Video: Knicks’ Mario Hezonja destroys Marquese Chriss with poster slam
Mario Hezonja’s first highlight of the season was a dunk of Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo at Madison Square Garden. Now, the swingman has poster dunk to add to his highlight reel, as Hezonja dunked all over Cleveland Cavaliers big man Marquese Chriss in Cleveland.
Super Mario caught a body!😵 pic.twitter.com/VaIP2nNyTm
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) February 12, 2019
Well, that was just nasty. The former No. 5 overall draft pick is showing that he has some serious hops. Marquese Chriss is pretty good shot blocker too, making this dunk even more impressive.
Hezonja entered Monday averaging 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game for the Knicks while shooting 40.4 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free-throw line.
It’s the infamous “Zion Bowl” in Cleveland on Monday, as the Knicks and Cavs are battling for the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft so they can draft Duke sensation Zion Williamson. Hezonja, though, wanted to show that he has some serious dunking skills just like Williamson.
Hezonja was considering a bust heading into this season. The Magic drafted him fifth overall in 2015, but he only has career averages of 7.1 points. He’s trying to find a home in New York and more dunks like this will help.