This would have been fun to attend, a little showdown between the Seattle Pro AM and the Los Angeles-based Drew League.
It attracted plenty of NBA talent: Jamal Crawford, Zach LaVine, Isaiah Thomas, Stanley Johnson, Trevor Ariza, Baron Davis, Nate Robinson, Malcolm Thomas, Dorell Wright, Bobby Brown and Spencer Hawes were among the ballers. And when you turn those guys loose in a world with no defense, you get a show.
Enjoy, we’re still a couple of months away from NBA games that matter so this can be a little fix.
Zach LaVine throws down alley-oop windmill dunk in Seattle pro-am game (VIDEO)
During his rookie season with the Timberwolves, Zach LaVine became known around the NBA as one of the league’s most electric dunkers. He showed out in the annual pro-am game in his hometown of Seattle, throwing down this windmill alley-oop:
Besides Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, LaVine’s dunks are undoubtedly one of the reasons the Wolves should be major League Pass favorites this season.
Andrew Wiggins throws it down and J.J. Barea ends up in poster (VIDEO)
Canada and Puerto Rico met in the finals of the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup, which is essentially a tune-up for FIBA Americas, which starts next week (that event is a 2016 Rio Olympics qualifier).
What we learned in this game is that if Canada’s Andrew Wiggins wants to dunk, Puerto Rico’s J.J. Barea will not be able to stop him. Not even close.
Wiggins finished with 20 points and Canada won 78-72, picking up its first Continental Cup. There is a lot of hype in Canada that for the first time since 2000 their national team could make the Olympics — the top two finishers at FIBA Americas in Canada get their cards punched for Rio. Canada (with eight NBA players) looks like a team that could make it. Especially if Wiggins keeps doing that.