James White brings in flight crew for dunk (Video)
James White brought out some of the best props we have seen for a dunk contest.
The New York Knicks swingman, nicknamed “Flight” because of his incredible leaping abilities, brought out an entire flight crew as props for his first dunk attempt Saturday in Houston. White lined the attendants up in two rows and ran through the group of attendants on his way to dunking from a step inside the line.
Though he missed his first attempt, White nailed the second attempt. He only was rewarded with a score of 45, which seemed low for a dunk of such difficulty. It seemed like the judges penalized him for missing his first attempt.
For those wondering how close to the line he was, this should give you a good idea:
The ironic part about White’s dunk is that a day earlier he told Pro Basketball Talk’s Brett Pollakoff that he wouldn’t be using any props.
“You’ve never seen me use props,” he proudly told Pollakoff. “I don’t do props, man.”
“A lot of guys use it because it’s part of the entertainment, but I think it’s taken away from the dunk contest the last couple of years,” White said. “So I’m just going to bring it back to its natural state.”
So much for that, huh? Maybe he didn’t want to tip his hand.