WATCH: American FIBA 3x3 player pays tribute to Jimmy Alapag
MANILA, Philippines - American Porter Maberry, who at 5-foot-5 is known as the world's shortest professional dunker, paid tribute to another small, but mighty player during his trip to the Philippines for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Manila Masters dunk contest.
Maberry removed his top layer to reveal the Gilas Pilipinas jersey of retired player Jimmy Alapag, the 5-foot-7 former captain-turned-assistant coach who provided much of the spark for the national team in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The gesture sent the crowd at Robinson's Place Manila wild on Sunday, August 2.
Maberry then jumped over a teammate for a reverse two-handed jam.
Maberry eventually lost out in the dunk finals to Filipino player Rey Guevarra, a two-time Philippine Basketball Association slam dunk champion. – Rappler.com
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