Atlanta Hawks big man only scored five points in the first three quarters of Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers. But if NBA players got bonus points for how impressive their baskets looked, John Collins would be the leading scorer tonight.
With just under five minutes left in the third quarter, Collins rose up for an alley-oop, throwing down a vicious dunk over 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid while somehow simultaneously putting Embiid in a headlock. Amazingly, it was Embiid who was called for a foul on the play.
Collins' thunderous dunk caught the attention of multiple players watching the game at home, including Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green, who tweeted "Ohhhhhhh s-------- John!!!" And he wasn't the only one to react.
😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 My GOD!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) June 19, 2021
🤯— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) June 19, 2021
Yoooo 👀⛑⛑— De'Andre Hunter (@DreHunter) June 19, 2021
That's the FILTHIEST DUNK this season by far, damn John Collins, trusting your own Process 👀😳..— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) June 19, 2021
Baron Davis, the former two-time NBA All-Star and wrestling aficionado, appreciated the grappling skills by Collins on the dunk.
Caught a Brett Hart Body Slam— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) June 19, 2021
Meanwhile, Evan Turner asked the question we all really wanted answers to.
I wanna know how that's a foul on embiid when dude jumped up and all over him??— Evan Turner (@thekidet) June 19, 2021