Wizards forward Rui Hachimura rates his own poster dunk on Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart
Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura baptized Detroit Pistons rookie Isaiah Stewart with a mean poster dunk. After Washington’s 106-92 win over Detroit, the sophomore couldn’t help but rate the poster as a top-3 highlight of his career.
“It was a top three,” Hachimura said postgame, beaming with pride. “After the game I saw the highlights and stuff — I liked it.”
In case you missed it, here is when Hachimura gave Stewart his “Welcome to the NBA” moment:
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That’s an amazing call from the Wizards announcer, too. Konichiwa indeed, Mr. Stewart.
Hachimura enjoyed the throwdown, letting out a huge roar in front of Stewart’s face. Wizards head coach Scott Brooks definitely enjoyed seeing the emotion from the Japanese-born stud.
“I love it, I think he needs more of it,” coach Scott Brooks said of Hachimura’s emotions after his slam. “I think he’s getting used to the NBA way. You’ve gotta play with that emotion, that passion, that edge.”
Hachimura is looking more comfortable playing out there as his second NBA season rolls along. He registered 14 points and six rebounds in Washington’s 14-point win over Detroit. As for the man who set up the play, Russell Westbrook finished with another triple-double. The Wizards star point guard notched 19 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 assists in the win.
Westbrook has embraced a mentor role for Hachimura in his debut campaign with the Wizards. The former league MVP definitely made his protege look good, with Hachimura providing the finishing touches with his insane bounce.