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Wes Johnson gets up for the reverse slam on Paul Pierce (VIDEO)

New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Wesley Johnson #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a foul call on the Lakers during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The Lakers’ Wesley Johnson is as athletic as they come, and he got the opportunity to put some of that skill on display in the first quarter against the Nets on Wednesday.

While Paul Pierce ultimately ends up on the poster here, to be fair to him his decision to contest came when it was far too late -- Johnson was already in the air and on his way to the other side of the rim by the time Pierce was able to recover and make an ill-fated attempt to defend the play.

[via The Brooklyn Game]