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Air Athanasiou goes on trip to dunk city at Little Caesars Arena

Red Wings forward went up for the slam on Pistons' home court

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Andreas Athanasiou's got hops.

The Detroit Red Wings forward went up for an impressive slam dunk at Little Caesars Arena Wednesday while the hardwood was down for their roommates, the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

Tweet from @DetroitRedWings: Air @AndreasA86. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/FHEnLL3cpk

This wasn't the first time Athanasiou showed off his basketball skills on camera.

Instagram from @andreasathanasiou: Andreas Athanasiou dunks on Instagram

At 6-foot-2, Athanasiou has a clear knack for getting above the rim, and maybe he could teach the Vancouver Canucks a thing or two about playing on an NBA court.

If there's ever a team pickup game, we know who's getting picked first.

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