Nuggets forward Will Barton dripples upcourt in the second half in a December game against the Magic.
Nuggets forward Will Barton dripples upcourt in the second half in a December game against the Magic. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Will Barton is a man of wonderful contradictions. How else to explain having the ferocity to crush not one but two souls with one superhuman dunk ...

... while also having the soft touch to make a baby Denver Nuggets fan Internet-famous with a fist bump.

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Before the former City and Lake Clifton star finished with 21 points, six rebounds and three assists Sunday night in a 129-126 win over the Pacers, he walked past the last row of floor seats at halftime, spotted a newborn and decided to warm America's hearts.

Barton might just win the Sixth Man of the Year Award this season. He's averaging career highs in points (15.9), rebounds (6.2) and assists (2.5) per game. Even if he doesn't, he's a lock for the "Best NBA moment with a baby" award I just made up. Congrats, Will. You earned it.

(H/T FTW)

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