Indiana Pacers’ George Paul Pulls Off Unbelievable Dunk In Shanghai

It never fails — head out for a long weekend to be a groomsman in your college roommate’s wedding, and you’re sure to miss the unveiling of a 360-degree, through-the-legs windmill performed by a 6-foot-10-inch shooting guard in Shanghai. A tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme.

Shanghai user KZ15220 shared a video of George’s dunk at the Festival of Sport event in China (Note: It’s the second dunk in the video). If the dunk looks familiar to you, it might be because George’s Shanghai slam resembles the 360-degree windmill that he completed at the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend, though he’s since added the extra wrinkle (and difficulty) of going through his legs in mid-spin.


If the dunk doesn’t look familiar to you, it might be because George did that February dunk in the dark while wearing glow-in-the-dark stripes on his jersey, marking arguably the worst decision of a dunk contest that saw Chase Budinger both pretend to be Cedric Ceballos and jump over Diddy, which is saying something.

But add in the fact that, as Lebron James said, George just got up out of his chair and did this without stretching, warming up, practicing or anything, and it’s really a remarkable display of athleticism and coordination that’s likely to leave fans eager to see George make another trip to the All-Star Weekend dunk contest.

Were you impressed with Paul George’s 360-degree, through-the-legs windmill dunk? What other basketball stunts of other players do you fancy? Give us a holler in the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

Image: SB Detroit

Norwegian Swimming Champ Alexander Dale Oen Dies At 26

Norwegian swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has died in the US, aged 26, Norway’s swimming federation says. He was found collapsed in a shower late on Monday after training in Flagstaff, Arizona, Norwegian media say. Officials said he had suffered a cardiac arrest. Emergency services arrived at the scene within minutes but were unable to revive him.

Dale Oen won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the World Championships in Shanghai in July 2011. His triumph came just days after the attack in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik which killed 77 people.

Per Rune Eknes told national broadcaster NRK that it was the blackest day in the history of Norwegian swimming. Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg expressed his sorrow at the death of the swimmer.


Dale Oen’s last tweet on Monday, as he was coming to the end of training in the US, said: “2 days left of our camp up here in Flagstaff, then it’s back to the most beautiful city in Norway #Bergen”.

Dale Oen was born in Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, and began swimming at the age of four. He got his international breakthrough in 2005 when he came seventh in the 100m breaststroke during the World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Canada. He won silver at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Norway’s first Olympic swimming medal, and was considered a strong hope for this summer’s London Games.

Could the champion swimmer’s death have a large bearing on the Olympics? Share your thoughts with us!

Source: BBC News

Image: Tributes