‘Did it go in?’: The NBL dunk that reverberated around the world

Mitch Creek’s “unbelievable” dunk on Matthew Dellavedova has reverberated around the world but the South East Melbourne Phoenix star says at the time he wasn’t too sure what he had done.

Creek’s astonishing leap and one-handed jam in the third quarter was not only the standout moment of Sunday’s Throwdown XIII derby against Melbourne United, won 94-86 by the unbeaten Phoenix, but sparked a melee that was being reviewed by NBL officials on Monday.

“I was really baffled when someone said: ‘That was a crazy dunk’, I was like: ‘Did it go in?’ I didn’t actually know. There was so much going on. I realised it kind of went in. When I looked down, it was just him [Dellavedova]. I was just yelling. I had a lot of energy in the body and I was just yelling to make some noise.”

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