When Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal aren't going at each other, the two basketball legends and Inside the NBA analysts busy themselves with judging chores on The Dunk King.
The reality competition series sets the world's greatest professional dunkers against one another for a clear shot at fame and fortune ($100,000). Season 2 of the show just came to an end and 6'3" Guy Dupuy from France was hailed the new Dunk King, over the likes of Brandon Lacue, Jordan Kilganon, and defending champion Porter Mayberry.
The man who calls himself 'The Real Frequent Flyer'—boasting the highest vertical in the tournament at 59" and number of dunk contests won with more than 1,500 (are those figures even possible?)—almost wasn't a part of the final round after failing to pull off a bicycle stunt during the eliminations.
The Dunk King host Kenny Smith using his save ball on Dupuy turned out to be a masterstroke.
The eventual winner actually made quite an impression in earlier stages, offering a glimpse of his superhuman hops with a between-the-legs hammer over God-knows-how-many risers.
Remember Derrick Jones, Jr.'s botched attempt to hurdle five people at the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Dupuy just made the same highlight look effortless.
This guy must have been waiting for this very moment to redeem himself, after missing three tries at jumping over a convertible, which cost him the crown last year.
The clip above may have sealed the deal for Dupuy in the competition, but it was this one below that made everything a literal slam dunk.