Dallas Mavericks rookie and close personal LeBron James confidant Dennis Smith Jr. is a high flyer. We know that, and during his first season in the NBA he’s struggled to add efficiency to his athleticism. That’s to be expected.
What’s wholly unexpected is the story of Smith Jr.’s first ever in-game dunk. It apparently came at age 11 and was a high-flying windmill.
And of course, because Smith Jr. is a product of Generation Z, this dunk was on camera.
Age 11 is about where most of us stop shooting from under our chin and go to above the shoulder. Future NBAers, meanwhile, are dunking on fools.
If this is indeed Smith Jr.’s first dunk, it is impressive.