The abbreviated, lockout-compressed NBA season has been one of the most exciting regular seasons in recent memory. There has been over a dozen standout plays that have captivated the league’s global audience. From LeBron James having perhaps the best statistical season to capture his third regular-season MVP award, to the debut of “Linsanity” on Broadway to “The Dunk” heard around the world, here Life + Times compiles the most memorable dunks, buzzer beaters and game-winners that made the 2011-2012 season spectacular. And to think they almost canceled the entire season.
Westbrook Breakin’ Ankles
The 2011-2012 truncated season is the year Russell Westbrook made his mark. We always knew the young Oklahoma City Thunder playmaker had what it took to go up against the top guards in the league, but this season the 23-year-old put everyone on notice that not too many guards can stop him– as evident in this ankle breaking clip.