01/19/2014 10:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Paul George's 360-Windmill Dunk Rendered The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Unnecessary (VIDEO)

Paul George may not participate in the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest during the league's upcoming All-Star weekend but that shouldn't necessarily keep him from being named the winner.

The Indiana Pacers' high-flying swingman threw down a jaw-dropping, gravity-defying, 360-degree windmill dunk against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night that will be considered the NBA's "Dunk Of The Year" until someone tops it.

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George would pour in 36 points as the Pacers rolled to a 106-92 win but it was these two particularly spectacular points that had everyone talking and tweeting.

"It came to me naturally," George after the win, via the Indy Star. "I had a fast break. I usually go for something simple, but we've got a great crowd tonight, and I wanted to put on a show, keep guys coming back."

The crowd certainly seemed to enjoy the epic throwdown but perhaps no one was as excited as George's teammates.

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“That was unbelievable," said Pacers reserve Chris Copeland, via's Hang Time blog. "That would have gotten 10′s in a dunk contest. But in the game? That makes it 10 times more impressive.”

The in-game dunk quickly drew comparisons on Twitter to one of Vince Carter's most memorable slams from his iconic performance in the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

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