Screengrab via Jordyn Adams/Twitter

This posterizing high school dunk will make you think: ‘Wow, that was a pretty good dunk’

He left the defender speechless.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Aug 26, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 4:20 am CDT

Everyone’s talking about this good dunk, a basketball slammeroo so powerful that it left the defender sitting speechless on the floor and the crowd rushing in to mock him.

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You thought it was impossible for one human being to shame another so thoroughly using only the old orange pigskin roundball, but as you can see, you were wrong:

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The dunker of the good dunk is Jordyn Adams, a mere teenager from Blythewood, South Carolina, whose prowess in two sports has made him a top high school prospect. But those sports are baseball and football, not the big basketball dunk competition.

Consider the implications: His poor opponent was humiliated, in a fashion worthy of a poster on a fanatic’s wall, by someone who doesn’t even “handle the rock” on a regular basis. Goddamn. Goddamn goddamn.

The reaction to the very good dunk has been tremendous and pitiless:

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Just an all-around brutal shellacking.

And now, just for rub-ins, “Jordyn Adams dunk” is now the top Google search for Adams’s name, surpassing anything to do with the sports he actually plays.

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Turns out that yes, indeed, it was a very good dunk.

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*First Published: Aug 26, 2016, 12:09 am CDT