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WATCH: Xavier Henry enters Dunk of the Year conversation

Hey, J.J. Hickson-on-Marvin Williams? Hope you enjoyed your reign atop the 2013-14 NBA season's Dunk of the Year rankings, because it may have ended after just one day.

Check out the evil that Los Angeles Lakers swingman Xavier Henry did to New Orleans Pelicans rookie centerJeff Withey during the third quarter of the two teams' matchup at Staples Center on Tuesday.

Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes.

With the shot-clock winding down and the Lakers looking to get a shot off, L.A. forward Shawne Williams swung the ball from the left corner to Henry on the wing. Henry pump-faked past a reckless closeout by Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday, then saw New Orleans big man Lou Amundson run across the foul line toward the right elbow to keep an eye on an open Jordan Farmar, leaving all sorts of space for a drive. Henry headed straight for the rim and took flight from a step inside the dotted line; Withey jumped out of the restricted area and planted his feet to try to take the charge rather than attempting to contest the shot in the air.

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