2016 NBA Slam Dunk contest
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine is once again the NBA Dunk champion…. 2 years running.
We here at The Barbershop are extremely proud of this young man not only because of this amazing feat, but because he is homegrown right here in the state of WASHINGTON! Bothell, WA to be exact! The state of Washington has been producing some of the best talent in the NBA for a while now – including another 2 time NBA Dunk champion Nate Robinson!
It was a hard fought competition that came down to an epic dunk-off between Zach and the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon. When it was all said and done, Zach went to the well and pulled off an amazing between the legs dunk from the free throw line – something that he had never attempted before. When asked about this years dunk competition, Zach stated, “I just think that was the best contest,” LaVine said. “There was some stuff that’s never been done before. I don’t want to get into the greats — Mike, they’re in a different breath. If you really look at it as a whole, we were doing dunks that professional dunkers take four or five tries to do and we were doing it on the first try. It was ridiculous, man.”
Check out Zach’s amazing free throw line alley-oop throw-down from last weekends All-Star festivities in Toronto.
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