Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Wednesday morning.
Kerwin Roach’s jumping ability is as good as advertised. Roach is a freshman for the Texas Longhorns and despite being just 6-foot-4, he can reportedly touch the top of the backboard. If that seems like an exaggeration, just watch this dunk against UT-Arlington. Oh my. Super Hops! Texas would go on to win 80-73 in overtime.
Philadelphia loves Kobe Bryant. Kobe played his final game in his hometown of Philadelphia and the introduction from the 76ers was one usually reserved for a star player playing at home. Bryant then came out firing, nailing a 3-pointer to start the game. Unfortunately for Kobe, the Lakers went on to become the first team to lose to the 76ers this season, 103-91. Here is the intro and the shot.
Cheick Diallo’s debut was a memorable one. The fourth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks blew out Loyola in the second half in a game that will be better remembered for the debut of Diallo, a freshman from Mali who was battling eligibility issues. Diallo didn’t score until the second half, but when the 6-foot-9 Diallo got going, it was impressive. His best moment was a coast-to-coast jam that began with him blocking a shot and ended with him doing Karl Malone’s signature dunk. Kansas won 94-61.
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