Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 1:23 pm  |  62 responses

Video: Adam Waddell’s Backflip Dunk

Exactly how not to land on your feet.

Not only did Waddell likely complete the only backflip dunk in NCAA history, he probably is the only 6-10 guy to complete a backflip, without an accompanying quick trip in an ambulance.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    White boys are crazy!

  • http://soulbanger.tumblr.com tapion786


  • http://apeachbasketandadream.wordpress.com Peach B.

    He meant to do that.

    Degree of difficulty: 9.5 Execution: 6

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    We are crazy. But that is … he is just lucky.

  • javier

    thats why white ppl shouldnt dunk

  • j4zzm4n

    ok.lucky boy

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    What an idiot!

  • Mike

    Radmanovic did that one time with the Sonics. :P

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Yes dunking makes one an idiot…….

  • John

    he should do that in the dunk contest! lol

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself


  • Joe

    If he knew how to dunk in rhythm and time it right he wouldn’t have been so awkward and off balance.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    No Izzo…..being on the verge of a shattered neck/spnie makes you one.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy


  • Prison Mike

    Put him on the AND1 mixtape tour. Somebody think of a nick name.

  • jer boi

    kristof ogaenaut or w/e did the same thing for Syracuse a week ago. except he was laying on the floor for about 10 minutes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    The Whiplash

  • Killa-Doobie-Webbie

    White boys must dont know about momentum. Pump ya breaks. Hes a trackstar not a hooper

  • niQ

    shoulda held on.

  • RM


  • j-smoov 5

    nice ha

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    @Eboy….:he ain’t an idiot my little friend cause he did nothing on purpose…i will explain to you cause judging by your reaction you haven’t dunked outside your PS3…The guy is running on a fast break so he takes off a little further than usual. This makes him to outstrech himself in order to manage to dunk the ball.In these occasions the best thing to do is to just throw the ball through the rim without touching it at all(like Kobe did in the Knicks game when he scored 61) cause,…cause most propably happens exactly what happened to this guy: he had already decided that he was going to hang from the rim but since he was forced to jump a little further he wasn’t smart enough to abandon his plan of hanging. Then,simple laws of physics took place (my english are poor to expain this but basically he was jumping like a long-jumper,neaning horizontal and that’s why it was hard for his body to sustain a vertical position) and we had that back-flip (diving!!!). Fotsis had a much worse fall a few years ago that took him to the hospital…

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    bottom line: N-E-V-E-R try to hang from the rim if it seems momentarily(it takes nano-seconds) that you are unable to do so…(unfortunatelly i learned that many-many years ago…)

  • scraendubs

    if that dunk isn’t in next years nba dunk contest i’m never gonna watch it again.

  • futurematic

    Spanoulis throwing down against Eboy.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Spanoulis shut up dude, you act like you’re a big time baller and everyone here doesn’t know how to play basketball… You think James the balla is the best basketball player ever! No offense, but slow down man!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Also, you agree with Eboy, considering you said the white guy “wasn’t smart enough” to abandon his plan…

  • speedy

    Life is crazy .
    In one moment the commentators talk about the invention of the jumpshot and then they are witnesses to the invention of the ….. I can’t name it.

  • speedy

    One other thought.
    I think he tried to get skater , snowboarder or bmx’er a little more interested to basketball.

  • Blue

    Rodeo Clown

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    That must have been hella scary. He is very lucky.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    @who ever wrote this, your idea of “completing” a back flip is much different than mine.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    when good dunks go bad…..

  • http://myspace.com/yungjames187 Smoovetendo

    effin clumsy

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    “Fotsis had a much worse fall a few years ago that took him to the hospital… ” Do you think ANYONE could give a fu*k about you and your made up Greek heritage and it’s sorry ass players. Quiet down and suck the hummus from some strange guys pee hole.

  • El Chinas

    Wow, I never thought I would see this kind of biggotted, stereotyped comment about another culture on slamonline. EBoy, that is just low.

  • Nate James

    that was so funny!

  • http://www.benfolds.com/acappella Dacre

    AND 1 nicname… “Shaky Waddell”… or “Flip Waddell” even. Seriously though if he practices that and gets it down sweetly….could you imagine him being in the NBA and then all of a sudden they need to incorporate that into NBALive games…? Awesome.

  • Quail

    its obvious that his AND1 nickname would be “Crazy Whiteboy”. haha

  • ka

    holy crap, dude is lucky. lay it in white boy! needs to study more tom chambers vids to see how to properly throw down as a caucasian.

  • mumadone

    yeah mike, that was Radmanovicish…..
    did i just write that?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=393423928 BENATES

    hmm that was kinda like the Jackass movie minus the pain andhospital interferrence and other crazy white boys laffing till tears

  • Krishan

    If someone (nate?) did this in the dunk contest, it’ll rock something awesome. Like jump, dunk, FLIP, then land on your feet. That’d be pretty sick.

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    @El Chinas….:don’t worry about Eboy. That kind of reaction from him is the normal for the regulars here and this is acceptable since 1)he is most propably a teenager 2)he is not “academic material” (i don’t know how to say it more polite….). “biggotted, stereotyped” comments as you say is a normal reaction for a young kid that you just hurt his ego and he doesn’t have the mental tools to construct a well-round argument…
    THE BOTTOM LINE:as long as Eboy(and the rest of angry kids here like Teddy,hursty,tadone,betcats,jukai etc..) keeps bying shoes and merchandise he is good for the future of my favorite game and i love him this whatever he says about me.

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    why is it always white kids doing this?

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    @Joey E…:cause they can…?

  • chintao

    Did you see the look on Waddell’s teammate’s face, as he was getting up. Black man was like, “What the f@ck is wrong with you?”

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    RadmanovicISH. Now THAT’s a mouthfull. funny though.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Backflip dude got luckyyyy. woah!

  • nastierthanyou

    Wow you cats are just straight riled up. Decaf gentlemen!!! If he would’ve landed that…

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Holy $@%#…

  • Ad Waddell

    mann . . . i totally meant to do that . . . god i always wanted too be in slam but this just isnt good =/ lol c u in the NBA

  • Yann Blavec’s wife’s husband

    Tony Hawk would be proud he’s popular evens to basketball players.

  • underdog

    This kid is a lucky one. Anyway in Eboy’s last post (Mar.19 at 9:13 pm) there was basically everything what makes not-US-citizens make misjudgements and stereotypes about US-citizens. And it’s bad, but that’s waht’s up.

  • CHE

    Dude i am laughing my balls off at work right now watching this idiot…lol This kid is lucky he didn’t break his neck. I don’t think he tried to do this on purpose, his hands slipped. But boy is he fortunate he isn’t sitting in a wheel chair with a straw in his mouth blowing left or right.

  • Yassi

    Ebay: that was so low……poor posting, really.

  • Yassi

    Eboy: that was so low……poor posting, really.

  • http://www2.gsb.columbia.edu/faculty/jstiglitz/ SPANOULIS

    @Yassi….:please support Olympiakos in our semifinal match-up with hated rivals Panathinaikos in Berlin…!!! (we even got 2 NBA players on our bench, Josh and Pargo!!)



  • Mike

    WOW, That was a great steal!!!!

  • EscottIngles

    Perhaps I’m not reading into it enough, but didn’t Eboy only say that dude’s heritage was made up and that players from Greece suck? If so, I wouldn’t exactly consider that bigoted or mean-spirited… the majority of this thread is clowning on how white boys can’t dunk. It’s all good.

  • I love Adam Waddell

    He is FINE!!!!!