Jabari Parker Actually Hit His Head On The Rim During The Bucks’ Exhibition Win

Jabari Parker isn’t known as one of the league’s best leapers. During the 2014 pre-draft process, in fact, questions surrounding his athleticism were the biggest factor that kept him from serious consideration for the No. 1 pick. Well, what a difference two years and reconstructive ACL surgery makes.

During his team’s 88-74 exhibition win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, the Milwaukees Bucks’ burgeoning star exploded with such force on the two-handed dunk shown above that he hit his head on the rim – literally. Here’s a better look at Parker nicking his forehead on the iron.


To be fair, the Duke product definitely pulled the rim down a few inches after slamming the ball through the basket. Then again, it’s pretty clear Parker reached the apex of his jump after completing the dunk, too, and his other high-flying exploits throughout the contest support the surprising reality of his leaping prowess.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is definitely Milwaukee’s most athletic player. It’s still hard to believe that near seven-footers who run, cut, and jump like the Greek Freak exist. But Parker is a physical specimen in his own right, and is bound to further establish himself as one of the league’s best in-game dunkers much sooner rather than later.