First, it was Dr. J. Then it was His Airness, Michael Jordan. These two legendary NBA players pioneered the move of taking off from the free throw line and dunking the basketball.
Now, the foul line aerial dunk has become a staple of the NBA’s annual Slam Dunk Contest. Case in point: Minnesota Timberwolves high flyer Zach LaVine.
On Tuesday, Pat Dickert, a Colby College men’s basketball player, attempted his own version of the popular but difficult dunk. He almost succeeded.
As the 6-foot-2 Dickert takes off from the foul line, it looks like he has a chance. But he doesn’t have quite enough lift and he misses the throw-down dunk. Check it out below.
Though Dickert barely missed this dunk, he came closer than most people could, and it was still exciting to watch, especially considering his stature.