James White's Flight time is now

Knicks reserve and Internet dunk legend gets shot at NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Originally Published: February 16, 2013
By Justin Verrier | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- His thick black hightop slams down on the white free throw line and suddenly he is flying.

As he glides through the air, he lets the basketball palmed in his right hand drift back and his legs spread shoulder-width apart. The closer he gets, the more his knees bend. His shirt and shorts trail behind him, like hair in the wind, and when he reaches the rim, some 15 feet away, he slams the ball down with authority but also with care.

"Ohhh!" The TV crew cries out as he lands ...

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