What is the dunk of death?

What was the dunk of death?

Le dunk de la mort

After getting the ball off a steal, the 6’6″ (1.98 m) Carter drove to the basket and spread his legs as he jumped over the 7’2″ (2.18 m) Weis before dunking the ball ferociously. The French media dubbed the slam “le dunk de la mort”: “the dunk of death”. The U.S. won the game 106–94.

Who was the guy Vince Carter jumped over?

During the final game of the group stage against France, NBA star Vince Carter jumped clear over France’s 7-foot-2 center, Frédéric Weis, in one of the most incredible in-game dunks in basketball history.

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