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Best dunks of the last decade? Don’t mind if I do (VIDEO)

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Yesterday, CBT’s blog-buddy CJ Moore put together a list of the top ten dunks of the last decade, and as a longtime lover of a good posterization, I have to put up a link to it.

It’s well worth your time.

But it’s nowhere near the be-all, end-all for great dunks of the last decade.

Since I know you have nothing better to do with your Tuesday (admit it, you don’t), here are a few more posterizations worthy of watching:

Perhaps the most famous facial of all-time, Hakim Warrick over Royal Ivey in the Final Four in 2003:

I mean, c’mon:

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And along those same lines, check out this Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dunk against Portland back in 2011:

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The biggest miss that CJ had, in my opinion, was this soaring dunk from Jared Cunningham. The call from the announcer takes it to another level:

Travis Leslie couldn’t do much more than dunk during his time at Georgia, but boy could he dunk. DeMarcus Cousins found that out the hard way:

Gerard Anderson of Cal St-Fullerton is one of the best dunkers I’ve ever seen, but he got caught on the wrong end of a poster by Jeff Teague of Wake Forest:

I love little guys dunking over big guys, so I present to you Shay Shine of High Point …

… and Will Bynum (not that Will Bynum) of Montana State:

Big guys can dunk over little guys, too, and it’s still just as awesome. Ain’t that right, Charles Garcia?:

Marques Blakely’s dunk against Albany in the America East final back in 2007 is one of my personal favorite dunks:

And finally, no dunk list is complete without this emasculation, courtesy of Kwame Alexander:

Rick Pitino: ‘We should be penalized … but not this team’

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One of the biggest storylines of Saturday’s college basketball schedule had everything to do with a team that no longer matters in the championship picture.

Less than 24 hours after being informed that the school would be imposing a postseason ban that will leave the Cardinals out of the ACC and NCAA tournaments, No. 19 Louisville tipped off against Boston College, and they did so without leading scorer Damion Lee, who is battling a knee issue.

How would the team respond to the decision — the despicable, shameful decision — that the university’s president made?

Well, it seems.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the first eight minutes and cruised to a 79-47 win over an overmatched Boston College team in the Yum! Center.

And head coach Rick Pitino, after the quote, said exactly what everyone is thinking.

“We should be penalized, no question about it,” he said. “But not this team. But the NCAA didn’t make that decision. We made that decision.”

He’s totally right. The school sacrificed the season — and the only shot that a pair of fifth-year seniors would get to play in the NCAA tournament — to protect the school, the brand and the bottom-line moving forward. Like I said earlier, it’s despicable.

But credit the Cardinals for responding.

Because they still have something on the line. They’re just a game out of first place in the ACC, and while an ACC regular season title isn’t a shot to play in the ACC or NCAA tournament, it’s still a banner that would probably mean more to Damion Lee and Trey Lewis than any league title has meant to a Louisville player before.

Oklahoma State without Jawun Evans, questionable moving forward

Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans (1) goes up for a shot between Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) and forward Perry Ellis (34) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Oklahoma State won 86-67. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Oklahoma State’s star point guard was not in the lineup on Saturday against No. 13 Iowa State.

Evans injured his shoulder in the Cowboys’ loss at Texas Tech on Wednesday and was ruled out of Saturday’s game.

According to the school, his official status moving forward is questionable. The Pokes are just 11-11 on the season and likely need to earn the Big 12’s at-large bid to get into the NCAA tournament. It makes sense to let him get healthy.

Evans was averaging 12.9 points, 4.9 assists and 4.4 boards this season, but he had been arguably the best point guard in the Big 12 during league play, averaging 15.6 points and 5.6 assists.