Miles Plumlee Dunked on Kyle Singler

1:36 seconds into the video (below) Miles Plumlee takes a ball from Kyle Singler and dunks over everything. Miles Plumlee is an unstoppable force. Hell, just watch the entire video and savor that brilliant tournament. The 09-10 NCAA Tournament is probably my favorite sporting event of all time. I expected another early Sweet 16 exit but the Devils used brilliant defense combined with the “Big Three” and beat all comers. Once Lance Thomas half-dunked over the entire Baylor team I felt like we had a fantastic chance to make the final four. My nerves were firing during the Butler game and I still couldn’t believe how close Hayward’s last shot was. If his shot had gone in I would’ve quit sports forever. During March Madness highlights we would no longer see Christian Laettner banging his magical jumper, we would see Gordon Hayward knocking down a clutch half-court shot after Kyle Singler was illegally leveled by Matt “The Creeper” Howard. Enough reminiscing, we’ve got work to do.

Miles Plumlee is my current favorite Duke player. I can’t explain it. I’ve had a CAT scan and my brain is in pretty decent shape. I’m not sure what it is about him that gets me all hot and bothered. I’ve seen a few interviews of him and he seems like a pretty cool dude. Well-spoken, modest and intelligent. Maybe I like that fact that he shows raw emotion on the court after doing something spectacular (or ridiculously dumb).  He has slowly progressed from the tall, athletic and buff freshman into a tall, athletic and super buff senior.  Furthermore he was named co-captain along with Ryan Kelly.  Miles and the White Raven should make for an interesting combo.  I hope it will work.

I even like Miles when he shoots mid-range jumpers that hit the back of the rim, the front of the rim or the top of the backboard.  I pump my fist and say “You’ll get em next time Plumlee.  There’s always next time.”  He’s not the most graceful fellow and he lacks a certain finesse, but he tries hard.  He’s always there to contribute a frustration foul after bricking a wide-open layup.  This may seem that I’m just bashing Miles, but I’m really not.  I love the kid.  He plays hard, he hustles and he will mix it up down low if he needs to.  Plus I’ve seen Coach K chew him out hard, numerous times, over the course of his career and Miles takes the yelling and advice and keeps going on court.

I have high hopes for the eldest Plumlee this year.  It’s his time to shine.  Will he score 20 points a game?  Probably not.  Will he get garbage baskets, putback dunks and play smart defense?  Probably.  Hopefully he’ll be able to contribute in other ways.  I would just run alley-oops from Mason to Miles all day long because Mason puts the ball right on target when tossing it to his big bro.  I imagine in their childhood Miles used to drill Mason to toss him alley-oops all day long.  Lets get hyped for this season, watch Duke dunk all over the world down below (with Miles humiliating the entire nation of China).

This entry was posted in Duke and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Miles Plumlee Dunked on Kyle Singler

Register |

  1. daniel says:

    as this column will be struggling for content until the season begins, a humble suggestion:

    anything about this.

  2. devilirium says:

    Agree with your take on Miles….your nickname for Kelly is much better than mine. To me, he’s a young Ray Romano. In fact, I half catch myself calling him Ray.

  3. Marc says:

    Thanks Daniel I’ll definitely talk about awkwardness and the Plumlees. They seem to fit the bill to the “T”.

    Devilrium I wish I could take credit for the White Raven but all credit goes to Shane. Check out his archives on SCSD! He has got some remarkable pictures up there.

  4. Dee says:

    Finally i quit my regular job, now i earn decent money online
    you should try too, just search in google – bluehand roulette system

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *