Rookies Hold Awesome Impromptu Dunk Contest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I blogged earlier about the Rookie Photo Shoot we attended yesterday, and as the day wore on, it became clear that more and more of the same was awaiting us — photos to be taken, interviews to be conducted, with what looked to be like some significant standing around time in between. And then what often happens in a basketball gym when really good basketball players are hanging around started happening: Dunks and trick shots, which were luckily all captured on the NBA’s Vine account.

It began with Peyton Siva going through the legs and around the back to throw an alley-oop to Shabazz Muhammad

Then Tim Hardaway Jr. and Tony Mitchell teamed up to throw passes off the glass to each other, which ended with a Trey Burke dunk…

These were all nice, but it was at this point when Tony Mitchell was like, Yeah, but can you do this?

And because nobody else could do that, Siva trotted out to halfcourt and sank a one-handed reverse shot…

Finally, for a nice cool-down activity, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller went outside and tossed a frisbee around…


  1. hmmm says:

    sweet carter dunk

  2. nice says:

    peyton and tony just needs to do that in a game

  3. jty7271 says:

    It’d be nice if the videos were just a little longer to capture the reaction from the crowd.