It takes something truly spectacular or truly cringeworthy for Afghan basketball to earn much attention in the United States.
The video below unfortunately delivers both in 15 seconds.
The footage is from a recent game at Kandahar University, one of two major universities in Southern Afghanistan. The unlucky big man in the neon green not only blew a wide-open two-handed breakaway dunk but also nearly shatters every bone in his body in the process.
The irony of this video is that Afghanistan is actually making great strides in basketball in recent years. The national team even captured the gold medal at the 2010 South Asian Games by defeating India by a single point.
Chances are the poor fellow in the neon green isn't a national team prospect. And if he is, he definitely needs to improve on his ability to finish around the rim.
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