James White is best known for his leaping ability and impressive dunks from the free throw line, hence the nickname ‘Flight’.
White was a successful track athlete in high school and won the state championship in long jump, high jump, and the triple jump. When White went to college in Cincinnati he continued to do long jump in the offseason and he met the Olympic standard which meant he could have qualified for the Olympics, however he choose not the pursue a track and field career any further.
Despite his outstanding athleticism, White was never able to secure a decent career in the NBA since being drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. White was on the team of the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets during the 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons, respectively, but only played in a total of 10 NBA games. White continued to played professional basketball in other pro leagues overseas. White did sign with the New York Knicks on a league-minimum one-year contract for the 2012-13 season but only played minimal minutes.
Let’s have a look at what James ‘Flight’ White is most famous for, his dunks.
Free throw line dunk during the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk contest
Windmill from the free throw line
Between the legs from the free throw line