It didn't take Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine long to put a stamp on Team USA's pre-Tokyo Olympics exhibition slate.
And that stamp was a vicious one.
Early in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's contest against Argentina, LaVine uncorked a highlight-reel poster dunk on Argentinian forward Juan Pablo Vaulet:
Count it, plus the foul. And an "on-his-head" head tap for good measure.
"You know, we haven’t had a body yet, it’s good to finally get one," Bam Adebayo said on the postgame broadcast. "I’m glad it was Zach.”
LaVine started the game in place of an injured Jayson Tatum, and had his best performance yet, notching 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal (5-for-8 shooting, 1-for-2 from 3) in 24 minutes.
Team USA got off the schneid in the contest to boot, routing Argentina by a score of 108-80 to move to 1-2 in exhibition play.