Mark Cuban and Luka Doncic were very, very upset with the Warriors’ successful challenge on the poster dunk

Mark Cuban and Luka Doncic were very, very upset with the Warriors’ successful challenge on the poster dunk

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Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins dunks the ball against Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Playoff Western Conference Finals on May 22, 2022.

Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins dunks the ball against Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic during the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Playoff Western Conference Finals on May 22, 2022.

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Andrew Wiggins’ posterizing dunk on Luka Doncic was the highlight of the Golden State Warriors’ 109-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. However, what made the play even better was the reaction the Mavericks star, along with owner Mark Cuban, got after the play was criticized.

Officials initially called the fourth-quarter dunk an offensive foul, supposedly because he reached out and made contact with Doncic in the face. Incredulous, Warriors coach Steve Kerr issued a challenge almost immediately.


Upon review, the offensive foul call was overturned and the team was able to celebrate arguably the best dunk of Golden State’s postseason campaign. Not everyone was celebrating in Dallas, however, as footage of Cuban and Doncic shows they were shocked by the result.

Cuban, after hearing the announcement on the arena PA, put his hands on his head and then brought them together in a prayer pose for an extended period. He then made a review motion, as if asking Dallas to challenge the challenge.

Doncic was equally incredulous. He raised his hands, placed them over his face as he began to laugh in disbelief, then placed them over his head before speaking with an official.

Wiggins dunk made comparisons featured in Baron Davis over Andrei Kirilenko during the 2007 playoffs, better known as the We Believe era. Davis said he was a fan of the Wiggins poster:

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