Tyler Honeycutt’s dunk in an Israeli dunk contest was easily better than anything in the 2014 NBA slam dunk contest. The former UCLA high forward took to the air, throwing down a dunk on four men. If Honeycutt can’t find his way back onto an NBA roster, maybe he can just come to next year’s All-Star weekend dunk contest?
The judges and crowd were so impressed with the dunk, they couldn’t figure out what numbers to give Honeycutt! The dunk contest video shows them throwing up basically all the numbers. Here is another angle on the video of the Tyler Honeycutt dunk.
Before Tyler Honeycutt was playing for the Ironi Nes Ziona club of the Israeli Super League and winning dunk contests, he spent some time in the NBA. Honeycutt, 24, spent two seasons at UCLA as a defensive star and rebounding machine. He decided to declare for the NBA draft after his sophomore season.
The 35th pick in the 2011 NBA draft of the Sacramento Kings, Tyler Honeycutt bounced between the Kings and the D-League Reno Bighorns. Ultimately, things did not work out and he was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2013. They soon waived the forward. In August, Honeycutt signed with Ironi Nes Ziona.
Starting at Power Forward for the Israeli basketball club, Tyler Honeycutt is averaging 16.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. The dunk contest was an opportunity to show off his athleticism. Some have suggested in recent years that the NBA dunk contest should bring in some outside talent to challenge the leagues dunkers.
Do you think the Tyler Honeycutt dunk is worthy of an NBA slam dunk contest spot?