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Video Caption Contest: Name Shannon Brown's dunk against New Orleans

March 28, 2011 | 11:05 am

In just a matter of seconds, Lakers guard Shannon Brown raised the decibel level at Staples Center from buzzed to ear-popping.

After stealing the ball from Hornets guard Jarrett Jack, Brown raced cross court. The 18,897 at Staples Center stood up in anticipation, knowing Brown would throw down one of his thunderous dunks. They still weren't prepared, however, for what would happen. Brown leapt in the air, turned toward New Orleans forward Aaron Gray and then switched from his right to left hand.

"I actually did it in the dunk contest," Brown said following the Lakers' 102-84 victory Sunday over the Hornets. "But it didn't look as flashy."

That's right. Brown's similar dunk in the 2010 dunk contest sparked a muted response and even prompted TNT commentator and former Pacers shooting standout Reggie Miller to say, "Kobe Bryant can't be happy on that." As a a former judge to the 2007 All-Star game, Bryant argued, however, he'd give Brown his dunk against New Orleans a 10.

"It was just ridiculous," Bryant said. "His explosiveness is out of this world. I don't know if I could do that. I did a lot of ... but that and the fact he's 5'11"? He's extremely explosive. It's fun to watch."

The only question remains what to name this dunk. That's where we need your suggestions because Brown was at a loss for words.

"There's no name for it," Brown said. "I just switched hands. It happened so quick."

--Mark Medina


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