While there were plenty of dunks during the USA Basketball Showcase on Thursday night at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, there was one jam that stole the show and got the Internet buzzing. Sure, the players were as impressive as you would imagine, but one member of the United States Air Force took the court and showed off some skills of his own.
The military man took the ball and stepped on to the court during a timeout when he drove the lane and threw down a beautiful windmill dunk.
That sounds impressive enough for a person to do, but this effort was even more spectacular because the man was wearing fatigues and combat boots. Can you imagine his hops if he was in shorts and basketball shoes? Talk about incredible.
If you missed the great moment last night, you can watch video of the throw down here:
For a different and closer angle, here is the video from the NBA’s Instagram account: