Some kid from Eastern Kentucky won it...
Adeian Payne had a sick dunk and a funny celebration...
But the highlight of the dunk contest goes to Cleanthony Early of Wichita St.!
Not a 360, maybe a 220 at best, but still nice
I don't know about 220 at best, look at his feet when he takes off, I'd say at least a 270. Was an incredibly sick dunk, should've saved it for the finals, but his others weren't the best so I guess no guarantee he would've gotten there.
I am very happy that he is finally gone.
I could've done better than that.
Can't hate the funk on a nasty dunk. That was great.
Eh people give high praise to dunks too easily. Yeah, it was cool, but it was basically just a garden-variety 360 with an ab crunch in the middle. It just looked impressive because the dude has long arms and moved the ball a lot.
Isn't looking impressive the whole point of dunks? They're all worth the same number of points.
I don't know, man. That dunk was pretty nasty.
Not sure if serious...
to your avatar? I'd change my name to Buzzkillinit.
...i saw a headline (something like "payne with a spectacular 360") before i saw the dunk and didn't expect it to not match the hype. sparty uni notwithstanding, i think it's pretty sick.
he might have wanted to try something like that against uconn instead of standing out at the 3-point line for the entire game.
He's backwards when he takes off.
Ok Uncle Rico.
I can throw a football over them mountains.
I'm partial to fail gifs that star Aaron craft
The only thing that could make this gif better is if there were some Wolverines caught laughing at that shot in real time.
Adreian Payne gets no props from me for anything.
He is a pathetic man that should be doing some hard time right now for disgusting things he did to a woman.
Fuck Adreian Payne.. he is pathetic
Tell us how you really feel?
He's the creepiest of them all. Pure evil.
As long as you feel the same way about Lewan/Gibbons
Wtf is this about? I must be missing some news which is fine, but if it was worthy of this level of hate I figure I'da heard of it.
I think I ever seen...
Payne's first dunk reminds me of the reverse NBA JAM dunk
Well, if nothing else, Early did manage to avoid the people in his path, and by all appearances, the ball sustained little damage in the attempt. Hopefully, he came out of that alright as well, but yeah, I am fairly certain that this was a zero-point dunk. As for Payne, those were not bad at all, and the bowling celebration actually made me chuckle.
Did he avoid them? I believe it was Early's slight kick to the dude's back/head that threw him off balance and started the death tumble to the ground.
Is there anything more played out than dunk contests? We have seen literally every dunk. They were exciting in the 90s and early aughts even, but they are so boring now. The NBA should stop doing it annually and instead have it every three to five years. That leaves people wanting to see it more.
People bitching about dunk contests.
Cleanthony forget to drink some Sprite.
APs dunks were fun to watch. I like the aggression.
Dude completely missed his landing spot. fail
Also, I just saw the gif now. That is a spectacular failure. Kidding aside, though, Cleanthony is really good.
Because Payne is graduating, and because he had a sub-.500 record against Michigan, I can easily admit that I like him as a basketball player, and even more as a person (so the media tells me)
...he didn't cost himself millions of dollars with some horrific injury.
...all of this and no mention of his sliding into the basket support. To me, that's the best part!
Thankfully he didn't pull a Ted Beneke.
They needed Glenn Bryant III there....