James “Flight” White's relative anonymity is one of the biggest travesties in the league today.
With the exception of maybe Gerald Green, no one in the league can fly quite the same way that White can. I mean, just look at this dunk. Are you kidding me? How is that even possible?
You could go on and on about his hang time or the way that his head always reaches or surpasses rim level, but the most impressive thing about White's dunks is their flair.
Throughout NBA history, there have been guys who could get up as high as White does—not many, but some. But few people know what to do with the ball when they're that high. Not White. He'll double-clutch, windmill, go between the legs...whatever it is, he'll make it exciting.
White's already gone on record saying that he's not going to use props (h/t Al Iannazzone, Newsday). That may hurt his standing in the actual dunk contest, but for dunking purists, it's a dream come true.
And while some may wonder what White has left athletically now that he's 30 years old, never question a man who can do this.