What's buzzing:

Ball Don't Lie

Indiana Pacers guard Paul George throws down 360-degree, through-the-legs windmill dunk in Shanghai (VIDEO)

Dan Devine
Ball Don't Lie

It never fails — head out for a long weekend to be a groomsman in your college roommate's wedding, and you're sure to miss the unveiling of a 360-degree, through-the-legs windmill performed by a 6-foot-10-inch shooting guard in Shanghai. A tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme.

The world was alerted to the birth of this ungainly beast by intrepid reporter LeBron James on Twitter:

View photo

.

Breaking news. (Screencap via @KingJames)

James' report was later confirmed by YouTube user KZ15220, who shared video of George's dunk at the Festival of Sport event in China (Note: It's the second dunk in the video):

If the dunk looks familiar to you, it might be because George's Shanghai slam resembles the 360-degree windmill that he completed at the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend, though he's since added the extra wrinkle (and difficulty) of going through his legs in mid-spin. If the dunk doesn't look familiar to you, it might be because George did that February dunk in the dark while wearing glow-in-the-dark stripes on his jersey, marking arguably the worst decision of a dunk contest that saw Chase Budinger both pretend to be Cedric Ceballos and jump over Diddy, which is saying something.

It's no secret that George has ridiculous hops — if you'll recall, he also dunked over 7-foot-2 teammate Roy Hibbert during the 2012 contest, and while he did have to push Hibbert's head down a bit to make that work under the bright lights of the competition, he's also cleared Hibbert with hardly any contact before. But while his vertical's clearly impressive, it's George's ability to integrate so many moving parts in the dunk — the reverse spin away from his right hand, the through-the-legs move passing it to his right hand and the windmill for the tomahawk, all while passing left-to-right away from the basket — that makes this so cool. Add in the fact that, as James said, George just got up out of his chair and did this without stretching, warming up, practicing or anything, and it's really a remarkable display of athleticism and coordination that's likely to leave fans eager to see George make another trip to the All-Star Weekend dunk contest.

Except maybe leave the lights on this time, Paul. It's hard to freak out over an insane dunk if you can't see it.

Hat-tip to The PostGame.

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Marc Spears: Kevin Durant says Lakers are impressive on 'paper'
Pete Carroll names rookie Russell Wilson the Week 1 starting QB
The Juice: Tyler Flowers beats the rain in White Sox's win
ThePostGame: The pushup that blasts your core

View Comments (2746)
  • Hernandez gets 8th win, Mariners beat Rays 3-0

    Hernandez gets 8th win, Mariners beat Rays 3-0

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Felix Hernandez pitched a four-hitter to become the major's first eight-game winner, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-best 18th homer to snap a scoreless tie in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 38 seconds ago
  • Arenado homers again, Kendrick leads Rockies over Reds 6-4

    Arenado homers again, Kendrick leads Rockies over Reds 6-4

    Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Rockies … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Santana, Carrasco lead Indians past Rangers 12-3

    Santana, Carrasco lead Indians past Rangers 12-3

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Santana capped and eight-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians past Texas 12-3 on Wednesday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak. … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • A look at the 7 officials arrested in the FIFA raids

    A look at the 7 officials arrested in the FIFA raids

    Here is a look at the seven soccer officials arrested in Switzerland on warrants issued by the U.S. Justice Department after a corruption probe involving FIFA members. Authorities want them extradited to the United States: --- Jeffrey Webb, Cayman … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • Coca-Cola calls on FIFA to address issues linked to indictment

    Coca-Cola calls on FIFA to address issues linked to indictment

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - FIFA sponsor Coca-Cola Co said on Wednesday that the indictment of senior officials at the soccer governing body had hurt the mission of the World Cup and called on it to address the issues surrounding the … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago