Saturday, February 9, 2013

DeAndre Jordan's Pre-Game 360-Windmill Dunk.

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Most teams in the NBA will start their pre-game routine with layup lines to loosen up before games. The Los Angeles Clippers are not one of those teams. As the youngest and most athletic team in the league, they don't do those silly layup lines. With a nickname like Lob -City, they hold up to their reputation from start to finish. They begin their warm ups with dunk lines and have a dunk contest of their own to get ready for the game. Usually they don't do anything really crazy, but DeAndre Jordan decided to do things a little different last night.

Does it remind you of anything? Most of you should be familiar with this dunk. It has been a long time since I have seen someone pull of a 360-Windmill. The last and first person to do it in the NBA was Vince Carter in the 2000 Dunk Contest. Also known as the contest that ended all contests due to how high the bar Vince has set since he participated. It was impressive when a 6 foot 6 shooting guard pulled it off, it is even more impressive to see a near 7 footer do it with the same ease. Unfortunately for all of us, DeAndre Jordan rejected the invite to be in this year's contest. In real sense, it was the right move because James White is dunking and there is no one that can beat him.

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