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Malik Monk and Kenny Walker talking about dunking is the one thing you need to see today

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On yesterday’s episode of “This is Kentucky Basketball,” UK put Kenny Walker and Malik Monk in a room and had them talk about dunking the basketball. It’s even better than I hoped it be. Walker — the 1989 NBA Slam Dunk Champion — and Monk watch a highlight reel of Monk’s dunks from this season, swap strategies, and talk about how something that is nearly impossible for 99% of humans comes so easily to them.

Kenny: “You said you had your first dunk when you were 5’10”, so you’ve been doing it pretty much –”

Monk: “For a long time”

Kenny: “So it’s just natural, you know for you.”

Monk: “Everything’s natural. Everything is natural.”

My favorite part is when Kenny breaks down Monk’s big slam vs. Vanderbilt. You know, this one:

Kenny: “Oh boy, here he comes. Look at those eyes. I mean, when you see that basket–”

Monk: “Happy.”

Kenny: “I know, but even if it’s a little crack?”

Monk: “Nah, I know I’m going to make it alright.”

Kenny: “You can get there? No fear?”

Monk: “No fear at all.”

Monk even critiques Walker’s dunks form his days at UK and the NBA, which is priceless. More stuff like this, please.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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13 Comments for Malik Monk and Kenny Walker talking about dunking is the one thing you need to see today



  1. scwhite9
    2:01 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

    This is absolutely wonderful. I smiled throughout the entire video. I have been fortunate enough to see both of them play in person. I consider myself very lucky.

    I just love Malik’s personality. He is confident but not cocky. What a great young man! I’m so glad he chose to come to Kentucky. He needs the big stage.



  2. Joe Dan Gorman
    2:15 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

    Great stuff. Two Good guys.
    Kenny is funny too



  3. Joe Dan Gorman
    2:38 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

    Can’t wait until Monk is interviewing the new kid in 30 years….



  4. EdC
    2:56 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

    That was a joy to watch. I love the caliber of kids that Cal recruits and he is honing his craft. Seems like the he manages not only to get the great talents but also players with high morals and really as humble an attitude as you could expect for such superstars. Makes it that much more fun.



    • Luether
      3:46 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

      Boogie is a thug…



    • RealCatsFan
      4:25 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

      … and Luether is a troll.

    • I think Luether is the artist formerly known as cats paw.



    • catsarerunnin
      5:57 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

      At least he didn’t say 0-4 is unacceptable….



    • runningunnin.454
      6:10 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

      I’m sure Luether does as much for underprivileged kids as Boogie does.
      Say Luether, did you take off your shoes and count Gabriel’s rebounds.



    • EdC
      7:55 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

      We should feel compassion for Luether. He clearly was abused as a child. When one gets their l’ill pee pee smacked as much by their UK loving mother they’re bound to be bitter.



  5. RealCatsFan
    4:26 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

    When I first saw that picture of Kenny Walker, I thought it was Willie Cauley Stein! 🙂



  6. Megan
    7:24 pm January 16, 2017 Permalink

    I LOVE this! Thank you so much for posting.



  7. ash1616
    1:09 pm January 17, 2017 Permalink

    SKY best dunker EVER!