Dwight Howard has attained the status of without peer among centers in the NBA. It seems the Orlando Magic star had to go all the way to Japan to find a worthy adversary: a 12-foot giraffe.
What, Godzilla was away on holiday?
Howard, on tour to promote his line of Adidas Original sneakers, put on a show at the Roppongi Hills Mall in Tokyo, slamming one through a hoop affixed to the upper neck of a giant toy giraffe. Stationed near a regulation-height rim, the giraffe’s hoop appears at least 11 feet high.
After teasing with a couple of aborted attempts, he easily threw it down to the delight of a young, potentially sneaker-buying crowd.
Adidas couldn’t have created more effective advertising. The video has been quickly making the rounds on YouTube and other sites.