This is why America is the best basketball nation on the planet
At the final scrimmage of Team USA's minicamp in Las Vegas, Air Force Airman Nathaniel Mills — appropriately nicknamed Sgt. Slam by Deseret News writer Jody Genessy — threw down a windmill dunk that made highlight reels everywhere.
The dunk heard around the sporting world Thursday night was not so spectacular because of the fashion in which it was delivered.
Mills was one of four military members stationed at Nellis Air Force base honored during a timeout in the third quarter of the scrimmage. After fans gave the servicemen an ovation, the P.A. announcer told the crowd Mills claimed he could dunk the ball.
Encouraged by the fans, the airman was given a ball and the runway was cleared. Completely decked out in fatigues and military boots, Mills a thunderous dunk in front of the friendly crowd of 9,513, .
Following the dunk, Mills told USA Basketball media director Craig Miller, "You should see me without fatigues and boots."
To which certainly most fans in attendance would ask, "When and where?"
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