October 22, 2008
We showed you this clip of Kevin Martin chopping up Rudy Fernandez's ankles and dunking in Blazer traffic yesterday, but there's a little more to the story. Melody Gutirrez of the Sacramento Bee (via FanHouse, via Sactown Royalty, via Internet) explains:
Martin also won a $1,000 bet with teammate Mikki Moore on who would be the first to dunk on Oden. "I had to go get my money," Martin said.
Asked if he knew Oden and Aldridge would be there when he crossed over Fernandez, Martin laughed. "Them guys have 7-(foot)-5 wingspans, so even if you don't think they are going to be there, they are going to be there," Martin said. "I'm glad they were there. I got a little richer today."
While the bounty bet is both hilarious and ingenious, I have a little problem with it in this case. Speed Racer didn't dunk ON any Blazer, let alone Old Greg. Watch it again and keep an eye on how late Oden gets to the rim to challenge the slam. That's not dunking on him. That's dunking near him. Also, I don't know about you, but I expect at least some body contact with my "You Got Dunked On" dunks.
So, Kevin, I suggest you give Moore his money back. He has too many snakes to feed.