Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at 4:44 pm  |  38 responses


Changing the world with a slam.

Kadour ZianiPhoto by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM Streetball 5

Kadour Ziani proclaimed, “Each time I go up for a dunk, I am ready to die, I am not scared.” I don’t know about all that, but the Frenchman can fly!—Tzvi Twersky

  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS


  • James aka…

    White(ish) man can jump.

  • http://nationofmillions.ca ciolkstar

    Holy sh1t. Dude’s grill looks torn up, but that is crazy!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Tres bien.

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

    holy jam! I’m trying to think how this dunk went….

  • Bigmanandy

    is that even possible (for a guy)

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    He dunked with his feet.

  • vmcb

    looks fake to me.


    hi im Mark and im in love with kobe

  • James aka…

    He does this trick often as a demonstration. The ball is wedged in between the rim and board and he kicks it loose. He’s an incredible athlete at about 5’11. look him up on youtube, he has a couple of really jawdropping dunks.

  • Henry Chow

    James is rite he didn’t dunk the ball just look at the shadow of the ball compared to the shadow of the net. if he actually dunked it the shadows would overlap each other. but that is still a sick picture

  • Dave

    He’s not dunking, he’s kicking the ball out from the wedge.
    His double windmill is fantastic.
    Seriously, possibly the greatest dunker of all time. Including the dudes from TFB.
    I’m always puzzled by his skinny thighs. Weird.

  • jose

    yea.i heard bout him and seen his vids so dude goot hops and got acrobatics too.that sh*t is real

  • Erik

    White? I believe he is Algerian

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin
  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Yeh, French Algerian.

  • SchW

    He is an Algerian and he lived in France where he competed in the High Jump..an I think that he was even the best during high school years in this discipline…
    And by some info on the internet he has maybe even the highest running vertical leap…. It was ˝measured˝ at more than 150 cm.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Freedom Fries

    So he’s the original Air France? Yeah that grill is crazy, looks like he’s chanelling Joey Starr from French Rap Group NTM (nique ta mere – “mother effer”)

  • Steve13
  • mj23

    Amazing…I would like to get some tips from him on improving my vertical. I’m 6’2 and can barely dunk. With his vertical I would be able to do a cookie jar dunk.

  • http://www.sportweek.fr LexaB

    Known Kadour personnaly for several years. Seen him land jawdropping jams on numerous occasions. The guy really is one of the best dunkers of all time. Hands down. Holly cow I even saw him make a REAL 720 in sweet pants on concrete floor. Sick dude. Sick sick sick…

  • http://www.wow.com nate the great

    yeah, i watched his video’s and almost shat myself.. not because he was good, just because i have to take a crap.
    haha. jk.
    but this fool can dunk.

  • http://mindyourbusiness@nosybutt.com Allenp

    What is wrong with his grill?

  • LB

    Man, how sick would it be to see this guy go head to head against Vince Carter?

  • Fleezy

    nice catch Henry Chow!

  • jarmene

    guyz this aint fake kadour is a dunker from France he used to be a goal keeper at soccer then joined the slam nation first european dunk team ive this shit live he puts the ball there on the rim then kick out the ball,just youtube that boi he’s crazy!!

  • thegfunk

    As much as i like watching the new vince, question is can the dude play ball?

  • Agent 87

    seen him in person doing this trick
    really impressive, even more when you’re just under the basket

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    mj23: I think I read in a Streetball issue sometime that he says that his key to success is that he stretches something like 4 hours a day. I can’t remember the exact amount, but it was something ridiculous.

  • http://slamonline.com? DeeJayNola

    Did he dunk the ball then kicked the backboard?

  • James aka…

    Nik I was joking. I know he’s french of algerian descent (ht to my moroccan friend for differentiating the last name).

    720 would be worth seeing.

    As for Vince, he’s seen Kadour do his thing in person and was suitably impressed.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Sorry ya’ll, I’m going to put my hater hat on for a second. I HATE THIS. This is not basketball and these guys are not basketball players. I don’t care about gymnastics at the Olympics and I don’T care about gymnastics on a basketball court.

  • nastierthanyou

    I’m not on you tube but I’d put 25 on him and foul his a** out

  • nastierthanyou

    I jumped 7ft in high school would’ve whipped him on the track too.

  • Faure


  • Martyp

    No grill, just his big teeth! :p
    He can actually play ball, but more a 3 pts shooter and passer now… He’s 35 :p
    His “real” sport was (European) football where he played goal keeper. And at the same time, Slam Nation member and high jumper. He still high jumps.

  • BostonBaller

    Am I that old? Am I one of the few who remember this guy in the pages of SLAM? Down with sLAM for life since Ish #1 LJ!! BTW, if the latest ish of SLAM isn’t in my mailbox today there will be yet another missing mail carrier on my block. Seriously!!!

  • BostonBaller

    Incredible dunker but I had to slide over and check out Vince to compare. I had to take points away from Kadour for not dribbling on his dunks but he’d still beat a lot of NBA dunk contest dunkers. Vince has/had more creativity and more of a variety and did his thing in games (on people) as well as in contests.

  • Pingback: SLAM ONLINE | » Decade’s Best: Dunker