Donovan Mitchell didn’t have a stellar Game 2 to the series against the Houston Rockets, but his highlight-reel put-back dunk over three defenders shone the spotlight bright over him, quickly elevating over his opposition.
The rookie shooting guard hilariously immortalized this moment with a photo of him hanging on the rim, alluding to an episode of “Chappelle’s Show” where the late Prince would school some of his invited guests in a game of basketball.
Game…. Blouses🤐🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/qWSFMV9ghA
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) May 3, 2018
In that episode, known as a part of Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories, Prince hangs from the rim with two hands without naturally descending, then with one hand, and later with no hands left on the rim — hovering in the air before realizing he needs to come down for dramatic effect.
Mitchell cleverly used the only appropriate caption for this photo from Eric Christian Smith of The Associated Press — “Game… Blouses.”
Take a look here.
For those who missed Mitchell’s dunk, it was every bit worth immortalizing in this tweet.
Donovan Mitchell brought the dunk contest to the playoffs 😳 pic.twitter.com/Jy6KJX5Gfm
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 3, 2018
Nicknamed “The Spyda” — Mitchell used every bit of his spider-like 7-foot wingspan to cram that one down, using a quick second-jump to follow up his missed floater attempt and rock the rim over P.J. Tucker, Trevor Ariza, and Clint Capela — all four inches or taller than the 6-foot-3 shooting guard.
Surely from that point, it was game… blouses.