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What does "dunk on somebody" mean??

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Posterizing someone during a basketball game has to be an amazing achievement, at any level of play. But posterizing a 7-foot-6 superstar at the Olympics? Well, that's an achievement worth a whole lot -- $1 million, to be precise.

A certain former NBA star and Olympian -- let's call him Kevin Garnett -- revealed this week that Team USA placed a "bounty" on the head of Yao Ming during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. If any American player could dunk over the Chinese big man, they'd collect the reward.
Unfortunately, nobody was able to do it, though not for a lack of effort.

"People didn't know, we had a bounty out on Yao Ming," said Garnett in an interview with Yahoo! Sports. "The whole USA team had a bet. We had a million dollar bet on who was going to be the first person to dunk on Yao Ming. None of us did. We all tried to dunk on Yao, but he would block it or we would miss."

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