The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine is already a renowned slam dunk artist. It’s important to use the term “artist”, as he is redefining the dunk as we know it, and making it special just like Vince Carter did in the early 2000s.
LaVine’s latest dunk is a 360 behind-the-back dunk that takes off around roughly the free throw line. It isn’t just unheard of; it’s downright bonkers.
Check it out:
Better video of Andrew Wiggins snapchat of Zach LaVine doing 360 from free throw line
What makes LaVine so special is the effortlessness he brings to each dunk. The man just floats on air. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility that LaVine is not from this planet. His dunks remind me an awful lot of Michael Jordan’s dunk at the end of Space Jam (spoiler alert!). LaVine’s reach is so absurdly long that it shouldn’t surprise anyone when he throws one down with authority.
To make it all even more impressive, LaVine didn’t do this for the cameras, but rather for his teammates. The video comes courtesy of Andrew Wiggins’ snapchat. It’s worth wondering what other magic LaVine has been hiding from us this entire time.