New York Knicks Guard/Forward James White
Weight: 215 lbs.
Nickname: “Flight 75″ aka James “Flight” White
Drafted by: Portland Trailblazers, 31st overall in 2006
Most Famous For: His athleticism and his ability to dunk. Teammate J.R. Smith recently said, "He's a dunk contest Hall-of-Famer in my eyes." While Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant recently called him “the best dunker ever” on Twitter.
James “Flight” White is no stranger to dunk contests, having participated in them throughout every level of his career. In 2001, he was the runner-up in the McDonald’s High School Slam Dunk Contest, and he also took second place in the 2006 NCAA College Slam Dunk Contest. White then proceeded to capture first place in the 2008 dunk contest while playing overseas in Turkey. “Whatever I do is going to be new. It’s not going to be seen in the NBA dunk contest, he said. You’ve seen it maybe on YouTube, but you haven’t seen it on the NBA stage. I have about five dunks where I’m absolutely certain that I will get a 50 on those. So it’s just a matter of when to use which of those dunks.” White told Slam Online.