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Kenneth Faried Is Having Fun Against The Dominican Republic

Kenneth Faried is the Manimal.
September 3, 2014, 8:35pm
Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Kenneth Faried is running all over the place against the Dominican Republic today and it's paying off in a number of dunks and defensive plays. The Manimal leads the team with 10 points and Team USA leads 56-41 at the half. Just as the broadcast was praising his play on an earlier dunk, Faried helped out on defense for an Anthony Davis block, and busted down the court to follow up for another great dunk.

The great thing about that second dunk, especially, is that Faried—echoing analyst Fran Fraschilla's "he treats every shot as a pass to him" description—took off from the three point line at the same time Stephen Curry took his shot. Everyone else was standing still and Faried jumped over and through them.

 Here, have a GIF, too: