $100 if you pull it off without hittin yourself in the face with your foot….
    you obviously don’t play basketball, because for us basketball players this is impressive….

  • http://www.facebook.com/The.Royal.Duke.of.Kent Mike Kent

    I just got back from playing ball thanks. And no….I’m not going to record all my pick-up games and wait for a FLUKE play, and then put it on YouTube so that you can give me a $100 that you probably don’t have. That’s just ridiculous Ado ca mon say something that isn’t stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/AdonKay Ado

    saying something that’s not stupid… I’d try, but I don’t think anything can beat what you said in your original post… the people have voted as you can see…. g’day sir

  • Guest

    2 people voted? you and your buddy haha. Don’t think that constitutes as “the people”.

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