First and foremost, shoutout to you if you remember Terrico White, who once ruled the basketball internet by doing these dunk moves at a rookie photo shoot:

Second and actually probably foremost, here’s a quick rundown of similarities between White’s dunk fest and the one the NBA Vined of a new Pistons rookie doing the exact same thing at this year’s rookie photo shoot:

  • Both players are second round draft picks of the Detroit Pistons (White was 36th overall, Mitchell 37th).
  • Both players come from non-basketball powerhouse colleges (White from University of Mississippi, Mitchell from University of North Texas).
  • Both players were born on the seventh day of their birth month (White was born March 7, 1990, Mitchell was born April 7, 1992).
  • Both players’ first names start with the same letter (White with T, Mitchell also with T).
  • Both players wowed their draftmates with their dunking prowess at the rookie photo shoot (White in the second video, Mitchell in the first).
  • Mitchell is wearing No. 9 for the Pistons, White wore No. 23. Three (3) squared (2) equals nine (9).

As you can see, these two guys are basically the same person, despite a two-year age difference, different positions and different body types. Considering White has yet to play a single non-preseason minute in the NBA, we might be witnessing the pinnacle of Tony Mitchell’s basketball career. Maybe not, but the dunk writing is on the dunk wall.

Comments (2)

  1. watching videos like these just continues to prove how good (and how much better) Vince Carter is than anyone else who dunks a basketball

  2. Shame Terrico White is now in Europe playing (or so his YouTube channel says?) If he could do stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWnW7DS-kCY I’d want to see him in the dunk contest…

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