Former Dunk Champion Gerald Green Gets Eye Level With Rim for Insane Alley-Oop

Bryan Brandom
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Boston Celtics wing Gerald Green will turn 31 in two weeks. Just don't tell his hops that.

In his team's 114-106 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, the 2007 NBA slam dunk contest champion cut baseline as Raps defenders miscommunicated. Celts point guard Isaiah Thomas found Green with a pass that could only be perfect to Green and a select few of the league's most explosive leapers, most of them of the seven-foot variety.

In addition to throwing down this monstrous, two-handed alley-oop from just about eye level with the rim, the veteran scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting off the bench. Green has seen his role with Boston expand in the last three weeks, averaging 9.9 points per game as a reserve since Christmas Day after appearing in just three of the squad's previous 18 contests.

Turning alley-oops into otherworldly examples of bouncy exceptionalism is sort of Green's thing.

In 2011-12, his first season back in the NBA after a two-year stint in Russia, the 2005 first-round pick out of high school pulled off the ever so rare windmill alley-oop as a member of the New Jersey Nets.