Video: Zach LaVine Loses Defense With Sick Crossover And High-Flying Slam

02.13.15 3 years ago

Zach LaVine’s big All-Star moment will come on Saturday night, but he’s already turning heads 24 hours prior. What will understandably jump out to most about this awesome sequence from tonight’s Rising Stars Challenge is the high-flying finish.

But what we like most is the move that set up his path to the basket. Other practitioners of this slick sleight of hand – Chris Paul, John Wall, and Jeff Teague come to mind – can’t quite get up like LaVine. It’s the exact combination of skill and athleticism shown here that makes him saw a promising, if raw, prospect.

If this is a sign of what’s to come in the Dunk Contest tomorrow, it’s pretty clear the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie will put on an even better show than anticipated. Can’t wait.

[Vine via SportsViner]


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