The NBA Development League held a four-person Dunk Contest at half time of their ninth annual All Star Game Sunday afternoon. Young Westchester Knick Thanasis Antetokounmpo started off strong and was able to snaggle a second-place finish. Ultimately the Rio Grande Valley Vipers' Jarvis Threatt (some type of cousin to Sedale), took the trophy to his D-Home. Nonetheless, big congrats to Mr. Tenacious!
Let's have a look at what the kid did. He started off with an excellent introduction. Thanasis really knows how to find the camera. He's a star in this league!
Then the kid came out swinging, getting a 50 on his first attempt. An Oladipo-esque 420° full circle two handed master blaster, after which he celebrated like a 6'5" Yosemite Sam.
That stuff was good enough to get him into the second and final round. Here he tried to bring out some big elbow guns, but got caught up a little bit. That's not going to score well, as noted by Brent Barry, seconded by Dennis Scott and further parroted by yours truly.
Threatt already seemed to have it in the bag at this point and Thanasis half-heartedly ripped one last attack home. Sadly, it seemed like he wanted take back some of his earlier stuffs.
He may have relied on his brother's recognizance a little too heavily. Rather, he should have really tried to send some wild shit down and been a maniac dancing and stomping around. Great job by the dude nevertheless. Still pretty clear who's got the juice right now.