This year's NBA Dunk Contest was terrible. This year's college Slam Dunk contest was INCREDIBLE.
Adreian Payne is 6'10. He has a 38-inch vertical leap. He shoots 42 percent from three. He's incredibly strong.
I could tell you all the individual reasons Payne is a monstrous basketball cyborg, or I could just show you this Vine:
Payne wouldn't win the competition -- he'd peter out in the semifinals while Marcus Lewis of Eastern Kentucky would get the W -- but the power, height, and athleticism needed to pull off that dunk is absolutely presposterous.
Oh, Lewis wasn't bad neither:
Here was Payne's second dunk, a two-balls-one-is-a-windmill-woah-woah-woah dunk:
And another ridiculous effort from Louis:
Oh, and here's Cory Jefferson, a 6'9 guy dunking from the free throw line:
Cleanthony Early, on the other hand... well... not so much:
COME ON, MAN! THE OTHER GUY JUMPED OVER STANDING-UP PEOPLE. YOU DIDN'T JUMP OVER SITTING-DOWN PEOPLE.