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WATCH: PH’s David Carlos rules Chengdu 3×3 Dunk Contest

/ 05:23 PM September 26, 2017

Photo from Fiba.com

Filipino pro dunker David Carlos gave the crowd a dazzling show and emerged as the dunk king in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Chengdu Masters Sunday at Global Center in Chengdu, China.

A first timer in the 3×3 World Tour Dunk Contest, the 28-year-old showcased his 41-inch vertical leap as he jumped over a volunteer and nailed a reverse slam for his title-clinching jam to amass 73 points in the final round.

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Carlos edged four-time World Tour Dunk champ Rafel Linpinski of Poland in the championship round after the latter missed the second of his three dunk attempts and could only muster 54 points.

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“I was nervous because I was going up against one of the best in the planet in Lipek. But I just gave it my best,” he said in a report from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ website.

Carlos took home the $2,000 cash prize for winning the competition.

Hometown bet Jiang Wenjian of China was the other participant in the contest but was booted after the first round.

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