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James "Flight" White favored in possibly the best dunk contest ever

Hardcore basketball fans know about James “Flight" White. And come NBA All-Star Saturday Night, chances are the rest of the sports world will as well.

White, who has bounced around the NBADL and overseas since coming out of Cincinnati in 2006, is widely regarded among hoops heads as the greatest dunker of all time. His 6:45 minutes per game with the New York Knicks will finally give the 6-foot-7 leaper a chance to prove it.

Jump ahead to the 4:45 mark if you feel like changing your pants.

White is the favorite to win Saturday’s annual NBA Slam Dunk Contest, priced between +200 and +300 at online books (Nevada sportsbook can’t release odds on an event determined by judges – even though boxing and MMA are). White actually opened as high as +600 at UWin.com but was quickly bet down to +250 before settling at +130 Saturday afternoon.

“We were the standout price on him and happy to lay him to be honest,” Russ Candler of UWin.com told Covers. “But on an event like this, there’s only enough $50 and $100 bets you can take before you say ‘enough is enough’.”

Behind White in the Slam Dunk odds are Raptors rookie Terrence Ross (+350), former dunk champ Gerald Green (+400) of the Pacers, Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe (+500), defending champ Jeremy Evans (+500) of the Jazz, and Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (+600).

While the field lacks star power and name buzz, it's shaping up to be one of the greatest dunk contests ever. White, alone, could steal the show but you also have two past winners, a high-flying little man, a rookie riser and dreadlocked beast that is rumored to be working on a bowling ball dunk.

Who needs LeBron anyways?

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Posted by clepto
1 year ago

LMAO!
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Posted by clepto
1 year ago

And Ross wins to boot. $$$ LMFAO, anything to say now?
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Posted by clepto
1 year ago

LOOL
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Posted by clepto
1 year ago

LMAO
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Posted by clepto
1 year ago

LMFAO! Called this to T, as in TERRIBLE!
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Posted by notluckylogan
1 year ago

the best dunk contests ever were the ones with Dominique wilkins and michael jordan! No question!!
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Posted by ocer12
1 year ago

no question the best dunk contest ever has to be vincanity in 2000 that whole show was amazing
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Posted by HumbledGambler
1 year ago

He is taking off from foul line and dunking with explosiveness! Idk what you watched but take another look
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Posted by clepto
1 year ago

I want the 5 minutes of my life I wasted watching that video back. This event wasn't covered in English? The Dunks were average, talk about overhyping a story, whoever came up with that headline should be fired. Ross will win the dunk contest and it will be fairly horrible television like every dunk contest after Vince Carter. White the greatest dunker of all time, PLEASE...
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Posted by HogPicker
1 year ago

I like the ripped hefty bag on his head
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Posted by ocer12
1 year ago

"no question the best dunk contest ever has to be vincanity in 2000 that whole show was amazing"