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Von Wafer has hops

KWAPT (@KWAPT) January 23, 2011 Uncategorized 5 Comments on Von Wafer has hops


During the final minute of the C’s drubbing of Utah on Friday, Von Wafer had a highlight-reel putback dunk. Luke Harangody missed a three-pointer, and Von came down the lane and slammed it back through with one hand.

When Von was brought in this summer, most C’s fans, including myself, knew him for his outside shooting, specifically from deep. But what people don’t know is that Von is also a great athlete and an explosive leaper. Going all the way back to his high school days, Vakeaton has been dunking on folks.

Probably some of his finest dunks were done in the 2003 Powerade “Jam Fest”-a high school slam dunk contest broadcast each year on ESPN. Von finished in 2nd place behind only Lebron James. Many people thought Von was robbed, as his dunks were all more creative & more difficult. James’ final dunk was a run of the mill reverse alley-oop. See here and judge for yourself:



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  • It’s true, Von can jump out of the building. It would be interesting to see how Doc could develop him if he got consistent minutes… But I’m happy with Marquis, and I feel fine about him being pushed a little bit further down out of the rotation with Delonte coming back.

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    Man….Lebron’s creativity is truly lackluster.

  • Goceltics,

    Can`t wait for this guy to have a nasty Dunk on Artest in the finals. And I hope the ball slams right into his big mouth. That would be great.

  • Indeed.

  • Wasn’t it lame? He got up a little higher, but that was it. Wafer’s dunks were way better..