The term “posterize” gets thrown around pretty liberally these days. If you want an example of what it’s truly like to put someone on a poster, watch this clip of Wichita State’s Tekele Cotton dunking on Illinois State’s John Jones.
Cotton releases off the left baseline and explodes to the basket. Jones does what players are taught, by offering backside help after his teammate has been sealed off from the play. Unfortunately for Jones, he is a tick too slow.
This play is beautiful because the dunker keeps elevating while his defender is already coming back to Earth. Welcome to the party, Tekele Cotton.