More from The Q&A: Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook is in the running for a spot in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
As the Thunder rookie talked about in The Q&A today, he’s still a relative newcomer to the dunking world — he’s only been dunking since his senior year of high school — and yet, he is already one of the more dynamic dunkers in the NBA.
He’s a big fan of the dunk, too.
Jenni Carlson: Top three dunks of all time.
Russell Westbrook: I liked the Jordan on Ewing down the baseline. I liked Vince Carter over the 7-footer. And who else? LeBron. Any one of those. You know, he had one on Damon Jones.
JC: What about your best three dunks?
RW: I had one in high school. It was a fast-break. A guy tried to take a charge, and when a guy takes a charge and you hit ‘em, sometimes you go up another level. So, I hit him and I went up another level, so it looked real nice. Then, the two I had in college last year. The Oregon one andCal.
JC: Which of the college ones do you like best?
RW: I’d probably have to say the Cal one.
JC: CBS still uses a dunk of yours in its college basketball lead-in.
RW: I still couldn’t dunk then. As I’ve gotten older, my legs have gotten better. I always used to work out on my legs, but I never saw nothing. Nothing every shows up. Eventually … I started jumping higher.
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