Harrison Barnes, even as a rookie, is one of the NBA’s more thrilling dunkers this season. There was the time he took Nikola Pekovic’s soul earlier back in November. That one was pretty fucking awesome. Just over the weekend he skeeted all over Ersan Ilyasova. That was fun, too.
Barnes, aka The Black Falcon, was at it again Tuesday night. The victim? His tallest one yet—7-footer Aaron Gray of the Raptors.
The dunk did come with a price. You saw him grab his left leg after landing on it awkwardly. He’ll miss Tuesday’s game vs. the Cavaliers with an unspecified knee injury.
After the game, he shared on Twitter that he learned a lesson:
Note to self: take off with two feet smh
— Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes) January 29, 2013
Joining him on the injured list for Tuesday’s game are Andrew Bogut, who is resting his ankle after a good first game back Monday night, Stephen Curry (ankle) and Carl Landry (shoulder).
Here’s something Stephen Curry tweeted Tuesday afternoon:
We’re gonna go ahead and guess that means “pissed off.” It’s since been deleted.
[vid via Eye on Basketball]