So this is one of the few interesting things that popped up in our news feed today: a video of an ordinary-looking white dude who pulls off a number of not-so-ordinary jams. Watch him catch some air below:
This is Southwestern Christian senior Tyler Inman. He may not look like an athletic individual, but we will have you know that he is this year’s NABC-NAIA All-Star Dunk Contest Champion. The judges were impressed by his bounce-pass-free-throw-line slam and the fact that he’s, ehem, white.
When it comes to the NBA, there’s a notion that all white guys are vertically limited. Just ask Kevin Love. If you’re a white baller, people expect you to camp out in the three-point area and embrace the stereotype of being a shooter. And if you’re a big white dude like Kris Humpries, you just need to box out, rebound the ball, and stay away from girls with big butts.