Insane Basketball Slam Dunks

Insane Basketball Slam Dunks

What’s more fun than watching people slam dunk a basketball? Watching people slam dunk a basketball while getting major air off of a trampoline, that’s what! Years ago I used to go to quite a few Atlanta Hawks basketball games. I had a friend who had season tickets, so I’d go with him to the games a couple of times a month. The Hawks are not one of basketball’s most storied franchises; in fact, they have an all-time winning percentage of less than .500. The basketball action at the games I would attend was hit or miss, at least for the home team, but there was one thing I could always count on: SkyHawk! SkyHawk is a mascot that dresses up like a hawk and does incredible aerial and acrobatic basketball tricks. I’ve seen him ride a sleigh down an entire level of arena stairs and then land a flip at the bottom. They bring out a trampoline and let him do all kinds of insane, flipping slam dunks. At many Hawks basketball games over the years, SkyHawk and his trampoline have been the highlight of the evening. He’s worth putting down your hot dog and popcorn for.

Apparently Hawks fans aren’t the only ones who enjoy trampoline basketball tricks. This basketball video was created by Dude Perfect, and it’s gotten close to 1.5 million views in less than one week. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that people like to watch acrobatic and aerial tricks. It’s been like that since the Roman days, or something like that. What’s crazy about this video is that these guys don’t look particularly athletic, especially the guy with the beard who keeps hitting all the crazy, high-flying dunks. Trampolines bring out the best in us.