Originally Posted by 'trane
that is, quite clearly, a fist-pump, not a punch. he is celebrating vigorously, and potentially not aware of how close he came to hitting him until afterwards. this was, in no way, an aggressive move towards plumlee.
look at the whole play - JV Impressive STRONG to the Tin | Raptors
vs Suns | December 6, 2013 | NBA 2013-14 Season - YouTube
you are right, now I remember the play from the game and I had the same impression, but the game was shown from a different angle. From the angle in the gif, it really does look like an attempt to punch plumlee.