TAG: Justin Darlington

Playground / Sep 24, 2012 / 1:15 pm

The Real Best Dunker In The World Is Jus Fly

Jus Fly

Jus Fly (photo. Nike)

In the new issue of Dime Magazine, we took a look at the best – and worst – the game has offered since the turn of the century. From the players to jerseys to sneakers to teams to even trends, you can relive the past 12 years by scooping up the new issue currently on newsstands nationwide. In those pages, you’ll find the following feature… Read More »

Playground, Video / Sep 7, 2012 / 1:00 pm

Video: The Best Dunks Of The 2012 Summer

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We saw Aquille Carr go wild. We saw Tyreke Evans showing off that one-of-a-kind handle. Overall, this summer was great. Even if it wasn’t touching the lockout summer from 2011 – and how could it? – we saw street performers and legit pros everywhere pushing the limits of what we thought possible. Now, we can all sit back and wait for the highlight mixes to start rolling in. Check the video below for the very best dunks of the summer from Team 511. Read More »

Playground, Video / Jul 31, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington Shuts Down Another Dunk Contest

Jus Fly

Justin Darlington aka “Jus Fly” has been causing havoc across the world recently with his incredible dunking exploits. While he told us he must prepare before each contest in order to do his best, the man gets up so high that he makes it all look so easy. Here is a recent video from a dunk contest in Moscow that was over before it even started. Read More »

Playground / Jul 23, 2012 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Jus Fly On His Best Slams & His 5 Favorite NBA Dunkers

Jus Fly

Jus Fly (photo. Nike)

The highlight of this year’s World Basketball Festival, for me, might’ve been wear testing the craziest technology I’ve ever seen in a sneaker (the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012), sitting front row along the baseline for Team USA’s intrasquad scrimmage or perhaps even chilling in a suite with the people at Nike for the USA/Brazil exhibition game. Or, I could just say it was watching Justin Darlington aka Jus Fly dunk because honestly, that might’ve topped everything. Read More »

Video / Jul 16, 2012 / 8:00 am

Video: Jus Fly Leapfrog Dunks To A Title At World Basketball Festival

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Jus Fly missed all of his dunks in the finals of Sunday’s World Basketball Festival dunk contest and still won the title. The attempts he didn’t get off included a 360-degree, under-the-legs riff that physicists at CERN are still trying to find out if it’s possible. Fly — aka Justin Darlington — has pulled off a number of incredible dunks before with Team Flight Brothers. In this competition, though, he had LeBron James looking on in awe, too. Hit the jump to see one of the dunks he landed Sunday, a leapfrog that went between the legs. Read More »

Video / Jul 3, 2012 / 9:00 am

Video: Team Flight Brother Justin Darlington Cartwheel Dunks

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Team Flight Brothers puts out arguably the best basketball videos for pure athleticism anywhere online. The dunks their roster of guys can do don’t seem to have an end point the way the NBA Dunk Contest does in some years (as it did last February). Here’s the next submission in TFB’s dunk catalog. Read More »

Video / Nov 2, 2010 / 5:00 pm

Clip Of The Day: Justin Darlington Is Still The World’s Best Dunker

Last week, we declared Justin Darlington the best dunker in the world. This week, he’s back with some more evidence to back it up. Filmed by the fam at Hoopmixtape, check out some of the work Darlington put in when he was down in Florida for a few days in a mixtape that just dropped today.


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NBA / Oct 29, 2010 / 1:00 pm

The Top 5 Dunkers on the Planet

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

Josh Smith (photo. adidas)

This is the elite class. Finding a way to rank the Top 25 dunkers in the world that will please everyone is obviously impossible, as everyone has their own criteria and their own biases. For example, some don’t think the “circus act” types like Mr. 720 and Guy Dupuy deserve a spot among NBA guys like Dwight Howard and LeBron, whereas others feel if you go purely on dunking skill, hardly anyone in the NBA qualifies when there are people who make dunking their livelihood.

But even with all the different ways of looking at it, you can’t deny that the five dunkers listed below are among the best in the world today. They’ve blended hops, power, in-air creativity, personal style and intangible swagger to become legends — at least on YouTube. The top five… Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 24, 2010 / 4:00 pm

World’s Best Dunker Loses At Midnight Madness Dunk Contest

After years of consistently bringing out the best dunkers in the world, Midnight Madness is fast getting a reputation as one of the best dunk contests out there. Last year, Guy Dupuy broke out a crazy dunk that went viral. This weekend past weekend, he was back trying to defend his back-to-back-to-back titles, but it was Justin “Jus Fly” Darlington who stole the show. Throwing down some absolute craziness, including a cartwheel to through-the-legs dunk and a through-the-legs dunk over a guy who was 6-10, “Jus Fly” showed you how he got his name.


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