Meet Byron Mullens. Maybe you've seen the 23-year-old out of Ohio State around the league over the last few years. Maybe you haven't. After all, he's played 81 of his 107 career games with the Charlotte Bobcats. Either way, you probably will be hearing more about him thanks to this posterization of LaMarcus Aldridge on Monday night.
Mullens bricked a 3-pointer off the front of the rim early in the first quarter, but beat a sleeping Trail Blazers' five to the long rebound. With the lane wide open, Mullens attacked the basket. Aldridge stepped in to take a charge but the unheralded 7-footer threw down a ferocious dunk with one outstretched arm (think Michael Jordan in Space Jam), knocking Aldridge to the side.
No call was made as the Bobcats' bench erupted.
While this dunk might get replayed often in the near future, Aldridge and the Trail Blazers got the last laugh rallying from 18 down in the fourth quarter to win 118-112 in overtime.
When asked about the dunk, Aldridge didn't seem to mind being on the wrong end of a poster dunk.