Myree Bowden aka Reemix is a freak of nature. He’s 6’1, in his mid 30s and can jump over 7’6 people (click here to watch him jump over 7’6 Mamaduo Ndiaye at the 2016 Ballislife All-American game). His latest dunk contest win and excuse to show off his abs came this week as he beat Young Hollywood and Chris Staples by jumping over a car at the Q4 dunk contest. What makes this video so cool is it give me an excuse to bring up Lamar Odom and another freak of nature, Schea Cotton aka The Manchild.
Old school hoop fans might remember the dunk contest judges back when they were running the high school scene in the mid 90s. They might also remember the AAU game where Cotton, playing against Odom, threw down seven dunks on his way to 35 points before suffering a shoulder injury that kept him from playing his senior year of high school hoops.
If you want to read more about the player Odom once said was “the best player I ever played against” and many NBA players — Baron Davis, Drew Gooden, Paul Pierce, Dorrell Wright, Jason Collins — called “LeBron before Lebron,” click here for this piece by Ronnie Flores. If you want to check out some of his high school exploits with some kind words from a bunch of NBA players, check out this trailer from the Cotton documentary “Manchild.”
And here’s Cotton talking about the “mysterious” disappearance of a tape showing him outplaying Kobe Bryant in high school.