Even GRIII would be hard pressed to match
Even GRIII would be hard pressed to match
Brent Petway says that's pretty cool for a young dude.
He's good at jumping.
He has some airtime there.
What, am I supposed to be impressed or something. I used that shit when I was like 10 (in NBA Jam).
I just don't find this impressive anymore. I have seen so many videos of guys doing things like this for over ten years, same old shit. I am more impressed, especially these days, with just very solid, good basketball players.
Looks like Jamal Crawford was the host of the dunk contest (Not OT?). I think his foundation gets the proceeds from the Seattle Pro-Am events (assuming this was part of the pro-am).
Lavine doing all that makes some sense. There were NBA scout tweets all over the place about how insane he was in workouts. If GRIII makes the NBA roster, they'll have two top level athletes running around cleaning up Ricky Rubio misses.
...there are no other basketball players on the court. I also didn't see any of those moves during the NCAA Tourney...where he went 3/15 and scored a total of 8 points in 3 games.
He will end up as a better pro than at college. He has good form and is a good knockdown jump shooter
Every single one of his jumpers in the tape was an airball.
This kid has serious next level talent. Sorry to say but way more talented than GRIII I don't care what his college numbers say. I believe he will be a star, and no I'm not basing my opinion off of these highlights. I'm basing them off what I saw firsthand at the NBA Summer league.
...he is only 6'5, he is not a PG (although his Dad thinks he is), he does not currently possess the skills to be a top SG in the NBA, and he is small for a SF (which is the position he is most suited for). If you are easily impressed with a high vertical...then this is your guy. I saw him play 5 times in person this past year...and IMO he is pretty mediocre. He averaged 5 pts a game in March (playing in 9 games) and outside the first round PAC 12 Tourney game...was a non-factor in either the PAC 12 or NCAA Tourney. That said, if he isn't playing in the D league, I look forward to watching Lavine in the dunk contest next year.
congrats you just described Russell Westbrook. which doesn't really make your case.
...3rd team PAC 10 honors, did not help carry a team to the Final Four (and play well in the PAC 10 & NCAA tourney), has worse ball handling skills and is an inch shorter. Other than that, Lavine is just like Westbrook.
I agree with your overall point, but isn't Westbrook only 6'3"? But yeah, I don't think Lavine is anywhere near Westbrook's neighborhood.
We obviously saw 2 different kids. The kid I saw was the most athletic player in Vegas and had a sweet stroke and handle and just a superior player. Last time I checked, the NBA Summer League is a higher level of ball than the PAC16. The more he plays the more I believe his mediocre numbers can be attributes to his college coaching.
Best Michigan dunker I ever saw was guy named Alan Hardy who played from 76-79. In the 79 game against State Hardy came in from the wing and dunked so freaking hard over Greg Kelser I thought he was going to bring Kelser and the entire backboard down with him.
If that dunk is out there someplace it's absolutely amazing. It was 35 years ago and I can still remember it very clearly.
during pregame warm-up was amazing. He did things that piss on the Slam Dunk contestbsince Vince Carter.
To him caring more about his swaggful appearance then winning the college dunk contest his senior year
haircut was full of swag. (first time I've ever used that word without trying to be ironic.)
It's strange that you bring up this name, because I was talking to someone here in the conference room earlier about Michigan players that have played for the Pistons at some point or another and Hardy's name came up. I think Phil Hubbard played for Detroit for about 30 minutes (i.e., less than a season) in the early 1980s as well. In any case, I couldn't find any video clear enough to post, but bits and pieces of Hardy's dunking prowess were on YouTube as well as enshrined in scanned copies of the Daily from the late 1970s. If I find gold later, I can post it.
Best Michigan dunker I ever saw was Derek Alexander at the CCRB taking alley oops from Desmond Howard back when Dez was a nobody freshman. Alexander would launch from the free throw line, take the alley oop and dunk so violently his entire body would disappear horizontally on the other side of the backboard while he held onto the rim... He appeared to be 10 times the athlete that Dez was. Funny how that all worked out.
I remember being a kid and thinking this stuff was amazing. Now it's kinda meh...
I'd still rather see Polamalu light someone up or Cabrerra hit a curve ball 420 feet.
Dunks will always be impressive to me because I still can't do it. I remember being a kid and thinking I'll do that some day when I get older. Boy was I wrong.
That was more funny then it was impressive. I was laughing the whole time watching it. That mught just be because im high though
I had never heard if this kid and watched the video thinking he was a recruit. I have to admit that I after I found out he is already in the nba I found this to be much less impressive because there is no way that he will be doing this in maize and blue.