In a scene right out of a And 1 mix tape or a poster/Fat Head, Dion Waiters went up for a dunk and got destroyed by Kenneth Faried with a 2 hand block.
While we appreciate Waiters willingness to attack the hoop, he could of approached the basket at a different angle, gone for a reverse or jump stopped. Instead this will be played over and over again.
During a halftime interview Waiters stated that he would go back at Faried again if it happened and “I didn’t expect him to jump” which is interesting since both prepared for the mid-air collision starting at the free throw line. Waiters confidence in himself never seems to wane. Hopefully his confidence in his teammates and a team concept continues to grow as the Cavs look to move into a playoff spot after a successful 3-2 west coast road trip.
Thankfully the Cavs still won the game, holding off a late Nuggets run in the 4th. Our takeaways from Friday night’s win are up no here. For now take a look again at Faried becoming a reoccurring nightmare for Waiters.