“That’s Not Normal”: 6ft 4 Star Guard’s “Alien-Like” Stunt Leaves Kevin Garnett and NBA World in Chaos

Published 08/14/2023, 10:10 AM EDT

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Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett always appreciates a good game. No matter the sport or the outcome, The Big Ticket always gives credit where it is due. Despite having created the reputation of being a trash talker on and off the court, the 15x NBA All-Star athlete is known to promote the current generation of players by highlighting their on court-skills.

The 2004 NBA MVP did so again after a recent clip not only amazed him but many fans as well.

Kevin Garnett highlights Nate Pierre-Louis’s feat on social media


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The official Instagram account of ‘Team Flight Brothers’ recently uploaded a post. It features South Bay Lakers player Nate Pierre-Louis competing in a game. Donning the Number 15, Louis was in full form and the spectators knew it. The eye-catching moment occurred when the player was running through his opponents with the ball.

His shifts through the defense and once he sees an opening in the paint he takes off. Louis gets some hang time and crosses the ball between his legs in mid-air! Of course, the play is punctuated by his loud dunk.


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What makes it even more incredible is the fact that a defender was standing right over the 6’4 guard’s head.

The finish definitely was striking. It shocked the ‘Team Flight Brothers’ so much, they had to replay the video in slow motion as well. In order to get a different perspective, another clip was attached to the video, featuring the move from another angle.

The mind-blowing dunk caught the attention of Kevin Garnett too. He took to his Instagram account to share the reel with his 1 Million followers. Though he didn’t attach a caption to the same, the shout-out by Garnett is enough to convince fans of its merit.

From being “not normal” to ”alien like”, fans share their reaction

The Boston Celtics legend wasn’t the only one impressed by Nate Pierre-Louis’s skills. Many people took to the comments section of the video to share their reactions regarding the same.

A few Instagram couldn’t believe that what they saw was real. They wrote comments like, “Well that’s not normal (crying emoji)”, “Naw that don’t make sense”, “This has to be a accident. Ain’t no way you worked on that outside of that game,” and so on.


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Louis’ mid-air ball movement caught the attention of the fans the most. One sports enthusiast wrote “THE F**K DID THIS NI**A JUST DO!??? I KNOW HE DIDNT GO BETWEEN HIS LEGS IN TRAFFIC!!! (laughing emoji) NAW THATS MAD DISRESPECTFUL.”

Another user wrote, “Was that planned cuz how TF do you decide that mid-air,” while someone else complimented his play by stating “He did that in traffic tho.”

One viewer had a bizarre reaction to the video, comparing Louis’s feat to something that goes beyond the earth. “This dude just broke all of the known laws of physics. Aliens in other galaxies are holding their mouth like wow. The Eastbay is having an earthquake because you added to funk and then took it back away.”


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Ashmit Kumar


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Ashmit is an NBA author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, he carries a deep passion for writing and researching about basketball events around the world. Ashmit specializes in bringing captivating stories that provide in-depth coverage of teams, players, and significant events associated with the world of professional basketball.
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