A U.S. Air Force airman — in full fatigues and combat boots — slammed home a windmill dunk during a break in the action of USA Basketball’s Blue-White game in Las Vegas on Thursday night.
Although the 'slam dunk' is technically just jumping really high in the air and putting a ball through a hoop, there is something cool about a professional showing off their skills to the world. If this isn't a motivational video for you to go to the gym and do leg workouts...nothing is!
When the Harlem Globetrotter's recently visited the Lafayette Cajun Dome, I was hoping to see this guy in action. Unfortunately, the world's tallest basketball player Paul Sturgess, "Tiny" is his nickname, was not present that night. "Tiny" stands at a whopping 7-feet-8-inches tall and weighs over 300 pounds!! The pride of Loughborough, England, Sturgess played basketball at W
This year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest saw a lot of firsts, including Jeremy Evans making the winning drunk by leaping over Kevin Hart. The comedian had bustled onto the court dressed as a stuttering mailman with a package for Evans.
With the lockout continuing, NBA players have been forced to look elsewhere to fulfill their basketball jones. In the case of Dwight Howard, this journey took him to Japan, where the Orlando Magic center recently dunked on an 11-foot hoop which had been attached to the neck of a 12-foot stuffed giraffe, during an exhibition at a Tokyo mall.
Yes, it all sounds a bit strange, but the crowd gets real
Phoenix Suns' head coach Alvin Gentry labeled the dunk Los Angeles Clippers' rookie Blake Griffin threw down over Suns' center Marcin Gortat on Sunday as "impressive of a dunk as I have seen in the NBA in 23 years."