Juan Toscano, recognized with the seventh best dunk in the NBA

Michelle Cruz Mexico City / 08.10.2022 21:21:00 There is no doubt that Juan Toscano had the best time for

Michelle Cruz

Mexico City / 08.10.2022 21:21:00

There is no doubt that had the best time for a Mexican in the , playing a fundamental role with the and being the first tricolor to be champion of the League, when the Warriors won in six games to the Boston Celtics in the Finals.

And the now Los Angeles Lakers player was also recognized for some of his great performances on the court, as did the NBA itself, which rated one of his dunks as the seventh best of the yearas part of a selection of 100 dunks.

That’s how it is, Juan Toscano-Anderson’s dunk entered the Top 100 that the League itself shared on its social networks. In that December 3 game against the Phoenix Suns, Stephen Curry passed the ball to Toscano, who recovered it from a steal attempt by Mikal Bridges and gave it to Otto Porter Jr., who in turn hit the ball for give it to Draymond Green. Juan was already on the run when Green passed the ball to the center of the box, which the Mexican jumped and nailed the ball in front of JaVale McGee, who tried unsuccessfully to plug it.

That was not only the best dunk of the former Fuerza Regia star in the 2021-2022 NBA season, but also fIt was the game in which he did best, since he scored 17 points (personal best and record for a Mexican in the NBA), with seven of eight field goals, a three-pointer from two attempts and 2-3 free throws, in addition to having five rebounds, the same number of assists, a block and a steal, numbers that helped the Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 118-96.

As part of his season, Juan Toscano made history as the first Mexican to participate in All-Star weekend (in the Slam Dunk Contest) and was a finalist in the NBA Dunk Contest.

This dunk was so special that McGee himself signed a poster on Christmas Eve and Toscano shared it on his social networks, after the Mexican declared that it had been his favorite mate and hoped that McGee would give him an autograph for that day.