In basketball, when a guy dunks over or, in some cases, through another guy, they call that “getting posterized.” The term is a reference to the fact that, if you took a photo at the right moment, the image would make an awesome poster fit for a kid’s (or a grownup’s) bedroom wall.
If you’re a hardcore basketball fan, then obviously you know that already. On the other hand, if you’re not a hardcore basketball fan, then you just learned something. And to continue the learning process, here are 21 animated GIFs of dudes getting posterized—just to make sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.
We bring you this list for two reasons. The first is because we want to get everyone up to speed with this bit of hoops lingo in advance of what may be the next big internet fad: random people getting “posterized” in unexpected everyday places. The second is simply that GIFs of basketball players getting posterized are awesome.
So, ready to go? Good. Let’s hit it.