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Chris Paul Dunks For First Time In 5 Years During All-Star Game

Chris Paul Dunks For First Time In 5 Years During All-Star Game

Chris Paul Dunks For First Time In 5 Years During All-Star Game

Chris Paul dunked for the first time in 5 years during the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday evening.

Dunks in themselves in the All-Star Game obviously are not a big deal. In fact, most of the points that are put up in the outing are generally either dunks or three-pointers.

What made one particular occurrence at this year’s event interesting was who dunked the ball.

Paul, 34, has not dunked the ball in a regular season outing 2015. That all changed on Sunday night when he threw down an alley-oop and reminded fans that he still has a little hop left in him.

The pass, a picture perfect one no less, came from Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook.

What made the sequence of events all the funnier is the fact that Paul was traded for Westbrook before the start of the season. Now the pair is teaming up for highlights in the All-Star Game.

What a wild sport.

Needless to say, people absolutely loved the dunk.

“I wasn’t sure Chris Paul could still dunk,” Skip Bayless tweeted out.

“But he sure did just now.”

Bomani Jones agreed with that sentiment.

“Didn’t know chris paul could do that,” he tweeted out shortly thereafter.

With two quarters of basketball in the books, Team LeBron won the first quarter 53-41 and Team Giannas won the second quarter 51-30.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.

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