The Cleveland Cavaliers’ pre-game warmups are going to be appointment viewing this season, and there’s not really any doubt about that. Between LeBron James, Anthony Bennett, and Dion Waiters, there’s already no shortage of dunking prowess for the Cavaliers. However, putting Andrew Wiggins in that mix along with them is going to lead to a dunk contest-like atmosphere before every game.
Prior the Cavaliers’ second summer league game on Sunday, Wiggins upped the ante considerably for all of those who love dunking. Here, via the NBA’s official instagram account, is something to behold.
Yup, that would be a behind-the-back 360 dunk. The last time I saw a dunk like that, Terrence Ross used it on his way to winning the 2013 NBA dunk contest. I think the most impressive part here is the effortlessness that he uses to rise up and the smoothness and coordination he shows in the air. That was a dunk that would have scored a 50 in the real dunk contest, and Wiggins just made it look like something he does in his backyard every day.
The Cavs are going to be incredibly fun to watch this season both before games and during them when they’re out in the open floor. Watching Wiggins and James fill the passing lanes in transition for Kyrie Irving is going to be undoubtedly awesome to watch, and you can expect to see them on national television a lot this year because of it.