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Here's video courtesy of YouTube user GetBangedOn of a fourth quarter dunk by Portland Trail...

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Here's video courtesy of YouTube user GetBangedOn of a fourth quarter dunk by Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum in a win over Russia in the semifinals of EuroBasket. Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com writes that it was so good it almost erases the memory of Frederic Weis getting hurdled by Vince Carter. ----------------------- The most memorable dunk in French basketball history will remain a dunk that they are not proud of. But at least now, there is a dunk — courtesy of Nicolas Batum — that the French can replay over and over again without feeling ashamed. ... The dunk by Batum came as France was clinging to a 63-57 lead midway through the fourth quarter. He took a pass on the left wing, near the corner, saw an opening to the basket and let forth a burst of speed and athleticism that propelled him high above the rim. The dunk thundered through the basket as Batum was being fouled by Sergei Monia, and all of a sudden the lead was up to nine and the French players were jumping for joy off their bench. ----------------------- -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter