James “Flight” White – From D-League to Dunk Contest
James White’s basketball career came full circle last week as he was named to participate in the NBA dunk contest. Before there was James White, glue guy and swingman for the NY Knicks, there was James White, the dunker. White is most famous for being able to dunk from the free throw line:
White’s exploits made him a cult hero amongst dunk junkies. Yet after turning pro in 2006, he bounced around the D-League and Europe in search of the NBA. The Knicks signed him last summer off the strength of his Summer League performance. He’s been in and out of the rotation this season, highlighted by a 11 point game on January 11th against the Chicago Bulls. All that before his dunk contest invite.
James White’s persistence on developing his game and never giving up lead him back to the NBA. It may be his roots, his dunking, that turns him into a household name.
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