Social Media Buzz: NBA World reacts to Chris Boucher’s Michael Jordan-esque dunk

One of the most entertaining developments of the current NBA season is the fact that some former Oregon Ducks are starting to really establish themselves among the most entertaining young stars of the game.

We’ve seen time and again that Bol Bol is an enigma in the league, capable of doing almost anything he wants with the ball in his lanky possession with the Orlando Magic. Another guy who has really been coming into his own is Toronto Raptors’ Chis Boucher, who has developed nicely into a stretch 4 who can handle the ball, shoot from deep, and still be a nice presence in the paint thanks to his length.

On Thursday night, the first games back from the NBA All-Star break, Boucher provided a highlight that made waves throughout the league, bringing back images of Michael Jordan in the slam dunk contest.

Of course, we aren’t comparing Boucher to MJ himself, but the dunk that he threw down from the free throw line on Thursday night definitely was MJ-esque.

Here’s how the NBA world reacted to the incredible highlight:

The Highlight

Boucher's Reaction

Oh we're talking NBA history now?

That's not a short flight

Nothing new for Nick Nurse

Look out below

Boucher's BEEN doing this

What a picture

Maybe Boucher can save the dunk contest?

Oh, but he can!


New angles

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire