The 2 best 1 foot dunkers in the world at 2011 LA Lights Streetball event in Jakarta
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Back in the early days of dunking in the NBA and ABA, the majority of dunks were off 1 foot. Elgin Baylor, Connie Hawkins, David Thompson, George Gervin and Julius Erving, to name a few, could all dunk off two, but the majority of their dunks were gliding to the rim dunks that guys in the 80s like Clyde Drexler, Michael Cooper, Karl Malone, Charles Barkley and James Worthy continued.
Nowadays, a good amount of game dunks are still off 1 foot but when it comes to dunk contests, the majority of dunks are off 2. Same goes for all of the great dunkers you see on YouTube – Air Up There, Kenny Dobbs, T-Dubb, G-Smith, Young Hollywood, Reemix, AirDogg, Sir Issac, Chris Staples, etc, etc. When you think of any of these guys you probably think of 360s, between the legs and windmill variations off 2 feet. This leads us to Guy Dupuy and Werm – arguably along with James White, the two best 1 foot dunkers in the worlds and maybe ever when it comes to exhibition dunks.
We caught up with the two high flyers in Chicago last month at the DRose Return event but back in 2011 they put on maybe their most exciting show together at the LA Lights event in Jakarta. The video isn’t the best quality but the pics are amazing.