NBA All-STAR Weekend is nearly upon us. Which means that All-Star Saturday Night is nearly upon us. Once upon a time, All-Star Saturday Night was an even bigger event than the All-Star Game. It was, at once, a brilliant way to market the NBA and it's stars, a fantastic television event and, in many cases, a place to be seen for both NBA stars and other celebrities. That was a long, long time ago.
In fact, most of us stopped caring about the All-Star Saturday around the time we started drinking (illegally). The biggest reason for this (besides the drinking) is that the signature event of All-Star Saturday night became an event nobody cared about. I'm speaking of the dunk contest, of course. Save for the one year that Vince Carter blew everyone's collective mind, the dunk contest hasn't been worth tuning in to in years. That is, until this year.
Now, don't start thinking that the entire dunk contest is going to be entertaining. No, no, no. We're long past that point. While there are certainly some intriguing participants in this year's contest, (Terrence Ross, Jeremy Evans, and Gerald Green come to mind), there's only one reason to watch this year's dunk contest: James White.
College Basketball fans may remember James White from his time at Cincinnati, or even his one year at Florida. But most basketball fans have no idea who James White is. That will change on Saturday evening. Why? Because James White can do things like this:
Watch the whole video. James White is possibly not from this planet.