DUNK ELITE to fly above rims in England on June 12th as part of their 2016 World Tour.
Everybody loves dunking – whether it’s on a fast break, in somebody’s face or in a contest, dunking is the ultimate way to express yourself on the court. If you know anything about streetball, you know that the best dunkers in the world are no longer found in the NBA, but in summer’s top 5×5 and 3×3 tournaments around the world. They jump over cars, people and props making for some of the most insane basketball acrobatics ever seen.
What has become more apparent in the last couple of years is that the dunk contest is the reason why most people come to these events in the first place.
Dunk Elite’s founder, Simon Piechowski, said, “I noticed the trend shifting a few years ago. People would contact us directly, just to ask what time the contest will start.
“I was so sure of the development of professional dunking that I quit a very prosperous job at the biggest sports management company in the world and decided to do this full time. Since then, we’ve been working with the biggest names in the basketball world, including the NBA and FIBA to name just a couple.”
Often referred to as the “modern Harlem Globetrotters”, Dunk Elite brings together the best high flyers from around the world including the United States, Canada, Poland, Latvia and Ukraine.
Dunk Elite Live is an international series of dunking events simply known as the world championship in dunking. The roster includes the 2016 NBA All Star Weekend hero Jordan “Mission Impossible’ Kilganon, yes, the dude who dunked in jeans; 5’5 YouTube sensation Porter “What’s Gravity!?’ Maberry, who recently jumped OVER Shaquille O’Neal to be crowned TNT’s Dunk King, and the 4x FIBA World Dunk Champion Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski, as well as others.
The UK event on the 12th of June is a part of Dunk Elite’s 2016 world tour, which started on the 6th of May in Sweden where Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski took home the grand prize in front of a sold out crowd. Six athletes will square off several times in a grand-prix format with unified rules and edge-of-the-seat entertainment from the first to the last minute.
This is a one-off, not-to-be missed event. Tickets are now available via