Video: Anthony Davis makes his own Dunk Contest entry from Pelicans practice
With his one-man dunking exhibition broadcast across the internet, LeBron James captured the attention (and the imagination) of the basketball world on Monday. Not to be outdone, Pelicans big man Anthony Davis followed suit on Tuesday with his own display.
Davis, himself an All-Star after being selected as an injury replacement by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, isn't exactly established as an above-the-rim artist. He notches dunks aplenty by virtue of being a mobile pick-and-roll threat, but the majority of his slams are a variation on the same theme: Two-hands (or one if he's feeling crazy), off the lob or a basic pass, full extension, throw down. It's an impressive look all the same, but there's reason why Davis' name might not be the first mentioned for dunk contest consideration.
That may soon change, though, as Pelicans guard Anthony Morrow captured Davis throwing down an alley-oop windmill as casually as one possibly could. Morrow, in response, was anything but casual:
You heard the man.Harrison Barnes