Whoa... that's a full ally oop... all the way. Double ally oop.. oh, my god. It's a double ally oop all the way. Whoa.. that's so intense.
Perhaps the epic double ally-oop dunk executed by the New York Knicks during a win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night can become to hoops bloggers what the epic double rainbow at Yosemite became for stoner hikers and viral video connoisseurs.
If not, the smooth interplay between J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can at least be considered an exemplar of the confidence and cohesion the team has exhibited since Mike Woodson took the coaching reins from Mike D'Antoni. This dunk pushed the Knicks' lead over the Pistons to 22 points in the waning minutes of a game they would win by a final score of 101-79.
After intercepting a pass, Smith lobbed the ball to Shumpert who was already flying down the court on the break. Catching the ball as he soared above the Garden floor, the rookie guard turned his body back toward Smith and returned the ball to his teammate, who was now rising toward the rim himself. And, there it was, the rare double ally-oop dunk.
With the convincing win over the visiting Pistons, New York improved to 6-1 since Woodson took over following D'Antoni's resignation. They also have greatly increased the output of Stendhal syndrome-inducing fast break plays.