De'Aaron Fox is quickly making a name for himself. The 20-year-old seems to get better and better as the season goes along and every once in a while, he does something extremely special.
On Wednesday evening against the Jazz, it looked like Fox was going to post his second triple-double of the season. He didn't quite get there, falling three rebounds short in the win.
He missed one statistical accomplishment, but the victory was huge and so was his incredible dunk in the third quarter.
After a missed jumper by Ricky Rubio, Willie Cauley-Stein grabbed the rebound and tossed it to his point guard in the backcourt. Fox took the ball from coast-to-coast, dicing through the Jazz defense for a huge left handed dunk with the menacing Rudy Gobert at his side.
N A S T Y 🦊 pic.twitter.com/uhpPnhvnZc— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) November 22, 2018
"I saw Rudy, Rudy was on the right side of me and I saw a hole and I just tried to hit it," Fox said with a smile during a post game interview on NBC Sports California. "It was probably one-on-three, one-on-four. I was trying to get there and I didn't want him to block the shot so I went up to dunk it."
.@swipathefox dishes on the win in Utah and takes @GrantNapearshow & @TheDougChristie through his monster dunk 🔊🆙 pic.twitter.com/tzTVjxF75d— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) November 22, 2018
The dunk quickly went viral on social media and is bound to make the top of every highlight reel around the country heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fox finished the night with 17 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds as the Kings knocked off the Jazz and improved to 10-8 on the season.