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“Sochan the Destroyer”: NBA World Erupts as Dennis Rodman ‘Lite’ Brings Back Memories of Iconic Blake Griffin Dunk During Spurs vs Kings

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NBA great Dennis Rodman played for the San Antonio Spurs between 1993-1995 with jersey number 10, funky hair color, and the power to handle the ball on the court well. In the current, Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan dons the number 10 jersey and has funky-pink-colored hair. Moreover, Sochan has great control over the ball on the ground. For fans, the resemblance between the five-time champion and the Spurs rookie is uncanny. With this in mind, very similar to Rodman, Sochan was trending on Twitter after the sport against the Sacramento Kings.

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During a Spurs possession within the third quarter of the sport, Sochan looked to pass the ball. When this didn’t occur, he took matters into his own hands. He spun between two Kings defenders, sprung high up, and slam-dunked the ball over the Kings’ center, Domantas Sabonis. Following this, the Spurs bench starred at Sochan in disbelief at what that they had witnessed. On the live broadcast, commentator Dan Weiss yelled, “SOCHAN THE DESTROYER!” 

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NBA Twitter erupts as modern-day Dennis Rodman executes an ideal poster dunk

Immediately the video of the poster dunk became the subject of dialogue on NBA Twitter. This dunk reminded fans of Blake Griffin’s monstrous dunk over Kendrick Perkins in the course of the 2012 game between the LA Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. One fan said, “Blake Griffin vibes the way in which he just threw it within the bucket.” Some were quick to state that Sochan is already the “candidate for dunk of the 12 months”. 

Listed here are a number of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

Just got to listen to the decision for Sochan’s dunk and @DanWeissPBP that is a PERFECT name for Jeremy

SOCHAN THE DESTROYER

— Ty Jäger (@TheTyJager) November 18, 2022

Earlier this 12 months, Sochan earned high words of praise from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Coach Pop believes that Sochan can play and guard in all five positions. Coach Pop said, “He has got quick feet. He’s long. He has got a knack for it and enjoys it. Popovich added: “He’s special in that way.”

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This being his rookie 12 months, Sochan undoubtedly has a protracted strategy to go. Nevertheless, in the primary month of the season, Sochan has left an enduring impression on fans and experts alike.

The sport between the Kings and the Spurs

The Sacramento Kings beat the San Antonio Spurs by 18 points. With this victory, the Sacramento Kings at the moment are on a five-game winning streak. Kings’ point guard De’Aaron Fox was highly instrumental in getting his team the win. Fox bagged 28 points with 8 assists and shot 73.3% from the sector.

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November 17, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) shoots the basketball against San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) in the course of the third quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Fox’s efforts were well-complimented by the Kings’ shooting guard Malik Monk who registered a complete of 26 points. Coach Mike Brown had a couple of special words for Malik Monk in the course of the press conference. Coach Brown said, “He brings a whole lot of joy to the team. He’s at all times laughing and joking. He keeps the team connected. Brown also stated that Monk’s energy is contagious.

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The Kings will hope to proceed this winning streak while the Spurs hope to get back to winning ways.

What’s your tackle the poster dunk? Is Jeremy Sochan the modern-day Dennis Rodman? Tell us within the comments below.

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