When you’re Wayne Selden Jr. and getting paid a measly $30,000 per year to play professional basketball, you’re going to be hungry.
Wayne Selden Jr. is showing all the haters why he deserves to get PAID. Check it out in slo-mo and multiple angles in the video below. The commentator loses it!
The man he dunked on is Rakeem Christmas, who had this to say about it:
oh well it happens pic.twitter.com/I4tQu2SeEF
— Rakeem Christmas (@R_Xmas25) November 28, 2016
Rakeem, it happens. But when it does, you have to marvel at it. Wayne was a man possessed on that play, and like many in the D-League, players are playing for an opportunity to feed their families. Selden was once looked at as the third piece to a dominant “Big-3” of Kansas, coming in at the #16th rated high school prospect by ESPN, playing behind two eventual top 3 draft picks in the 2014 draft, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. Now undrafted after the 2016 draft and underappreciated, this dunk is symbolic of the climb Selden faces to get back up to the elite level.
He took to Twitter after going undrafted, and his words resonate well with his dunk:
You know, I was real frustrated when I didn’t hear my name called on draft night. Something I worked my whole life for, something I dreamed of. But I didn’t just work to get my name called, I worked and continue to work to have a successful NBA career. After draft night, I felt like everything I worked for was a waste and got real down. But now as I sit back, and put everything into perspective. I’m truly blessed to be in this position I’m in, I know there are others out there that would kill to be where I’m at.
Wayne Selden Jr., Twitter July 15th 2016
So when you look at the dunk, marvel at it and say OH SHIT! He just put that man on a poster! Know the attitude and angst this man has in his uphill battle to make something of himself. I know for damn sure I’m rooting him on and hoping for more highlights like this to come.
Rumble, young man, rumble!