Phoenix Suns forward Cam Johnson made his presence felt in color during the team’s overtime victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Johnson’s 6ft 8 typically produces a highlight reel with a shot from outside the arc, however, Johnson decided to show off his athletic talent for everyone at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday.
Jarrett Allen meets CAM JOHNSON !!! pic.twitter.com/db3J6Woxeh
̵1; Bally Sports Arizona (@BallySportSAZ) May 5, 2021
With almost a minute left in overtime, Suns center-back Deandre Ayton was looking for an open man when Johnson cut to the basket and boarded a plane against Jarret Allen, the Cavaliers’ center.
😂🏀😂🏀😂Ayton. #Cum Jam # Sun pic.twitter.com/BLFAnE1zg1
– Tim Ring (@timringTV) May 5, 2021
Johnson threw two-handed Doug backwards, and Allen, Alton, Ayton and the other Sun’s benches couldn’t believe what they had just seen.
“That’s crazy. I’m excited,” Suns forward Mikal Bridges said after the game. I don’t think he’s going to poke it. It shocked and surprised everyone. But for sure, I think it’s one of the best dramas. ”
It was a dip and a reaction for us 🤯 pic.twitter.com/WiVZj3Ofg3
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) May 5, 2021
Chris Paul, the Suns point guard, pointed out after the game how he loved the energy he saw from Johnson and the Suns’ other players to play.
“Our teams are connected like that,” Paul said via Zoom. “To look at the bench and how everyone reacts, because as I said, we have men playing the right way. Everything they do comes out of a good place, and when you see [Johnson] For creating an exciting play, you have a real pleasure. [Johnson]. ”
People around the basketball world were terrified by Johnson’s double-handed dip when they hit social media.
What is the mother of NBA STREET VOLUME 2, Cam Johnson?
– Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) May 5, 2021
Show him too sheeeeeeeeesh pic.twitter.com/kz96ALQOCZ
– Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) May 5, 2021
I think Cam Johnson won the DUNK contest … in May.
10 across the board for my slam backwards goodness
– Cody Cunningham (@Cody_Cunningham) May 5, 2021
Johnson ended the night with seven points and five rebounds for Phoenix in 30 minutes of running as the Sun defeated the Cavalier with 134-118.