By Cardell Dudley
Throughout his eight year career, Rudy Gay although inconsistent has shown flashes of his immense potential to be an all star caliber player. However so far this season, his ninth in the league, Gay has for the first time consistently put it all together, and boy is it a sight to see. Gay is averaging a career high 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.6 assist a game and has Sacramento with a fighting chance to make the playoffs for the first time since the glory days of Chris Webber, Peja and Vlade Divac. Last night matched Sacramento against the Oklahoma City Thunder and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant. For Sacramento to have any chance, Gay would have to raise his game, especially with DeMarcus Cousins sitting out due to illness. Gay definitely met the challenge. Gay would put up a valiant fight as he finished with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assist in a losing effort as the Kings would fall to the Thunder 104-92. Gay didn't go quietly either, unleashing a vicious flush over the Thunders elite rim protector Serge Ibaka that shook up the building. Gay's talent has never been in question, it was the intangibles that has always made folks wary, now that he has added those things to his game, we are now seeing the blossoming of what should be a perennial all star for years to come. Check out the amazing dunk below.