Andrew Wiggins Almost Pulls Off Ridiculous 720-Degree Dunk


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Look out, Zach LaVine, because one of your very own Minnesota Timberwolves teammates could be coming for your dunk contest crown: Andrew Wiggins.

The 21-year-old has earned a reputation as more of a vicious in-game dunker, reaching physical peaks and drawing more power than just about any other dunker in the league while offering less in the way of midair creativity.

That, and the fact that in high school he lost a dunk contest that he thought he should have won, is why Wiggins hasn't competed in an NBA dunk contest.

"My story is, I lost in high school, right when I was in the McDonald's [All-]American Game, so I really don't do … dunks anymore," Wiggins told ESPN back in February. "I kind of retired that back, left that in high school, so I don't really do it anymore.

"Right now, you can give it to him [LaVine]. I won't be doing all the surprise dunks. I just keep it simple — one hand, two hands."

But according to a video the Kansas alum posted to Instagram on Wednesday, he's got at least one trick that he's trying to stuff up his sleeve: a 720-degree dunk.


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So, so close. While I'm sure new Timberwolves president and head coach Tom Thibodeau would probably prefer that Wiggins work on his jump shot and defense, a few more hours of practicing the 720 and Wiggins will have a slam surely to rival those of LaVine and Aaron Gordon.