Video: Warriors’ Kent Bazemore dunks on Mavericks’ Jackie Carmichael
Warriors guard Kent Bazemore threw down a poster dunk over Mavericks center Jackie Carmichael during the fourth quarter of a Las Vegas Summer League game on Thursday.
Using a hesitation dribble to create an open driving lane down the middle, Bazemore, a lefty, launched himself into a one-handed slam up and over Carmichael, who is listed as 6-foot-9.
Bazemore, 24, averaged two points in 61 appearances for the Warriors last season. Bazemore went undrafted out of Old Dominion and bounced around the D-League before making a name for himself as arguably the most enthusiastic bench hype man in the NBA. He’s been one of the standout performers all week in Las Vegas.
Carmichael, 23, went undrafted this year out of Illinois State.
Golden State entered Thursday’s game with a 3-0 record, holding the No. 1 seed in the summer league’s tournament. Bazemore’s dunk helped key a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback; the Warriors won 79-76 to remain undefeated and advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday. The Mavericks will move to the consolation round on Friday.
Bazemore finished with a game-high 25 points (on 10-for-21 shooting), six rebounds and six assists.
Video via YouTube user firstandskol | Hat tip: @CJZero