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Mustapha Farrakhan's dunk is ESPN's top play


One TV announcer called it "the proverbial facial." The SportsCenter hosts began speaking in Arabic when they discussed it. And every game story about Virginia's win over N.C. State talked about Mustapha Farrakhan's dunk.

"Oh my God! That's all I can say for that -- Oh my God! It was nasty," said Virginia guard Sylven Landesberg, via the Daily Progress.

"I'm still in shock," forward Jerome Meyinsse said, via TheSabre.com. "It better be on ESPN's Top Ten."

Zach Berman touched on this same theme in The Post's gamer:

Following the game, the Cavaliers' players appeared most excited about returning home to watch SportsCenter. Forward Mike Scott wanted to call ESPN to ensure the dunk is featured in the day's top 10 plays. Guard Sammy Zeglinski said it must make top three. Unprompted, Landesberg insisted on a higher distinction. "It's definitely number one," Landesberg said. "It has to be number one!"

He was right. It was number one. See highlights below.

"Oh no," went the dialog. "It's not a manicure. It's not a pedicure. It's a facial. Alaikum Salam."


By Dan Steinberg  |  February 4, 2010; 11:21 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Comments

This video doesn't even do it justice. So far so good in the mediocre ACC.

Posted by: daveskin | February 4, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

That was real nasty


-Barno1

Posted by: OG_Barno | February 4, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

His taunting of the opponent afterward didn't seem very sporting to me.

Posted by: VTDuffman | February 4, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

>>His taunting of the opponent afterward didn't seem very sporting to me.<<

I don't think he was taunting -- more likely was upset about being smashed in the face by that opponent.

Posted by: smshadowman | February 4, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

It's a long way from staring a guy down to stomping your cleat on his leg when he's on the ground, Hokie.

Posted by: MTrogdon | February 4, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"It's a long way from staring a guy down to stomping your cleat on his leg when he's on the ground, Hokie."

Goodness, a Marcus Vick Reference? You had to reach back for that one.

To be fair, I didn't think that was very sporting either.

76-71

Posted by: VTDuffman | February 4, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Wow, great dunk. He took three steps, though.

Posted by: mkremnitzer0 | February 4, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

'Bean Pie my Brother?'

Peace be with you...lol

Posted by: kahlua87 | February 4, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Sssh. Don't upset the Hokies fans. They don't know who to root for tonight. Their favorite team or the Hokies.

Posted by: hooverama | February 4, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

"Goodness, a Marcus Vick Reference? You had to reach back for that one."

Hmmm how about The Big Donut and his penchant for "rough" behavior? That reaching back too?

Posted by: TheSuperhoo | February 4, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I'll re-phrase.

It's a long way from staring down someone after dunking to flicking off the Maryland student section, Hokie.

Posted by: MTrogdon | February 5, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Allen's flagrant at UVA was a joke. Officials have had his number since his sophomore year and the infamous "bump."

Posted by: sitruc | February 6, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

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