We’re just here to remind you Zach LaVine has always been an athletic freak.
Here’s him rocking the rim at 19-years-old:
19 year old Zach LaVine and his UNLIMITED BOUNCE… SMH! pic.twitter.com/fRoxgSn7fJ
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 20, 2019
If you ever need a good example of what NBA-level conditioning can do for your body, just compare this LaVine to 2019-LaVine … he looks like a baby! Regardless, when it comes to his dunking ability, LaVine’s clearly just a natural.
And, yes, this probably means there’s footage of a five-year-old LaVine out there windmilling over kids on the playground. And I need to see that.
Anyway, the video was shot back in 2014 at the Seattle Pro Am, and it’s easy to see why this 19-year-old version of LaVine was scooped up with the 13th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. If you base things off the day this video was published on Ballislife’s Youtube channel, then it was only 205 days later that LaVine would become the youngest player since Kobe Bryant (18) to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
LaVine also joined a prestigious group only a year later when he won his second-straight contest, a feat only Michael Jordan, Nate Robinson, and Jason Richardson accomplished. If you watch the video closely, you can even see some of the same dunks LaVine performed over his first two dunk contest victories.
Who else thinks it’s time for LaVine to grab his third victory? Oh, everyone? Cool.