It didn’t take long for Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfeld to sign John Wall to a max contract after they saw this move by Wall.
What? It’s fake?
Even though no one is nearly fast enough to throw themselves a full court alley-oop (yes, even the fastest player in the NBA, John Wall, isn’t fast enough) and complete the dunk, it’s still a fun viral video campaign by Red Bull.
Despite the obvious video editing which makes it look like John Wall really did complete the dunk, it still got some funny reactions from people who still thought the video was legitimate.
Orlando Magic guard/forward Maurice Harkless may have fallen for the trick, and even tagged Nate Robinson in one of his tweets to show the former Slam Dunk champion the video of Wall’s altered spectacular jam.
After a few tweets from fans, Harkless still couldn’t figure out whether or not the video was a hoax.
We’re used to seeing viral video campaign’s usually get a ton of views, but Wall’s video from Dime Magazine has only gotten roughly 33,000. The original video of LeBron James supposedly hitting multiple jump shots from way beyond the half-court line was a similar video which got millions of views when it first hit the web.