Kadour Ziani by Lil Thugs
Happy birthday, Kadour Ziani. You make le dünk a philosophy and will forever remain “The Godfather of Dunk”…!
Photo by Alessandro Dealberto.
Our man Alex assembled a fine crew of dunkers to compete during an exhibition in Moscow, Russia last week. Justin Darlington, Haneef Munir, Slash, Slam Nation’s own Kadour Ziani and several locals came up with some very creative dunks and put on quite a show. Stay tuned for the video footage right here! Photo credit: [...]
Our friend Kadour Ziani was in Algeria this year – to eat, live, drink, sleep and promote his passion of dunking. See the first clip in this link for some best-of moments and understand why they call him “Zianimal – The Godfather of Dunk” … Ok, the other clips and not bad either …
Here’s an all encompassing impression of the man, the myth, the movement that is Kadour Ziani …
The Godfather of Dunk, Kadour Ziani, has an endless horizon and should square off vs. the Zen master Phil Jackson in a battle of basketball philosophy. Not exactly sure what he’s trying to say here, but as usual, it’s deep. This clip will make your head spin … We see you Zianimal, keep doing your [...]
Zianimal, Slash and the gang are taking their show on the road. Currently Slam Nation is touring the country of Morocco turning heads wherever they go. Even Wunderkind Guy Dupuy is part of the travelling show. It’s good to see “Easy J” and the boys back in action!
Don’t ask … It’s Kadour Ziani …
For those who don’t know: The Godfather of Dunk, Kadour Ziani, is top notch soccer player who still stands between the posts as the league’s #1 goalkeeper in his hometown of Nancy whenever he is not traveling the globe. Here’s a shot of Zianimal kicking a limited 4-E basketball by Bill McMullen x K1X into [...]
K1X signs the godfather of dunk, Kadour Ziani. “Zianimal’s” unbelievable hops and philosophical interpretation of the art of dunk remain unmatched.
our friends kapcer & jakub from poland just sent us these great images of zianimal and his protegé slash, who are currently mixing things up and working out rocky-style in krakow. thanks for the pics, guys! kadour is wearing our brand new “hustle” tee slash dunks in these vintage chiefglider 2
yooooooo … former peep nba stars chris webber, kenny smith and clyde the glide in awe of the world’s first dunking crew from france!
the vibe, the energy and the authenticity of dunking’s spiritual godfather kaour ziani is astounding. the frenchman with algerian roots recently returned home to algeria for the first time in 24 years. get an inside look at “zianimal’s” trip back to his motherland in this wonderful clip by french documentarist nicolas de virieu …
zianimal aka kadour ziani is the godfather of dunk. he started it, period. but he’s also one of the most endearing dudes you’ll ever meet. his approach to dunking is sometimes weird, often philosophical, and always full throttle. here’s an older clip that underlines kadour’s simple yet precise message: 360 is my language.
After 20 years of dunking (and additional careers in soccer (professional goal keeper!!) and high jumping, kadour ziani – the man they call “zianimal” – keeps cementing his rep as “the godfather of dunk”. Reaching such a longevity is a complex process of daily stretching, body strengthening, jumping drills and mental work. The 5,11″ French-Algerian [...]
check out this feature on kadour ziani (slam nation) even if you can’t read russian. the clip shows seasoned nba vets like mobley, turiaf, parker, and even half man half amazing going apeshit over ziani’s skills. this is the type of stuff that made k1x warrior kadour ziani the original superstar of streetball dunk artistry. [...]
the best of turkey’s beko basketball league got together in izmir last weekend to flaunt their skills in a game of nationals vs. foreign born players infront of a capacity crowd of 10,000. us import robert “tractor” traylor (kepez belediyesi antalya) had 20 & 8, leading his team to a spectacular 133:122 victory. even more [...]