Video: Christian Eyenga throws down on Pau Gasol, chats it up


Back when the Cleveland Cavaliers were up to losing 26-straight games, the joke around the league amongst media and coaches alike had to do with the anonymity of its players, and how you needed a scorecard to determine who was who. And the most common go-to joke? "What's a Christian Eyenga(notes)?"

Fast forward to the last big night of the NBA's unofficial first half, the Cavs have now won two of three (!), with the latest win coming over the defending champs on Wednesday night. And the most shocking part of Cleveland's revenge game (Los Angeles had beaten Cleveland by 55 points earlier this season)? Christian Eyenga's throw down on NBA All-Star Pau Gasol(notes), which can be seen above.

Following the game, Stepien Rules' Brendan Bowers joined the scrum to ask the rookie about his dunk, and if it was even the finest dunk of his career:

Everyone, repeat after me: E-Y-E-N-G-A.