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Old-School Funk to Start Your Week

You’ve probably seen it many times before. But this dunk from the Kentucky-Mississippi State game in 1983 is absurd. And this clip has a little bit of everything.

First, and most importantly, Kentucky’s Dirk Minniefield displays an almost supernatural leaping ability in this utter posterization dunk.

But beyond that, we also get to hear a younger and slightly less overzealous Dick Vitale going into an at-the-time still undeveloped trademark verbal episode, along with a glance at the old Rupp Arena logo at center court, and a bit of footage of Kentucky great “Dinner Bell” Mel Turpin making the steal to set the whole thing in motion.

When the BBLD reported last week that John Wall possessed a rare explosiveness from a 6’3 player, we may have forgotten to mention UK’s all-time assist leader Minniefield.

Apologies, Dirk.

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Epic collapse by UK tonight. Still something not right with this team.
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