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DeAndre Jordan dunk: Clippers C credits Chris Paul pass

Photo by Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons

DeAndre Jordan‘s epic dunk on Brandon Knight was so incredible, that the reaction to it around the viral airwaves alone has been news over the past 24 hours. Jordan has likely felt all of the buzz, but he stayed humble when asked to recollect exactly what happened during Sunday night’s game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons at Staples Center.  

“It was a great pass by Chris. He set me up pretty nice,” Jordan told Fox Sports LA’s The Petros and Money Show on Monday. Honestly, I didn’t see Brandon until I caught the ball. It was too late for me to do anything else but dunk it after that.” 

Photo by Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons

Too late to do anything but dunk? Think about that for a moment. While most of us are trying to figure out how we’ll get our one glorious moment in an adult league by maybe throwing one down, Jordan can’t figure out how to not dunk the basketball. 

That’s not fair — Life in Lob City must be nice. 

Speaking of Knight, the Pistons second-year guard out of Kentucky took a hard fall that looked horrendous. Jordan, obviously caught up in the moment, was then asked whether or not he knew about it. 

“Right after I dunked it, I saw him fall and I heard a big ‘thud’ so I was kind of looking to see if he was alright,” he said. “And then I looked at my teammates and they were reacting. They were jumping off the bench. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but Matt Barnes sprinted all the way down to the end of the court. Rony Turiaf was laying on the ground. So I didn’t see the dunk until after the game.”

So given the magnitude of the throw-down, how long can he and his teammates enjoy the moment? 

“We’re gonna ride it out for a little bit,” Jordan said. 

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His work is also regularly featured on Yahoo! Sports and SB Nation. You can catch up with him on Twitter: @MikeJonesTweets.