Alex Len, my goodness. pic.twitter.com/IzV4J0iNTv— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) March 4, 2016
Hassan Whiteside may lead the NBA in blocks, but he wasn't quick enough to get this one. Alex Len patiently waits out the circling help defender, bides his time in the post, spins back towards the basket and slams home a dunk before Whiteside even realizes what was coming for him.
More importantly, though, it's the renewal of NBA BEEF.
You see, Len and Whiteside have some history. On March 2, 2015 -- almost exactly one year ago -- Len and Whiteside were both ejected after scufflin'. Len gave Whiteside a shove, Whiteside tackled him in retaliation, no real damage was caused but both were kicked out. This is the reason Whiteside gave for Len being angry.
Whiteside acknowledges he should've restrained himself but says Len was mad "because I just kept dunking on him."— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) March 3, 2015
Now they're even. We'll update this post if and when they inevitably get into it again before the game's over. Whiteside better bring his A game.
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