You may be seeing PJ Tucker on posters for years to come.
Suns forward Cameron Johnson tried to metaphorically end Tucker’s career during Suns-Bucks Game 3, with the third-year guard unleashing a furious dunk on Tucker that’s sure to be on posters and highlight reels for a long time.
Take a look at this absolute beauty, and then look again, and then look again.
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Tucker was whistled for a blocking call, with Milwaukee challenging the call, going to replay review to see whether Johnson actually committed an offensive foul. The call on the court was upheld after a commercial break, taking some steam out of the highlight-reel moment. As it turns out, the only thing that Johnson was guilty of was taking Tucker’s soul. (That’s not a foul in the NBA rulebook.)
The dunk accounted for the most emphatic two points of Johnson’s 14-point effort, but the Suns would still fall short of the Bucks in Game 3, 120-100. Phoenix still holds the 2-1 NBA Finals lead entering Wednesday night’s Game 4.
Not to be forgotten is Tucker: The Bucks forward has been one of the most entertaining — and most pesky — defenders during the NBA playoffs, but NBA Twitter didn’t let him live the posterization down.