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Back in the NBA: Super Dunker James White

Not too long ago I linked to some amazing video of James White winning the D-League dunk contest.

People see that athleticism and always wonder why he can't play in the NBA.

The idea is that he could be a great NBA defender, in time, and you'd certainly think he could grab some rebounds and finish on the break. And he can score a little: He's averaging 26 points points per game, on 55% shooting, in the D-League.

White rode the pine in San Antonio for most of 2006-2007, and then played for Turkey's Fenerbache before joining the D-League's Anaheim Arsenal this season.

And as of today, he's a Houston Rocket. White has a 10-day contract, and will be in uniform tonight.