Taj Gibson’s dunk on Wade in super slo mo [video]

This is pretty awesome, outside of the failed chest bump/high five with Omer Asik after the dunk.

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Taj Gibson throws down…twice. [video]

I’ve seen dunks as good or better than what Taj Gibson had against the Heat, but I’m not sure I’ve seen a single player have TWO dunks of this magnitude in a single game before. I’m sure it has happened — but maybe not in a game of this magnitude.

First, Gibson posterized Dwyane Wade:

Then he followed up a C.J. Watson missed to hammer home his point:

Granted, that second dunk came when the game was basically over and both teams had cleared their benches…but still.

At what point does Gibson’s play (nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks) make the Bulls regret signing Carlos Boozer to a huge contract?

Boozer to miss 8 weeks after bizarre accident

Carlos Boozer has a broken hand that is going to require surgery and he’s set to miss the next eight weeks.

Boozer suffered the injury on Saturday during the Bulls’ day off. Boozer tripped over a bag in his house and fell.

“[I was] at my house, came around the corner, fell over a bag, put my arm down to kind of brace myself,” Boozer said. “I’ll get surgery on Tuesday and do my rehab, be conditioned and run with the guys. The good thing about it was at least it only happened in the preseason.

The team says Boozer broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand. He was evaluated by team physician Dr. Brian Cole and hand specialist Dr. Marc Cohen of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

There’s injury-prone, and then there’s this. Good grief. I wonder who put the bag “around the corner” — whoever it was, they’re probably going to cost the Bulls a few wins in November.

Boozer has already missed 145 games in his career, and now he’s going to miss around 15 more with this injury, including a particularly brutal seven-game road trip that includes the Spurs, Nuggets, Suns, Lakers, Mavs and Rockets. In fact, nine of the Bulls’ first 15 games are on the road, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Chicago is sitting at 6-9 or 7-8 at the end of November.

The good news is that Taj Gibson is a very capable power forward, so the Bulls won’t lose much in the starting lineup. But Gibson will have to be replaced on the bench, and that’s where Boozer’s minutes will really be missed.

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