As we prepare for tonight’s dunk contest, let’s take a look at the dunk contest from the McDonald’s high school game in 2001, where dunk legend James “Flight” White was defeated by the future white Chris Webber, David Lee. Lee delivers an entertaining performance and also flashes a lot of skin, defeating White’s more athletic but less entertaining dunks. White was so traumatized by this loss that he transferred away from the Florida Gators and Lee after just one year, unable to face his teammate without remembering his humiliating defeat.
Finally, eleven years later, White overcame the effects oft his contest and worked his way bak to the NBA as a regular. Some have him as the favorite in tonight’s showdown - just as long as he doesn’t make eye contact with David Lee, and David Lee’s shirt stays on.