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