Dunk of the Night (or Year): Xavier Henry Puts Jeff Withey on a Poster

Xavier Henry

Nov 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Anglees Lakers forward Xavier Henry (7) is defended by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and center Jason Smith (14) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While the Xavier Henry experiment has gotten off to a rough start. But in tonight’s matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans Henry shows why he’s getting a chance in Los Angeles after this poster dunk on Pelicans rookie Jeff Withey.

Here’s a behind-the-backboard angle of the dunk:

The irony in this is that Xavier Henry and Jeff Withey were once teammates at the University of Kansas. This is definitely a dunk of the year candidate. Kobe Bryant would be proud of the young forward.

Xavier Henry

(H/T to SI’s the Point Forward and @BubbaProg)

Topics: Dunk Of The Night, Jeff Withey, Kansas, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, New Orleans Pelicans, Poster Dunks, Xavier Henry

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