3. Davion Mitchell — Mar. 30, 2022
Sacramento Kings’ play-by-play man Mark Jones is in the middle of a story about Davion Mitchell during the first quarter of a late-March Kings-Rockets game, and Mitchell’s ears must have been burning.
Damian Jones sets a screen for Mitchell, who crosses left to get past the defending Usman Garuba. Mitchell then skies up from the dotted line with Garuba still on him and KJ Martin sliding over to contest. But the 6-foot-2 Mitchell is too fast and furious for the two Rockets. His legs are kicked all the way back and the dunk is a rim-rocking flying hammer with a quick and fierce attack on the rim.
The Kings’ bench springs up with some head-tapping. Mitchell stares over at them and flexes, knowing exactly what he just did. He even gets a high-five from an assistant coach while the Kings’ bench is full of smiles and even with some hugging. Jeremy Lamb has a goofy smile on his face while he continually raises the roof.
Mark Jones on the call in the middle of that story about Mitchell is fabulous: “Basically, [Kyle] Lowry said, ‘Hey, you’re doing a great job. Stay in the gym, keep at it. Keep chopping wood.’” “OHH! He took some SOULS! OH! He took some bodies!!”
There was so much power on this one that the replay shows a fan who has to get up out of his seat and leave.