Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 10:15 am  |  17 responses

Brandon Knight Shrugs off DeAndre Jordan’s Devastating Dunk

While the rest of the world gleefully watched and re-watched the monster dunk that literally flattened him on Sunday night, Brandon Knight has a refreshingly good attitude about the whole thing. He acknowledged that DeAndre Jordan memorably threw it down on him, but that it’s not the end of the world. Per the Detroit News: “‘When I step on the court, I don’t take people dunking six, seven or eight times and not attempting to stop it. It’s personal to me,’ said Knight with crutches under his arms after sustaining a ‘severe’ ankle injury in the first quarter of Monday’s 103-90 loss to the Utah Jazz. ‘Where I’m from and where I grew up, you just don’t let that happen.’ He wasn’t dejected or upset about the turn of events; Knight was merely thankful his left ankle wasn’t broken and genuinely laughed about the situation. ‘For me, you’re gonna get dunked on,’ Knight said. ‘It won’t be the last time. I’ve dunked on people, this season actually. It’ll happen plenty more times. It’s the Clippers and that’s what they’re known for.’ [...] ‘Just the culture of today,’ Knight said. ‘People take stuff and make it a much bigger deal. I can laugh at it, it’s funny to me. (Jordan) is very athletic. I’d jump again, that’s just the guy I am. It’s unfortunate I’m not 6-11 to be able to stop it. It was a good play, a great play. I’d jump again. With my stature it didn’t turn out with a block … I mean, it’s gonna happen. Instead of me being mad about it, it was a good play,’ Knight said. ‘You laugh when you see other people get caught. The type of guy I am, it’s not gonna break my confidence. I’ve worked too hard to have my confidence broken over one play.’”

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  • Will lee

    True. It’s a monster dunk on him but he did the right thing. He tried hard to defend and that’s the way it it. Props to people who are not afraid to defend.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Love Knights attitude. The kid is a competitor that’s for sure.

  • Redd

    I love this kid and I’m a bigger fan now than before. He is right, it was a great play but it’s a damn PG, on espn they were comparing this to Jordanon Ewing. It’s really annoying now, people have made it too big a deal.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Imagine if Knight actually blocked DeAndre. That would have been a highlight as well, probably not as celebrated but still pretty big.

  • DK


  • spit hot fiyah

    “I’ve dunked on people, this season actually” thanks for letting us know

  • Max
  • i_ball

    It would have been a bigger play than the dunk

  • KoloradoKobe

    Word. He’s got an attitude that’s mature beyond his years. Hope he recovers from his ankle sprain soon.

  • danpowers

    gotta love his attitude

  • MikeC.

    D-Fense! Props to the kid for earning his paycheck.

  • bike

    It’s still only two points. Now, if they had made Brandon wear a funny hat afterwards, that would be a much different story.

  • burnt_chicken

    this is the response I will make sure my sons read and understand after they watch the dunk. Lessons in life and ball. Play hard.

  • bill

    He’s like that hard scrabble, middle aged YMCA guy who’s ankle you just landed on.

  • That Dude

    UA needs to sign him. I’m a Brandon Knight fan now. Earning respect by getting dunked on. Imagine that.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    talk about being murked.

  • KipSmithers

    The Brandon Knight Rises