At Chief Sealth High School, a Hafid Yassin dunk is going down in unofficial history this week as one of the best possible dunks of all time. The star basketball player was recorded on video recently making an incredible play that seems to defy all odds — and gravity, for that matter. Yahoo! Sports News revealed this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, that video of Yassin making the stunning shot has already gone viral on YouTube and elsewhere online, garnering thousands upon thousands of views and counting.
One of the star athletes of Chief Sealth, Hafid Yassin, dunks a basketball that makes it seem like he flies for a moment off the court and right up to the net. The 6’5” basketball player and senior at the well-known high school located in Seattle, Washington, is proving his mettle as an athlete already. Yassin can be seen in the featured video seemingly soaring over opposing players and fellow teammates alike to smash in a legal pass. It is one of those breathtaking plays that often seem to require at least a second viewing.
The video has received tens of thousands of views in a relatively short period of time, notes King Five News in their additional coverage. Even without a running start (or anything of the kind), Hafid is simply poised on the ground one moment — in the next, he is up in the air. With only seconds passing, the young sports star manages to make contact with a player’s pass and dunk the ball into the net. Applause and cheering can be heard ringing through the stands at the unbelievable play.
So is it one of the best dunks in history (not to mention caught on video)? Perhaps not, if one compares Yassin to the basketball greats and both past as well as current professionals on the court. Yet for just a high school player in his senior year, it is certainly something that deserves remembrance. Fans are no doubt expecting great things from him, now and in the future. There is little question as to why the clip has gone viral; the young man’s hand can be seen nearly a foot above the basketball rim, with his very chin high over the other athletes during the play. What a spectacular dunk that was fortunately recorded for everyone to see online.
Aside from this Chief Sealth Hafid Yassin dunk video trending this week, another interesting sports story has also made national headlines this New Year. Andrew Luck of the NFL has apparently been told by both his mother and his longtime girlfriend that his scruffy neck beard has got to go. For his part, Luck has said that he knows it may be a bad look for him, but he refuses to shave for risk of “razor burn” until the season has come to an end.