February 21, 2011 BY John Kim
Earlier this NBA season, Javale McGee made some headlines for the wrong reasons, attempting two dunks seemingly outside of his range (both in distance and in skill-set) that had disastrous and hilarious results. However, McGee was still known to put down powerful dunks, and was even chosen by a few to be the upset winner of the 2011 NBA Dunk Contest. In what might have been the most creative assembly of dunks in a Dunk Contest in years, Blake Griffin, Javale McGee, Demar Derozan, and Serge Ibaka put on quite a show, combining aerial acrobatics with unique concepts. For Javale McGee’s four highlight dunks, the seven-footer with a seven-foot-seven wingspan wore four different PE colorways of the PEAK Relentless, and based on his successful attempts, it certainly gave the Chinese footwear brand some attention.
For his two-basket dunk, Javale wore a PE of yellow, blue, black, and red inspired by the famous X-Men character Wolverine. For his astounding three-ball dunk, he wore a military-inspired pair featuring a grey upper and camouflage print accents. A third dunk featured the Wizards center in two different shoes – one representing the USA and the other representing China, the home country of the brand. His final backboard reverse jam featured a successful slam and a golden wheat-colored motif. Although McGee lost out to Blake Griffin in the final round, his Dunk Contest performance was surely one of the most creative of all time. Check out all five PEAK Relentless PE’s after the jump and let us know which colorway you like best. via hoopchina.