Look! Up in the Sky! It's the NBA rookies, and they are having a great dunk contest, and sharing it via twitter.
Apparently the young'uns got dunk crazy at a photo shoot on saturday in New York City. It seems Minnesota Timberwolf Glenn Robinson III challenged fellow T'wolf Zach LaVine to see who had the best ups, and things took off from there. Word of LaVine's athleticism and dunking ability got some publicity this summer after some of his more extraordinary dunks got posted to YouTube and went viral. He posted a 46 inch vertical leap in a workout he had with the Laker's too, so it seems Robinson III is trying to usurp LaVine as the most athletic rookie on the Timberwolves squad.
LaVine did not shy away from the challenge and nearly jumped out of the building before delivering an awesome between-the-legs dunk of his own. After which he challenged Andrew Wiggins, who will more than likely become a Timberwolves teammate on August 23.
And the overall number one did not disappoint and slammed down a great dunk in response.
Wiggins could be joining Robinson and LaVine in Minnesota soon, as Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Saturday that Kevin Love will "likely" be dealt to the Cavaliers by the end of August. If the Cavs land Love, they would have to give up Wiggins in the deal, who can be traded on Aug. 23 because he signed a rookie contract with the Cavs on July 23.
Apparently the deal is all but done, and Love will be heading to Cleveland and Wiggins to Minnesota. In fact, the NBA has stopped selling Wiggins' Cleveland jersey already.
Love will turn 26 in September, and he averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season.