Aug. 27, 2012
By Stephen Trembley
FRESNO, Calif. --- Nearly four years ago, Paul George was a freshman at Fresno State and quickly catapulted onto the national stage with a posterizing dunk of two Saint Mary's defenders that was named Sportscenter's No. 1 Play of the Day.
Last Friday, George threw down an even more spectacular slam when he dialed up a 360-degree, between the legs windmill emphatic dunk in Shanghai at Nike's Festival of Sport event.
Let's just say the dunk wowed Lebron James, anybody that was in the building and the 200,000 (and growing) who have already watched the YouTube - not to mention all the times it has been across the globe in media reports. It even was the lead story on Yahoo.com for most of Monday afternoon.
"The homie @King24George got crazy bounce," said James on Twitter (@KingJames). "Just saw him reverse 360 b/t the legs windmill at the Nike FOS in Shanghai. No warmup #sick."
You can watch it yourself right here (NOTE: It is the second dunk in this video):
George, who was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 2010 as a lottery selection (No. 10 overall pick), has led the Pacers to the playoffs in each of his first two NBA seasons.
During the NBA All-Star festivities this year, George participated in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and wore a special glow-in-the-dark uniform while converting another 360 degree dunk.
At Fresno State, George was named the West's Most Entertaining Player by SI.com and received an invitation to the U-19 USA Basketball Training Camp. He set the school record for the best single-season free throw percentage and ranked as one of the top 20 sophomore NCAA scorers during the 2009-10 season.
George will be back in Fresno on Saturday and attend the Bulldogs' football home opener against Weber State. Tickets for Saturday's game, which starts at 7 p.m., are available here.
"Discover Fresno State Athletics!" - You can follow Paul George on Twitter @King24George. Remember to vote every day for Fresno State at www.ESPN.com/CollegeColorsDay and wear your Bulldog red on Aug. 31 for College Colors Day.
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