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aaronbev79
05-12-2009, 09:33 AM
I may be wrong, but I thought Wally only had one or two dunks in the regular season. I remember his dunk going along the baseline against the Mavs, but I can't remember any others.

But now, Wally had three dunks in the series against the Hawks. WOW...all I can say is WOW. The Hawks are one of the most athletic teams in the East, and Wally threw it down multiple times.

Is it just me or has Wally turned it up another knotch in these playoffs? Does anyone else love to see Wally playing in the post?

Maybe this doesn't deserve to be its own thread, but I thought Wally deserved some love for how well he's been playing.

AnthonyR
05-12-2009, 09:38 AM
I heard through the grapevine that Wally may be contesting LeBron in next years slam dunk competition. :rolleyes: I love to see LeBron slam one in...but to see Wally do it...it has to clear the whole bench. lol

wuck
05-12-2009, 09:46 AM
http://blog.cleveland.com/cavs_impact/2009/05/medium_wallydunkjg.jpg



Some RCFer (RandolphKeys, I think) mentioned how Wally has taken off his knee brace during the playoffs, for the first time in a long time, which must have given him more freedom to soar.



Best dunk (first half): Let's give it to Wally Szczerbiak, whose fast-break dunk put the Cavs up, 26-24. So discombobulated were the Hawks that they had to take a timeout with 7:25 left in the half.

Best dunk (second half): Delonte West stuffed half his left arm through the goal to give the Cavs a 64-59 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Asked which dunk was better, the Cavs were split.

Said Szczerbiak, "Delonte threw it down over a few people and might have even gotten fouled. But mine was a true dunk tonight. I got up there and pulled the rim down and all. I'll enjoy watching that one on the highlights."

Said Zydrunas Ilgauskas, "I'll take Wally's because we don't see that a lot from him."

Said Mo Williams, "Both." :D

SOURCE (http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2009/05/the_courtside_view_seen_and_he_3.html#more)

kardiak
05-12-2009, 09:50 AM
I really like seeing Wally attack the mismatch and not just throwing up jumpers. He has been playing pretty smart basketball lately. I have been surprised by his post game.

action
05-12-2009, 10:02 AM
I think I was most surprised by how much Wally wanted the ball. I'm used to him being passive and waiting for someone to gift him the ball at the top of the key. I think those 4th quarter blowouts where the offense breaks down are starting to get to him. Wally wanted the ball and if you weren't going to give it to him, he was going to go get it. It's strange to watch, as a halfway intelligent fan you want Mo demanding the ball, but I can't say I don't like it. I don't think I really bought into that hunger thing until this year watching this team. Lebron, Wally, Z diving on balls, Delonte showing no fear, these guys are scary as heck without physically beating up people. Even if you sized them down to my skill level, I would want no part of playing against this team.

Maximus
05-12-2009, 10:15 AM
I may be wrong, but I thought Wally only had one or two dunks in the regular season.

He had 3 during the regular season.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/dunk-o-meter/yearly

Wally World
05-12-2009, 10:18 AM
Wally is the man.....I dont know how many times i need to repeat.....Just look at his nickname WALLY WORLD!!!!Also i like his relation with LBJ this season......We will win it all....

Cavatt
05-12-2009, 10:19 AM
Wally has embraced a new style of play at a ripe old age. With his rebounding up and his post game taking over, it seems to give him the confidence to put the ball on the floor and take it to the rim. For such a one dimensional shooter to change it up this late in the game and is a testament to the heart we see him play with every night.

Lee
05-12-2009, 10:24 AM
Wally is the man.....I dont know how many times i need to repeat.....Just look at his nickname WALLY WORLD!!!!Also i like his relation with LBJ this season......We will win it all....

Do you see your boy resigning with us after this season? How many more years do you think wally has left in him? At this point, he isnt playing because he needs money, its purely for the love of the game....but that knee really has to make him consider retiring soon i would think. I would love to see him on our bench for 3 or so more years though. Said for over a year now, he is the perfect bench swing vet. Always need that sg/sf vet off the bench who can shoot. One thing wally can do at any age is shoot.

Jon
05-12-2009, 10:25 AM
Mo is a red hot streak shooter and when he's hot he doesn't need to demand the ball since it's often in his hands - but what you've got to like about Wally and Delonte is they're quick to look for other ways to score besides long jumpers.

Mo of course isn't just a 3pt shooter either, but it seems like that when his long game is off his short game (drives, floaters, pull-ups) is off too. Fortunately he has a knack of finding his shot again before the end of the game.

Chardon
05-12-2009, 10:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mN8XRYijq4

its wallys world... we just live in it

bucksprime99
05-12-2009, 11:29 AM
I wish there was video of that one last night. That was really surprising.

wuck
05-12-2009, 01:10 PM
I wish there was video of that one last night. That was really surprising.


No replay and no bench reaction, but you can find the move 0:33 into this highlight clip.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ov57yUxlwY

Wally World
05-12-2009, 02:39 PM
Do you see your boy resigning with us after this season? How many more years do you think wally has left in him? At this point, he isnt playing because he needs money, its purely for the love of the game....but that knee really has to make him consider retiring soon i would think. I would love to see him on our bench for 3 or so more years though. Said for over a year now, he is the perfect bench swing vet. Always need that sg/sf vet off the bench who can shoot. One thing wally can do at any age is shoot.

I can see him playing like 3-4 more seasons.....He will resign with cavs for sure....HE is a winner and he will do whatever he can to stay with cavs....i dont see any money problem....he is playing now because he love this game so much.......this will be a great franchise......This is our year....

chiefwahoo
05-12-2009, 02:59 PM
Look at the heart and determination...

Calling a quick timeout to avoid being molested by Joe Johnson:
http://photos.cleveland.com/photos/plain-dealer/a3f95681627e65afff1ac44da3f4c747.jpg


Taking a hard playoff foul:
http://photos.cleveland.com/photos/plain-dealer/0a320c489522aa87ef6151efac045621.jpg


Putting Flip in a figure-four leglock to keep him from the loose ball:
http://photos.cleveland.com/photos/plain-dealer/37169e904405a4842e8dcf0e7edf5929.jpg


Passing out of the low post (once considered a black hole):
http://www.nba.com/media/cavaliers/cleatl_090511_06.jpg


Taking it strong to the rim and embarrassing the Hawks:
http://www.nba.com/media/cavaliers/cleatl_090511_04.jpg

Love it.

WALLY, WALLY, WALLY...