Kornet hits Bulls with hilarious celebration after putback dunk

Kornet hits Bulls with hilarious celebration after putback dunk originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

After the Boston Celtics finally got a decent lead over the Chicago Bulls in Thursday night’s matchup, Boston center Luke Kornet had the opportunity to get some minutes.

With a 15-point lead with just under ten minutes left in the game, Kornet went airborne to haul in a rebound off of Al Horford‘s missed corner three attempt. Upon catching the ball with just one hand, the 7-foot-2 big man slammed the ball back into the net over Bulls’ defender Alex Caruso.

To celebrate the high energy play, the seven-year vet hit multiple dabs alternating arms as he ran back up the court.

After the game ended, Kornet told media that his inspiration for the celebration came from middle schoolers making it a popular trend six years ago — the big man is not on any social media platforms, which explains why his celebration seemed a bit outdated.

Now in his second season with Boston, Kornet has carved out a solid bench role within the Celtics rotation, playing in just under 15 minutes per game. His height and wingspan have allowed head coach Joe Mazzulla to use the 28-year-old situationally, as well as allowing Kristaps Porzingis and Horford to get much needed rest.

After a slow start that made for a close game through three quarters, the Celtics eventually got the best of the Bulls, securing a 129-112 win to extend their win streak to seven games. Boston will now continue their road trip as they take on the New York Knicks on Saturday.

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