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Words cannot describe Jamaal Franklin’s dunk against Fresno State (VIDEO)

Jan 10, 2013, 1:55 AM EDT

Jamaal Franklin AP

What you are about to see is the most ballsy display of posterization the world has ever seen. And I’m not just throwing out crazy words to make this an entertaining post.

What San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin did against Fresno State on Wednesday night is not taught by any coach, counselor or instructor.

There is not a person in the world who would recommend taking the route that Franklin took. He didn’t take the expressway or the overpass, and he didn’t even take the scenic route.


My man Jamaal banged a u-turn during rush hour, hopped a curb, went backwards down a one-way street, executed a perfect three-point turn in on-coming traffic then parallel-parked his dump truck in downtown Manhattan.

Think that last sentence was ridiculous? Well it was, but not nearly as ridiculous as this:

How did….What in the…..Are you….Did that just happen?


On a 3-on-3 fast break, my man Jamaal Franklin looked off his teammate on the right, got the defender to bite, and proceeded to….throw himself a 21-foot pass off the backboard for an ally-oop jam. How does somebody running the point on a fast break get the idea to toss a pass off the backboard from beyond the 3-point line?

I’ll tell you how. Jamaal Franklin is crazy.

See, If I didn’t already know that Jamaal Franklin was a bit crazy, I probably would have torn something tonight in reaction to this dunk.

But you see, this isn’t the first time Franklin has gone off the deep end.

Back in February 2011, Franklin attempted a between-the-legs-dunk during the late stages of a blowout win against Wyoming. But here’s the difference. Against Wyoming, the Aztecs were up 37 points and were on a two-on-none fast break. He missed the dunk. Against Fresno State, Franklin tossed a Jimmer-range pass off the backboard to himself during the first five minutes of the second half with his team up 40-36.

I just…Wow. Just wow.

This tweet from John Ezekowitz sums it up best:

So congratulations Jamaal Franklin, you are not only the owner of “Dunk of the Year”, but you’re also the most ridiculous, balls-to-the-wall, off-your-rocker, high flyin’, wheelin’ and dealin’ son of a gun in all of college basketball.

  1. beelza - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Were that hockey, homeboy wouldn’t even make it to half-court before 10 fists would rain down on his head. Not only that, but every arena he went to, atleast one dude from every team would take their own shot at brotherman. In NHL, blatan disregard for the game would not be tolerated and consequences would be doled out by the players. Watched it live. Jumped out the couch, screamed, dogs barked and full bottle of red stripe landed on the mac keyboard. Bottle and it’s contents were a total loss. Apple store here I come. Vince Carter jump dunked over the French 7 footer. Dr. J, ABA, red white and blue ball flying dunk from the foul line. Franklin is no. 3.

    • eazyek - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      Were that hockey, no one would care. At. All.

  2. peteycroubs - Jan 10, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but isn’t that dunk a self pass due to no contact with the rim? Was is sick? Yes! Should it of been called back…I think so . If I’m wrong please let me know. I always wondered since seeing a “Dinner Served” in NBA Street.

  3. djhtruth - Jan 11, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Back in 1975 when I did this dunk during an all star game it was called back because at the time contact had to be made with the rim as you mentioned. I believe the new ruling cites backboard contact as constituting a shot attempt and subsequent rebound, grounds for allowing this play. Guess I was born too early, lol If u think I’m kidding look me up on you tube Dulaine Harris Show. Peace

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