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RipVW
04-25-2010, 09:21 AM
I realize people like to make a big deal about getting "dunked on" or "posterized", but when you think about it, this is kind of stupid. What was the defensive player supposed to do, not contest the shot?...run the other way?

Shouldnt there be more shame in not contesting the shot? When you think about it, not contesting the shot, is kind of the equivalent of a DB not trying to make a tackle in football. Yet, in football people make fun of a defensive player playing soft. Take Cromartie's weak effort to tackle Shonn Greene as an example. I guess, if you try to make a tackle but get trucked, its kind of similar to getting dunked on but is the alternative (ie being soft) not more undignified?

The other thing is that people perceive "getting dunked on" or "getting trucked" as some sort of weakness,...I guess. But when you think about it, its hardly that at all. Its more about momentum and leverage. In fast action sports, there are bound to be moments where you are out of position to make a successful play. Does that mean you shouldnt try to contest the shot or take down the runner?

thescore53
04-25-2010, 09:28 AM
than dont watch

ragee
04-25-2010, 10:02 AM
than dont watch

What's up with the "then don't watch" reply? I see it in almost all threads! Hahaha

J-Relo
04-25-2010, 10:08 AM
being dunked on = not being able to defend (at the time), but still trying... and that's the point...

well if you think dunked on is more shameful than not trying to defend you are... stupid.. and most of the fans do think it's a big deal...

GrumpyOldMan
04-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Getting dunked on is nothing to be ashamed of. Most of the time the player is trying to draw a charge or make a stop.

MaHaRaJaH
04-25-2010, 10:49 AM
What's up with the "then don't watch" reply? I see it in almost all threads! Hahaha

A Lakers Fan response to the world.

GodsSon
04-25-2010, 10:53 AM
The shame is that some other dude just made you his *****

Geargo Wallace
04-25-2010, 11:06 AM
The shame is that some other dude just made you his *****

Exactly.

Also the nutz on the face is an issue.

Becks2307
04-25-2010, 11:09 AM
the reason its so embarassing is that you saw the guy coming to dunk and you still put all your effort into stopping him and he still took your cookies

you=failure

and its always possible to block a dunk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCllnQbg5sg

BALLER71
04-25-2010, 11:11 AM
Getting dunked on is nothing to be ashamed of. Most of the time the player is trying to draw a charge or make a stop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhsm9HFP2pA

Pau Gasol, the softy, gets owned. :)

netsgiantsyanks
04-25-2010, 11:11 AM
dont ask us, ask fredric weis

dtmagnet
04-25-2010, 11:13 AM
Getting dunked on is nothing to be ashamed of. Most of the time the player is trying to draw a charge or make a stop.

That's how I look at it too.

fanofclendennon
04-25-2010, 11:32 AM
The shame is that some other dude just made you his *****

No. The shame is with the dunker who thinks the game should be over because he dunked against over his defender's head. Now go back and play defense you idiot! The idea is to win the game, not to try to make your defender your *****.

GodsSon
04-25-2010, 11:53 AM
No. The shame is with the dunker who thinks the game should be over because he dunked against over his defender's head. Now go back and play defense you idiot! The idea is to win the game, not to try to make your defender your *****.

Sounds like you've been dunked on before

BALLER71
04-25-2010, 02:54 PM
KG just got dunked on by Wade. So nasty.

Hey Man
04-25-2010, 02:59 PM
KG looked like a ***** when he raised his hand after he got spanked by wade. that's shame

Becks2307
04-25-2010, 02:59 PM
hahah lol

Raph12
04-25-2010, 03:08 PM
A Lakers Fan response to the world.

That was a Raps fan not a Lakers fan... Get your facts straight.

dukejazz
04-25-2010, 03:15 PM
than dont watch

Another one of these stupid posts

dukejazz
04-25-2010, 03:16 PM
YA to me being dunked on is just two points. I would rather make a 3 than dunk on somebody