If you’re a fan of basketball, you like watching those ridiculous, acrobatic plays, no matter what the source.
UK’s Saturday afternoon game against Belmont had some highlights, like James Young’s nice alley-oop from Aaron Harrison. The crowd in Rupp got its share of “oohs” and “aahs.”
But John Calipari’s former team in Memphis had the real play of the day. Screw that, it might be the play of the year. Josh Pastner’s teams have always had tremendous athleticism with guys like Will Barton and Joe Jackson, but this series of events is so ridiculous that the announcer called it “Globetrotter-esque.” And that’s not an exaggeration. Take a look:
That’s a steal, followed by an over-the-back no-look pass, which led to a three-on-one break, which in turn saw a behind-the-back pass, a lob from the three-point line, and a monster two-handed dunk to finish.
There’s a lot of basketball left this season, and lots of teams, including Kentucky, have the athleticism to do something equally spectacular, but as it stands right now, that has to be the play of the year.