Video: Brandon Paul posterizes Trevor Mbakwe

Last night, it was Sam Thompson putting A.J. Hammons on a poster (Watch it). Wednesday night, it was Brandon Paul doing it to Trevor Mbakwe. Paul’s posterizing flush was as impressive as any we’ve seen this year, but it also was a little controversial. The Illini senior was called for a charge on the play, and yet the bucket counted. Maybe because the dunk was just THAT good? Watch the slam now and see the Twitter reaction to it in this post.

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The dunk made for a terrific photo, too. Check out this tremendous USA TODAY Sports shot of the dunk:

See some of the tweets following Paul’s dunk:

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Ross Hyde on 1/9/2013 @ 9:43pm EDT Said:

What is the regulation that allows an offensive charge to be awarded with 2 points!?

Todd Hansen on 1/9/2013 @ 10:02pm EDT Said:

Isnt that a scoring error? When do you get a charge call and the basket?

afurry on 1/10/2013 @ 1:55am EDT Said:

The refs must have said that the ball was released before the charge was committed. Clearly the replay shows that to be false. Illinois got a phantom 2 points and still lost by 17.

Perry Dable on 1/10/2013 @ 11:44am EDT Said:

Mbakwe shouldn’t have been in the way! That’s such a great play it should have been a no-call.

Tim Smith on 1/10/2013 @ 12:18pm EDT Said:

Perry with that attitude you must have played on a lot of losing teams.

Ross Hyde on 1/10/2013 @ 1:57pm EDT Said:

Thank you afurrty. Phantom 2 points indeed. Perhaps the refs couldn’t resist a good highlight.

Feelins Narky on 1/10/2013 @ 5:23pm EDT Said:

Refs should’ve checked the replay an awarded 4 points for awesomeness.

Rick Hoover on 1/10/2013 @ 9:03pm EDT Said:

George, you’re right. Paul could have jumped over the entire basketball, but it doesn’t mean boo when your team gets destroyed.