Dunk of the postseason? Dunk of the postseason. The 2022 NBA playoffs rolled on Sunday night with the Golden State Warriors defeating the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 to take a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals. But the story of the night was centered solely around Andrew Wiggins.
More specifically, Wiggins’ preposterous dunk over Luka Doncic. Wiggins, who scored a playoff career-high 27 points, took flight over Doncic midway through the fourth quarter for what was originally ruled an offensive foul. Golden State challenged, and the ruling was Wiggins’ elbow to Doncic was incidental contact, giving the Warriors a 93-83 lead.
The sports world immediately turned to Twitter to react to Wiggins putting Luka on a poster. Here’s what everyone from Magic Johnson to Terrell Owens had to say about the moment. We also included an old Joel Embiid tweet, that didn’t age particularly well, because we’re petty like that.
Basketball world …
— Immanuel Jaylen Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) May 23, 2022
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) May 23, 2022
😳😳😳….. damn wiggs
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) May 23, 2022
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 23, 2022
mark davis really tried to steal the shine on the dunk of the playoffs 😂
— Seth Curry (@sdotcurry) May 23, 2022
That was High School Wigs‼️
— Darius Garland (@dariusgarland22) May 23, 2022
— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) May 23, 2022
Offensive foul or not… Dunk of the year!
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 23, 2022
Andrew Wiggins caught a body!! 🗣🗣
— Renee Montgomery (@ReneeMontgomery) May 23, 2022
Andrew Wiggins is playing the best basketball I’ve ever seen him play!! He had the dunk of the year over Doncic and his Playoff high 27 points and 11 rebounds tonight in the Warriors 109-100 victory.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 23, 2022
NFL stars of past and present …
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) May 23, 2022
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) May 23, 2022
OH MY GOD ANDREW WIGGINS!
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) May 23, 2022
An old take exposed …
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 7, 2014