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cargobox
01-05-2011, 03:35 AM
I don't know if it is posted yet or not... but merge it


Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who has become must-see TV because of his slam dunks, will be in the NBA's slam dunk contest, sources said Tuesday night.

Joining Griffin will be Washington Wizards 7-foot center, JaVale McGee, Oklahoma City Thunder 6-10 forward Serge Ibaka and Milwaukee Bucks 6-1 guard Brandon Jennings, sources said.

Jennings, who attended Dominguez High in Compton before he finished his high school career at Oak Hill Academy, has a broken right foot and is expected to be out four to six weeks, but he is expected to be healthy for All-Star weekend.

Griffin, the Clippers' 6-10 rookie power forward, has put on an amazing display of dunks that has caught the attention of NBA fans.

He'll have a chance to show is stuff during All-Star weekend at Staples Center. The dunk contest will be Feb. 19.

Lakers guard Shannon Brown, who was in the dunk contest last year, won't be in it this year.

The official announcement of the dunk contest participants will be this Thursday (5 p.m. West Coast time) on TNT.

-- Broderick Turner

Source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/01/clippers-forward-blake-grizzin-highlights-slam-dunk-contest.html

tangent12
01-05-2011, 03:36 AM
McGee...... LOL!!!!

:laugh2: :laugh2:

210Don
01-05-2011, 03:38 AM
wow horrible

asandhu23
01-05-2011, 03:39 AM
So LeBron didn't join?

LTBaByyy
01-05-2011, 03:40 AM
Griffin is the fav but will get 2nd to McGee, you can quote that

cargobox
01-05-2011, 03:40 AM
Hopefully Nate doesn't win it...

asandhu23
01-05-2011, 03:42 AM
Hopefully Nate doesn't win it...

He will.... just for being on the sideline

LTBaByyy
01-05-2011, 03:42 AM
And Jennings????

First he shouldnt risk it since he is currently hurt especially being his wrist
And second everytime I watch him he does layups

Off to youtube for research

La11
01-05-2011, 03:44 AM
this has to be a joke right?

ElMarroAfamado
01-05-2011, 03:46 AM
this has to be fake...putting Blake with those guys really?
and does Jennings even dunk?

this is a joke i hope it doesnt happen

nickdymez
01-05-2011, 03:47 AM
So LeBron didn't join?

Not official until we get a 30 minute decision on live TV... Hopefully we get more wonderful catch phrases like "Im gonna take my talents to Venice Beach"

tredigs
01-05-2011, 03:49 AM
I've seen an oversees dunk contest that Ibaka won two years ago. He dunked from the free throw line with relative ease, and had some other pretty choice dunks; it was damn impressive overall.

The Jennings pick really surprises me. I know he can dunk, but... really? Much rather see a Rose or Westbrook in that PG slot, but maybe he'll surprise us.

Javale McGee completely ***** the bed half the time on his dunks (I'm pretty sure you could find a youtube compilation of all his misses to 'In The Air Tonight' if you looked hard enough), but he's also a wild card. He's athletic enough to pull something out of his ***.

And then there's King Griffin. I'm not sure that his dunks will translate as well in a dunk contest as they do in the game, but I say we just put him 1 v. 5 versus the Knicks and let him loose.

DFROZE#1
01-05-2011, 03:52 AM
Might as well just have Griffin dunk by himself for 30 minutes. Jennings c'mon son. And Lebron is such an attention whore just puts his name out there so people will beg for him to join and never does.

John Walls Era
01-05-2011, 03:54 AM
Brandon Jennings should just let his boy Demar join. Maybe McGee will master the foul line dunk by then.

nickdymez
01-05-2011, 03:56 AM
People should start losing points for dunking from the foul line unless they back flip while doing it..

DetroitRipCity
01-05-2011, 03:57 AM
:facepalm: NBA

I wonder who will win this contest

kozelkid
01-05-2011, 03:57 AM
Meh. This looks like an awful cast.
Griffin is a GREAT in game dunker, but I'm not too excited about him in the dunk contest.
McGee is a terrible choice and too tall imo.
Ibaka is a high flier, so it's interesting.
Jennings intrigues me the most however I don't know if he's good enough to do something amazing and is more likely to get rewarded for being short.
All in all, I hate that 3 out of 4 contestants are big men and I'm not sure just how much air Jennings can get.

I just really hope this isn't the cast.
What they should do imo is
(A) keep Griffin. If nothing else, he brings hype with his in-game dunks
(B) Find a way to get Iggy back.
(C) Put Weems or Derozan in.
(D) Josh Smith.

marvILLous
01-05-2011, 03:59 AM
Meh. This looks like an awful cast.
Griffin is a GREAT in game dunker, but I'm not too excited about him in the dunk contest.
McGee is a terrible choice and too tall imo.
Ibaka is a high flier, so it's interesting.
Jennings intrigues me the most however I don't know if he's good enough to do something amazing and is more likely to get rewarded for being short.
All in all, I hate that 3 out of 4 contestants are big men and I'm not sure just how much air Jennings can get.

:clap:

exactly how i felt lol

ChiSox219
01-05-2011, 04:02 AM
Love the Ibaka pick, I bet he wins.

Griffin is self explanatory

Brandon Jennings...interesting, wouldn't be surprised if he comes with super duper creativity

Javale McGee....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOB04HvFewA

but this was nasty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_3lxhn0DE



All in all, I like the lineup

TrueFan420
01-05-2011, 04:05 AM
booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oo

xabial
01-05-2011, 04:05 AM
why is everybody *****ing it cant be worse then last year.. and im a knick fan..

SNYmets86
01-05-2011, 04:06 AM
i like it . something new . it will be 10x better then last years

John Walls Era
01-05-2011, 04:09 AM
I guess they just want Griffin to win easily. THey're already setting up a campaign for him by putting him in the top 10 every night (some rightfully deserve to be in there).

kozelkid
01-05-2011, 04:10 AM
Love the Ibaka pick, I bet he wins.

Griffin is self explanatory

Brandon Jennings...interesting, wouldn't be surprised if he comes with super duper creativity
Javale McGee....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOB04HvFewA

but this was nasty:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_3lxhn0DE



All in all, I like the lineup

Ya that's the main reason I like Jennings.

LTBaByyy
01-05-2011, 04:12 AM
Last year was the worst dunk contest I ever seen in my life

The arena was sooooooo quiet it wasnt even funny

Sadds The Gr8
01-05-2011, 04:13 AM
BRandon jennings? wtf?

Hustlenomics
01-05-2011, 04:14 AM
Jennings can fly don't sleep on him..

Sadds The Gr8
01-05-2011, 04:17 AM
Jennings can fly don't sleep on him..

ye i've seen him dunk but....dunk contest material????

Hustlenomics
01-05-2011, 04:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpqtynQOAM&feature=related
some of yall don't realize how athletic NBA players are

NYKnickFanatic
01-05-2011, 04:18 AM
This has to be fake...

Serge Ibaka. Brandon Jennings.

Come on...

/thread.

ElMarroAfamado
01-05-2011, 04:18 AM
Griffins presence alone will make it better than last years but...man...this is going to be tough to watch....especially since they cant use props now can they? i mean really what dunks could they possibly do ???

and im not too sure about Blake doing this ...he injured himself and was out a year off a made dunk...imagine him trying to many in such a short span?

Supa
01-05-2011, 04:20 AM
Well, disappointing selections. There goes the suspense.

It's like a wedding with a bride and three brides-mates, everyone knows who is going to get married. Just going through the formality.

---

kingbrentg
01-05-2011, 04:22 AM
:/

Not intriguing to me at all.

Sadds The Gr8
01-05-2011, 04:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpqtynQOAM&feature=related
some of yall don't realize how athletic NBA players are

nice....guess we'll see how he does then.

poleandreel
01-05-2011, 04:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfuqcJ9u-yw

LOL AT JENNINGS

KH12
01-05-2011, 04:42 AM
Cool, so watch Blake Griffin do his thang and then change the channel.

Fireworld
01-05-2011, 04:46 AM
That's the worse players you could choose. It's like they did it on purpose.

Bulls_fan90
01-05-2011, 05:02 AM
I'd like to see

Lebron
Blake Griffin
Josh Smith
Weems
Iggy

The Slam dunk contest has always been a let down for me.

meloman1592
01-05-2011, 05:04 AM
should look like this
Griffin
LeBron
Rose
Courtney Lee

The_Mac22
01-05-2011, 05:33 AM
I'm rooting for Jennings.

asandhu23
01-05-2011, 05:41 AM
That's the worse players you could choose. It's like they did it on purpose.

of course they did. NBA is rigged. They want to make Griffin win because he plays in LA

Rosh
01-05-2011, 05:50 AM
This crop sucks besides Griffin.

bholly
01-05-2011, 06:05 AM
I just really hope this isn't the cast.
What they should do imo is
(A) keep Griffin. If nothing else, he brings hype with his in-game dunks
(B) Find a way to get Iggy back.
(C) Put Weems or Derozan in.
(D) Josh Smith.


I'd like to see

Lebron
Blake Griffin
Josh Smith
Weems
Iggy

The Slam dunk contest has always been a let down for me.

I'd love to see Iggy in there too - I thought he was robbed by Nate last time. He hasn't seemed interested the last couple of years, though, and is battling an achilles injury this year, so there's no chance he'd want to.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-05-2011, 06:14 AM
I have never seen Jennings dunk

And LeBron got scared again:laugh2:

Korman12
01-05-2011, 06:19 AM
So ... Jennings will be fully healed? Kinda weird he agreed to do it with a broken foot.

Kyben36
01-05-2011, 06:25 AM
why jennings ???, and Ibake, not realy good either.

John Walls Era
01-05-2011, 06:55 AM
No one competitive wanted to go because they know Griffin will get it due to HCA.

Niro
01-05-2011, 07:20 AM
i this real?
wow

DenButsu
01-05-2011, 07:30 AM
Jr Was hoping JR Smith would get another shot. He has had some greasy ones this season.

PHX2daDEATH
01-05-2011, 07:37 AM
well it cant get any worse then last years, can it? I dont like the idea of 3 big men and no 6-6 or 6-7 guys..tho Gerald Wallace had the worse performance i'd ever seen @ a dunk contest last year..

Covert
01-05-2011, 07:53 AM
I'm happy with Griffin and McGee. Surprised that Jennings got picked.

DitchDat
01-05-2011, 07:57 AM
WTF LeBron :s

This lineup is wack

I want Griffin, Gay, LeBron and Rose!!!

stawka
01-05-2011, 08:27 AM
Ibaka? Jennings???

WTF

rhymeratic
01-05-2011, 08:40 AM
LOL, watch Nate Robinson be added to contest for 8,000th time

Swashcuff
01-05-2011, 08:45 AM
I think we need to start a petition to re-ignite the dunk contest. I mean how in the world has Andre Iguodala not gotten a chance to redeem himself after arguably the best performance ever seen in a lost. I guess he probably just doesn't want to.

Ideally I'd love to see

Blake
LeBron
Iggy
J-Smoove

Never going to happen however.

Swashcuff
01-05-2011, 08:46 AM
should look like this
Griffin
LeBron
Rose
Courtney Lee

One of these things are not like the others one of these things just doesn't belong.

Swashcuff
01-05-2011, 08:47 AM
I'd love to see Iggy in there too -He was robbed by the judges last time. He hasn't seemed interested the last couple of years, though, and is battling an achilles injury this year, so there's no chance he'd want to.

Fixed

avrpatsfan
01-05-2011, 09:00 AM
Outside of Griffin it's a pretty terrible cast. They should have done Griffin, Lebron, Nate, and Howard, but Howard and Lebron aren't doing it.

Swashcuff
01-05-2011, 09:01 AM
The dunk contest on a whole needs revamping IMO as it stands right now I would be more enthused if non NBA dunkers were involved. I'd say it like this 3 of the best NBA dunkers vs 3 of the best non-NBA dunkers.

Blake Griffin
LeBron James
Russell Westbrook

vs

James "Flight" White
Taurian "The Air Up There" Fontenette
Kenny Dobbs

I got my money on the non-NBA guys. It will NEVER be done but for real NBA fans it would be interesting to see.

BrahCake954
01-05-2011, 09:03 AM
lol @ brandon jennings.. he must be in desperate need for attention

this will be the most horrible dunk contest probably ever..

mcgee and ibaka? LMAO

Sox72
01-05-2011, 09:15 AM
Outside of Griffin it's a pretty terrible cast. They should have done Griffin, Lebron, Nate, and Howard, but Howard and Lebron aren't doing it.

You may be the only person that wants to see Nate in the dunk contest.

Swashcuff
01-05-2011, 09:16 AM
You may be the only person that wants to see Nate in the dunk contest.

I am on the verge of starting a thread asking that very question.

pebloemer
01-05-2011, 09:17 AM
The dunk contest on a whole needs revamping IMO as it stands right now I would be more enthused if non NBA dunkers were involved. I'd say it like this 3 of the best NBA dunkers vs 3 of the best non-NBA dunkers.

Blake Griffin
LeBron James
Russell Westbrook

vs

James "Flight" White
Taurian "The Air Up There" Fontenette
Kenny Dobbs

I got my money on the non-NBA guys. It will NEVER be done but for real NBA fans it would be interesting to see.

That would bring more competitiveness to it. Definitely more to watch. It also wouldn't seem as much like a boys club playing around on the court for 2 hours while commentators over dramatize events....

S-Dot
01-05-2011, 09:25 AM
Looking at what McGee does in the game, no doubt he will be creative

But I'm actually gonna say Brandon Jennings will steal the crowd from Blake for the upset.

29$JerZ
01-05-2011, 10:02 AM
Eww

Blake already won it if that's true

S-Dot
01-05-2011, 10:06 AM
Actually if I was the Wizards, I would oppose this. I definitely can see McGee injuring himself and possibly someone else; he does way too much.

Mile High Champ
01-05-2011, 10:13 AM
This is just plain awful.. Awful!!

nastylikedwade
01-05-2011, 10:17 AM
I wont be surprised if Blake doesn't win it. He is a great in-game dunker, but that doesn't necessary translate into him winning the dunk contest.

DwayneMVPwade
01-05-2011, 10:31 AM
I'm not gonna watch this

Russollini
01-05-2011, 10:42 AM
The contest has been crap since the good ole days where real players like Jordan, DW, etc dunked in it.

DenButsu
01-05-2011, 10:50 AM
Eric Gordon should have made the cut, easily. He's had 2 of the season's top 5 dunks, imo.

Hugbees
01-05-2011, 10:50 AM
Pass

mttwlsn16
01-05-2011, 10:54 AM
Whadda ya know Lebron backed out of something yet again. surprise surprise

The Miami Cheat
01-05-2011, 11:00 AM
jennings is a great player but i dont think he should b in the dunk contest

jetsfan28
01-05-2011, 11:04 AM
I guarantee you that Jennings is better than expected, McGee does either something awesome or something unintentionally hilarious (I'll take either), and Ibaka turns out to be incredible. This is a much better cast that people think.

dodie53
01-05-2011, 11:21 AM
griffin wins.

D Roses Bulls
01-05-2011, 11:24 AM
I guess all the dunking all too much strain on lebrons body :shrug:

S-Dot
01-05-2011, 11:28 AM
I guess all the dunking all too much strain on lebrons body :shrug:

LeBron's best times to join were during his first three seasons. He has nothing to prove in the dunk contest at this point in his career.

Htownballa1622
01-05-2011, 11:48 AM
Ibaka has performed pretty well in a dunk contest before (not sure where in europe)

B.j. Was raw back when he played at oak hill academy.i saw him dunk.

Mcgee will try and rock the baby from the freethrow line

Blake...yeah

That being said id rather they let someone from team flight brothers go and beat an nba player (t dub,mr 720,werm etc)

For anyone else who wants to see nate...watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPFfSO8xozI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Youll never want to see nate dunk in a contest again after seeing it.

ManOnFire
01-05-2011, 11:58 AM
Aside from griffin, not so sure about this list.

Swashcuff
01-05-2011, 12:00 PM
Ibaka has performed pretty well in a dunk contest before (not sure where in europe)

B.j. Was raw back when he played at oak hill academy.i saw him dunk.

Mcgee will try and rock the baby from the freethrow line

Blake...yeah

That being said id rather they let someone from team flight brothers go and beat an nba player (t dub,mr 720,werm etc)

For anyone else who wants to see nate...watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPFfSO8xozI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Youll never want to see nate dunk in a contest again after seeing it.

100% agree with this!

davids22
01-05-2011, 12:17 PM
Why is everyone hating on Jennings? The only reason he doesn't dunk during an actual game is because of Scott Skiles. Skiles HATES it when his players get flashy like that and dunk. The only acceptable dunks in Skiles book is the putbacks that Bogut gets. Skiles would rip Jennings a new one if Jennings decided to get flashy and throw down a one handed slam on a fastbreak. Skiles is a defensive minded coach who plays the half-court offense, no surprise why I almost NEVER see any Bucks player dunk. Hakeem Warrick was the last guy on our team to regularly dunk and he's not even on the team anymore.

JayW_1023
01-05-2011, 12:18 PM
Still it's weird to see Jennings in this. Grffin has this won already.

drama1386
01-05-2011, 12:39 PM
I guarantee you that Jennings is better than expected, McGee does either something awesome or something unintentionally hilarious (I'll take either), and Ibaka turns out to be incredible. This is a much better cast that people think.

I agree 100%

Baller1
01-05-2011, 12:42 PM
Wow! I did not see Ibaka being in it, I thought for sure if a Thunder player was in it, it'd be Westy. Whatever, now Ibaka has a chance to show everyone his absolutely insane athletic ability.

I'm with everyone else though... Jennings?! I have a feeling that's going to backfire.

Can't wait to see Ibaka and Griffin out there though.

DenButsu
01-05-2011, 12:44 PM
Why is everyone hating on Jennings? The only reason he doesn't dunk during an actual game is because of Scott Skiles. Skiles HATES it when his players get flashy like that and dunk. The only acceptable dunks in Skiles book is the putbacks that Bogut gets. Skiles would rip Jennings a new one if Jennings decided to get flashy and throw down a one handed slam on a fastbreak. Skiles is a defensive minded coach who plays the half-court offense, no surprise why I almost NEVER see any Bucks player dunk. Hakeem Warrick was the last guy on our team to regularly dunk and he's not even on the team anymore.

If Skiles really hates dunks, the Bucks may want to hire an analytics guy to teach him what a high percentage shot is.

---------------

What I will like about this dunk contest: No bull**** superman/krypto pre-staged / pre-determined outcome "performances". That was so, so, so lame.

DenButsu
01-05-2011, 12:46 PM
Just to add to my post above about Skiles - perhaps it's no coincidence that the Bucks are dead last in the NBA in offensive efficiency...?

topdog
01-05-2011, 12:47 PM
I've seen an oversees dunk contest that Ibaka won two years ago. He dunked from the free throw line with relative ease, and had some other pretty choice dunks; it was damn impressive overall.

The Jennings pick really surprises me. I know he can dunk, but... really? Much rather see a Rose or Westbrook in that PG slot, but maybe he'll surprise us.

Javale McGee completely ***** the bed half the time on his dunks (I'm pretty sure you could find a youtube compilation of all his misses to 'In The Air Tonight' if you looked hard enough), but he's also a wild card. He's athletic enough to pull something out of his ***.

And then there's King Griffin. I'm not sure that his dunks will translate as well in a dunk contest as they do in the game, but I say we just put him 1 v. 5 versus the Knicks and let him loose.

Have to mostly agree, although I don't know why they even need a pg in the contest. As for Griffin, a lot of his dunks are just power and energy, but I think on a few he's shown a bit more style and finesse so he seems capable of contest dunks.

Overall, it's disappointing because there is no one who gives you hope of a Vince Carter-esque performance. Not even a shred of hope.

Baller1
01-05-2011, 12:48 PM
If Skiles really hates dunks, the Bucks may want to hire an analytics guy to teach him what a high percentage shot is.

---------------

What I will like about this dunk contest: No bull**** superman/krypto pre-staged / pre-determined outcome "performances". That was so, so, so lame.

Agreed. It was cute for a little while, but it got way too out of hand.

DenButsu
01-05-2011, 12:51 PM
although I don't know why they even need a pg in the contest

Because milquetoast NBA "fans" think the little guys are cute. Case in point: Earl Boykins was a Nuggets arena fan favorite when he was on the team, to much cringing and wincing among the more serious fans.

It's just that the dunk contest is really only a novelty act. I'd rather watch the Globetrotters - they're better at that.

asandhu23
01-05-2011, 01:03 PM
The contest has been crap since the good ole days where real players like Jordan, DW, etc dunked in it.

FALSE!!! Vince Carter

jim51990
01-05-2011, 01:08 PM
i highly doubt this is correct last time i checked brandon has a broken foot and has yet to recover i doubt he would sign up for this before knowing he will be fully healthy by then

Sadds The Gr8
01-05-2011, 01:16 PM
I think we need to start a petition to re-ignite the dunk contest. I mean how in the world has Andre Iguodala not gotten a chance to redeem himself after arguably the best performance ever seen in a lost. I guess he probably just doesn't want to.


i heard they asked him nuff times but he never wanted to go back.

Rego247
01-05-2011, 01:19 PM
FALSE!!! Vince Carter

this!

that was the greatest performance in the dunk contest ever. i remember when carter used to get out on a breakaway, ppl used to get out of there seats in anticipation. nobody will ever dunk the ball the way carter did, perfect amount of finesse and power. every dunk contest after that one has pales in comparison. carter did it without theme music, going into a phone booth, changing jerseys etc. just the basket, himself, and the ball.

Baller1
01-05-2011, 01:22 PM
Royce Young:


Actually here’s an idea: Russell Westbrook throws a pass to Ibaka and he finishes it, then Westbrook holds up a sign that says “TRIPLE-DOUBLE.” Good one, right?

:laugh2:

****ing awesome.

DenButsu
01-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Okay, my last post in this thread:

New dunk contest rules: Duos, from the same team, take it from behind half court, in-game fast break style. On any given chance, either player can dunk it. But they both have to handle the ball.

It's just too stale now, man. It's getting old. Something's gotta give.

Jiggie
01-05-2011, 01:40 PM
I can't see Jenning's being in it, especially after being sidelined as much as he has as a result of his injury.

wesso2008
01-05-2011, 01:50 PM
Wow...this is kinda a one sided dunk contest this yr aint it? Griffin's gonna take it. Dude's a monster...

Swashcuff
01-05-2011, 02:02 PM
Wow...this is kinda a one sided dunk contest this yr aint it? Griffin's gonna take it. Dude's a monster...

I much rather a one sided contest as opposed to a no sided contest like last year's.

HoopsDrive
01-05-2011, 02:57 PM
Brandon Jennings? Stupid ****ing people who chose the participants... are you kidding me? Rose, Westbrook, DeRozan, Gordon are all better guards for this job. And then there are the veterans like JSmoove, Iguodala, Gay who could do better than Jennings.

As for the other 3? McGee is the wild card, he could fail miserably or come outta nowhere and win this **** with some kind of dunk we never saw before. Ibaka is decent but I'm not sure he's competition for the alpha dog in here. Griffin is gonna dominate, no doubt but whether it's even a contest by the final round is up for grabs. Personally, I hope one of the other 3 can be of some competition to Griffin before he takes the award home.

GodsSon
01-05-2011, 03:13 PM
What a horrible lineup

CarniifeX
01-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Terrence Williams, PLEASE!

thekmp211
01-05-2011, 03:27 PM
interesting. hopefully the big guys will try some new stuff, poor jennings is a foot shorter than everyone lol perhaps he will capitalize on the contrast.

GSRaider
01-05-2011, 03:37 PM
LeBron, where are you???

I know you're scared your image would be tarnished if you lost but stop being scared! Give the fans what they want! And we want Griffin vs Lebron!

cantstopthee
01-05-2011, 03:41 PM
Put rudy back in the contest. he got robbed when he was in it. i would love to see rudy F vs blake. WTF?

tredigs
01-05-2011, 03:59 PM
The fact that so many of you think this list is absolute garbage virtually guarantees this goes down as an all time classic dunk contest.

Mane
01-05-2011, 04:02 PM
Javale will easily win.

BALLER R
01-05-2011, 04:04 PM
that dunk is will be shyt...come on jennings are you serious

BALLER R
01-05-2011, 04:08 PM
griffin will win hands down...with mcgee he's so long and lanky to me his dunks are that spectacular

Hustlenomics
01-05-2011, 04:09 PM
I guarantee you that Jennings is better than expected, McGee does either something awesome or something unintentionally hilarious (I'll take either), and Ibaka turns out to be incredible. This is a much better cast that people think.


Why is everyone hating on Jennings? The only reason he doesn't dunk during an actual game is because of Scott Skiles. Skiles HATES it when his players get flashy like that and dunk. The only acceptable dunks in Skiles book is the putbacks that Bogut gets. Skiles would rip Jennings a new one if Jennings decided to get flashy and throw down a one handed slam on a fastbreak. Skiles is a defensive minded coach who plays the half-court offense, no surprise why I almost NEVER see any Bucks player dunk. Hakeem Warrick was the last guy on our team to regularly dunk and he's not even on the team anymore.

^thank you people will be surprised


Brandon Jennings? Stupid ****ing people who chose the participants... are you kidding me? Rose, Westbrook, DeRozan, Gordon are all better guards for this job. And then there are the veterans like JSmoove, Iguodala, Gay who could do better than Jennings.

As for the other 3? McGee is the wild card, he could fail miserably or come outta nowhere and win this **** with some kind of dunk we never saw before. Ibaka is decent but I'm not sure he's competition for the alpha dog in here. Griffin is gonna dominate, no doubt but whether it's even a contest by the final round is up for grabs. Personally, I hope one of the other 3 can be of some competition to Griffin before he takes the award home.

:facepalm:

ElMarroAfamado
01-05-2011, 04:45 PM
worse case scenario....Blake tries and Misses amazing dunks...seemingly eliminating himself and we are stuck with either of the rest of the 3 guys in the end

WOW......

HoopsDrive
01-05-2011, 04:57 PM
:facepalm:

We'll see what your boy BJ can do but my expectations for him are real low.

zambo4president
01-05-2011, 05:08 PM
Should be great...

shep33
01-05-2011, 05:16 PM
Jennings can get up actually, i've seen him dunk in highschool and he's pretty sick.

But lets be real... Blake Griffin won this thing after he dunked on the Knicks

Minimal
01-05-2011, 05:31 PM
:facepalm: to all people who think Jennings is a bad dunker.
Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wXJvsWEmcw)

Sly Guy
01-05-2011, 05:38 PM
brandon jennings. BRANDON JENNINGS? ARE YOU F@KKin Kidding me?

ballinbalkman32
01-05-2011, 05:45 PM
terrible

still1ballin
01-05-2011, 06:04 PM
Griffin, Ibaka, Jennings and McGee set for Sprite Slam Dunk


Posted Jan 5 2011 3:03PM

NEW YORK -- There will be a new Sprite Slam Dunk champion crowned on Feb. 19, at STAPLES Center (8 p.m. ET on TNT) in Los Angeles as four first-time contestants vie for the title: the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, the Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka and the Washington Wizards' JaVale McGee.

Fans will again have the opportunity to determine the winner of the Sprite Slam Dunk as part of the "They Dunk. You Decide" campaign, which debuted as part of the event in 2008.

The two dunkers with the highest first round scores will advance to the final round. The dunker with the lowest total score from the first round will compete first in the final round. Dunks then will alternate until each player has completed two. Time limit rules still apply. In the final round, fan voting polls will open via SMS TXT message and at NBA.com. The combined results from SMS TXT voting and NBA.com will determine the champion.

The Sprite Slam Dunk is part of NBA All-Star 2011, which also includes the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm featuring the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Haier Shooting Stars and Taco Bell Skills Challenge; NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas; and the 60th NBA All-Star Game.

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/01/05/sprite-slam-dunk-participants/index.html?rss=true

cargobox
01-05-2011, 06:05 PM
This has to be fake...

Serge Ibaka. Brandon Jennings.

Come on...

/thread.

If the lineup is true, you come to my house and suck it

Hustlenomics
01-05-2011, 06:05 PM
We'll see what your boy BJ can do but my expectations for him are real low.

lol ok


Jennings can get up actually, i've seen him dunk in highschool and he's pretty sick.


^


brandon jennings. BRANDON JENNINGS? ARE YOU F@KKin Kidding me?

:facepalm:

still1ballin
01-05-2011, 06:05 PM
NVM

Already posted. Didn't see it. Close it or move it :o

29$JerZ
01-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Last year will never be touched since it can't get any worse than that but this isn't that far from it.

Blake is literally the only one worth watching, Ibaka/McGee are just going to do boring stuff and doesn't Jennings have a foot or leg problem?

jr_3421
01-05-2011, 06:06 PM
As whole I hate this group. There are no wing players. Is that a first?

ttam68
01-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Allstar weekend becomes more pathetic by the day

cargobox
01-05-2011, 06:13 PM
The fact that so many of you think this list is absolute garbage virtually guarantees this goes down as an all time classic dunk contest.

I guess people want to see shooting guards and small forwards to enter like Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter, or Michael Jordan. Those were exciting dunks

numba1CHANGsta
01-05-2011, 06:21 PM
Griffin will SAVE the Dunk Contest! Expect him dunking over objects and players! :D

IBleedPurple
01-05-2011, 06:44 PM
Boooooooooooooooooo

Sly Guy
01-05-2011, 06:51 PM
:facepalm:

Oh, I saw his dunks. Just another 6'1" little man struggling to touch the rim. Just because he needs a 4 hour flight to reach that altitude doesn't mean he's a great dunker. Still the weakest of them all.

SugeKnight
01-05-2011, 06:51 PM
blake griffin will dunk with his feet

Hustlenomics
01-05-2011, 06:54 PM
Oh, I saw his dunks. Just another 6'1" little man struggling to touch the rim. Just because he needs a 4 hour flight to reach that altitude doesn't mean he's a great dunker. Still the weakest of them all.

lol yea struggling to touch rim with a 40 inch vertical :laugh2:

*Superman*
01-05-2011, 08:20 PM
Griffin will own this thing.

BuddhaMONK
01-05-2011, 08:25 PM
AHH i hate lebron, i bet anything he'd be in this if griffin wasn't, guy's a ****in loser. Ohh no a white guy might beat me in a dunk contest guess i'm not entering that.

Huntey
01-05-2011, 08:27 PM
Set up for a Griffin win? Almost definitely

KmB728
01-05-2011, 08:28 PM
No Nate Robinson :sigh:

MiamiWadeCounty
01-05-2011, 08:41 PM
AHH i hate lebron, i bet anything he'd be in this if griffin wasn't, guy's a ****in loser. Ohh no a white guy might beat me in a dunk contest guess i'm not entering that.

blake griffin is half-white half-black like obama or jason kidd

BuddhaMONK
01-05-2011, 08:45 PM
blake griffin is half-white half-black like obama or jason kidd

I know that, but if you look at him he looks white except his hair(some whites have curly hair too so even that's debatable) so were claiming him. blacks got obama, we got griffin and kidd.

DenButsu
01-05-2011, 08:46 PM
4 of the above 5 posts require facepalm. Not a healthy ratio.

tr3ymill3r
01-05-2011, 08:48 PM
The dunk contest as of late has been a disaster the only thing missing is that silly *** wheel they tried to use a few years ago.

pistonsfanomg
01-05-2011, 08:51 PM
This competition is getting worse and worse.

championships
01-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Sounds boring. I know I'm not very interested in watching.

SA5195
01-05-2011, 09:19 PM
Jennings...?

Suprised Demar didn't join it, since it'll be in his hometown this year.

Supa
01-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Some players don't even care to participate. Established stars think they have much to lose when facing up with a favorite like Griffin.

At least these guys are willing to participate and entertain the fans.

---

mttwlsn16
01-05-2011, 10:38 PM
So LeBron didn't join?

does this surprise you? he backs out or quits everything

mttwlsn16
01-05-2011, 10:42 PM
blake griffin is half-white half-black like obama or jason kidd

and lebron is gay so they cancel each other out

mttwlsn16
01-05-2011, 10:44 PM
:facepalm: to all people who think Jennings is a bad dunker.
Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wXJvsWEmcw)

dude most of this vid is him doing layups or passing lol

BkOriginalOne
01-05-2011, 10:46 PM
Griffin Vs Jenning is all I see. And I see Griffin winning.

soonabooma
01-06-2011, 12:39 AM
You're crazy if you don't think this guy can be a strong darkhorse contender. He won a dunk contest in the European League, so he already knows a thing or two about creativity. Either way, this will be a good dunk contest. No need for Lebron, because Blake is better. Lebron would never have the guts to go toe to toe with Blake. And I'm sure these other three guys will do their best to put on a show as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9F2o0tQoBA&feature=related

brewboy288
01-06-2011, 12:53 AM
http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?xl=xl_blazer&v=hEssOVP6TcQ

Look at this before you count Jennings out.

Mplsman
01-06-2011, 01:07 AM
Jennings? Yet another year the dunk contest is a joke. Pumped for BG though.

brewboy288
01-06-2011, 01:11 AM
Watch the video

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:12 AM
Too bad Lebron isn't in it. Lebron vs Griffin, that would have been epic.

cargobox
01-06-2011, 01:12 AM
No Nate Robinson :sigh:

nobody wants to see that midget win again

tredigs
01-06-2011, 01:12 AM
dude most of this vid is him doing layups or passing lol

I don't know you and already hate every post you make. If you do anything to make me want to diffuse my overbearing love of watching Blake Griffin play basketball, may God have mercy...

knicks4life33
01-06-2011, 01:22 AM
yea lebron lied again he said he was goin join this years dunk contest last year and guess what he chicken out? what you expect from a coward

tredigs
01-06-2011, 01:31 AM
yea lebron lied again he said he was goin join this years dunk contest last year and guess what he chicken out? what you expect from a coward

He's not coming to NY bro, and IT'S. NOT. YOUR. FAULT.

IT'S. NOT. YOUR. FAULT.

IT'S. NOT. YOUR. FAULT.

Need a shoulder to cry on? We're here for you friend.

knicks4life33
01-06-2011, 01:38 AM
hes on the heat with his butt buddies im actually very happy with stoudamire and im speakin the truth lebron is a liar . he said last year he would join and he didnt.

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:39 AM
yea lebron lied again he said he was goin join this years dunk contest last year and guess what he chicken out? what you expect from a coward

Dude, it's so obvious how butt-hurt you are about Lebron not picking NY. The Heat are on fire, Lebron is putting up MVP numbers and is the most important player/distribute on the heat. They expect a championship. So why on earth would he risk injury in the dunk contest? How come Amare isn't in it? Oh wait, he doesn't want to get hurt either, especially since NY is playing well.

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:40 AM
He's not coming to NY bro, and IT'S. NOT. YOUR. FAULT.

IT'S. NOT. YOUR. FAULT.

IT'S. NOT. YOUR. FAULT.

Need a shoulder to cry on? We're here for you friend.

:laugh:

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:41 AM
hes on the heat with his butt buddies im actually very happy with stoudamire and im speakin the truth lebron is a liar . he said last year he would join and he didnt.

Stop embarrassing NYK fans dude. You're sounding like one of those scoundrels from Cleveland. Those fans are animals for the way they're acting. You don't want to have that image dude trust me.

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:42 AM
And of course you're happy with Amare, but we all know you'd be happier with Lebron or both. So stop with the whining and crying because you're making yourself look like a sore loser who still hasn't accepted the reality that Lebron is NOT playing for NY.

tredigs
01-06-2011, 01:42 AM
By the way, if I'm Lebron James, why the hell would I give back to all these douchebag fans who boo him relentlessly every night in opposing arenas? There's a zero percent chance I'd join the contest for the good of their entertainment purposes.

Win a championship. That's all that dude should be concentrated on, and it looks like that's the case.

knicks4life33
01-06-2011, 01:42 AM
wut are u on lebrons butt buddy . and i actually dont care that he didnt pick ny cause i knew he wasnt goin the whole time. and i never argued he wasnt putin up mvp numbers lol im sayin hes a liar and said he would join the dunk contest and lied again with his many other lies and other great players have joined the dunk contest with great records

Dr. RPG
01-06-2011, 01:46 AM
hey at least there's a bright side...low expectations! :D

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:47 AM
wut are u on lebrons butt buddy . and i actually dont care that he didnt pick ny cause i knew he wasnt goin the whole time. and i never argued he wasnt putin up mvp numbers lol im sayin hes a liar and said he would join the dunk contest and lied again with his many other lies and other great players have joined the dunk contest with great records

Your interpretation skills are not that good. I never said you did argue about his stats. I said he's putting up mvp numbers so why risk injury? And lebron's butt buddy? I could care less about Lebron or the heat. Idgaf about miami lol. But I'm stating the truth here. Your pathetic posts make you look like a joke because you're so obviously bitter than Lebron didn't go to NY. And other players with great records like who? As important to their teams as lebron? I don't think so. When you're one of the top scorers, rebounders, and the best passer on your team, I don't think you'd be in the dunk contest. Kobe hasn't competed in a decade.

MalZee24
01-06-2011, 01:48 AM
By the way, if I'm Lebron James, why the hell would I give back to all these douchebag fans who boo him relentlessly every night in opposing arenas? There's a zero percent chance I'd join the contest for the good of their entertainment purposes.

Win a championship. That's all that dude should be concentrated on, and it looks like that's the case.

That's exactly what I'm saying, but he just doesn't get it. His pride is foolishly blinding him and it's pathetic :laugh:

knicks4life33
01-06-2011, 01:49 AM
all the greats competed lol and lebron said he would compete and he lied. no 1 has every got inhured ina dunk contest so lets get serious unless they try do a real crazy dunk over something

tredigs
01-06-2011, 01:51 AM
That's exactly what I'm saying, but he just doesn't get it. His pride is foolishly blinding him and it's pathetic :laugh:

Truth be told. He's not the first, and will be far from the last.

WhatReYaGonnaDo


PS: This kid come with a translator?

knicks4life33
01-06-2011, 01:52 AM
lecoward

momoneyyyy
01-06-2011, 02:14 AM
wow this list sucks only one to watch is blake!

KDM1986
01-06-2011, 02:20 AM
So basically Blake Griffin accepted the invite and all the other good dunkers in the nba passed and we got stuck with the three amigos.

ChiSox219
01-06-2011, 02:22 AM
So basically Blake Griffin accepted the invite and all the other good dunkers in the nba passed and we got stuck with the three amigos.

Then don't watch.

believeinNYK
01-06-2011, 02:45 AM
I'm excited to see griffin and what he brings
According to u guys,^^^^^ ibaka could surprise everyone and win it
McGee is super athletic and I've seen him make some nasty dunks, I like that pick
Jennings is an interesting choice, I've barely seen him dunk in games and doesn't really look like he could pull off some power dunks but he could become crafty and do something to wow us

.......... O yeah and lebron is an attention whore

IversonIsKrazy
01-06-2011, 03:18 AM
Kind of weird choices. Jennings? Lol, wut is his special dunk going to be, 1 handed dunk? Rose should replace Jennings, and Ibaka is just a random choice. Nonetheless, Griffin should really tear it up and entertain this year.

godolphins
01-06-2011, 03:26 AM
Only big name is Blake

Revolu7i9n
01-06-2011, 03:32 AM
wtf. not a fan.. I just don't really get why jennings is in it. agreed, he's a great athlete, but really not what i'd want to see in there.

TopsyTurvy
01-06-2011, 03:34 AM
A 720 or 900 will win the dunk competition.

Unec
01-06-2011, 03:45 AM
all star weekend is getting worse every year!!

godolphins
01-06-2011, 03:49 AM
all star weekend is getting worse every year!!
Agree

godolphins
01-06-2011, 03:50 AM
Everybody and their grand parents know that Griffin is going to win

Gene2420
01-06-2011, 04:00 AM
Last year's contest was so boring...I better see a double windmill

JiffyMix88
01-06-2011, 04:14 AM
Epic win!

BuddhaMONK
01-06-2011, 10:29 AM
Last year's contest was so boring...I better see a double windmill

it's funny how bad nba dunkers really are if you watch guys on team flight brothers.

Caution1011
01-06-2011, 10:43 AM
Brandon Jennings :confused::confused:??? Why is he in the dunk contest? Lebron should take his spot imo

masalex1205
01-06-2011, 11:07 AM
So LeBron didn't join?

This is one of the reasons I don't like Lebron, he talked about doing it but everyone knew that he wasn't going to do it but talked like he might anyway. He's not doing it because he'd get smoked by Blake Griffin and itd hurt his brand name.

thenyknicks
01-06-2011, 11:26 AM
horrible

xbrackattackx
01-06-2011, 11:26 AM
Brandon Jennings :confused::confused:??? Why is he in the dunk contest? Lebron should take his spot imo

He won't Lebron is a man-gina.

BallinGid3
01-06-2011, 11:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpY_Bd0FcI0&feature=player_embedded i think jennings will do just fine

RedSoxFan2434
01-06-2011, 11:51 AM
This blows... This is arguably the most entertaining thing in all-star break and they throw out Javale McGee?

Wheres LeBron, Howard, Nate, J-Rich... somethin

RedSoxFan2434
01-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Except Jennings all of these guys r 6-10 plus that means there will be limited windmill stuff and more just power dunks

Caution1011
01-06-2011, 12:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpY_Bd0FcI0&feature=player_embedded i think jennings will do just fine

is that rim like 9 and a half.....

cargobox
01-06-2011, 06:32 PM
This blows... This is arguably the most entertaining thing in all-star break and they throw out Javale McGee?

Wheres LeBron, Howard, Nate, J-Rich... somethin

We're tired of seeing them (except for LeBron)
It's nice to see some fresh faces
And nowadays the Slam Dunk contest is reserved for young and athletic players

godolphins
01-06-2011, 06:39 PM
Well we are not in for a treat

Dol-Fan
01-06-2011, 06:41 PM
It's amusing how many people come in and just put down the contestants without looking at some of the videos put forth by a few users on here. Ibaka and Jennings obviously have some pretty sick dunks up their sleeves. We've all seen what McGee can do, obviously a bit of an enigma, and I'm not entirely excited about him. Ibaka, Jennings, and Griffin are GREAT choices though.

Add on that we don't have to see Nate again, I think the NBA got this right.

MSG34
01-06-2011, 06:43 PM
This is one of the reasons I don't like Lebron, he talked about doing it but everyone knew that he wasn't going to do it but talked like he might anyway. He's not doing it because he'd get smoked by Blake Griffin and itd hurt his brand name.

Exactly, Le*****

JWO35
01-06-2011, 06:56 PM
They couldn't even get borderline All-Stars like JR or Josh Smith, Andre Iguadala? Hell put Shannon back in :pity:

LeGacy is Music
01-06-2011, 06:57 PM
this has to be fake...putting Blake with those guys really?
and does Jennings even dunk?

this is a joke i hope it doesnt happen

I was thinking the SAME thing.

LeGacy is Music
01-06-2011, 07:04 PM
They should have Derrick Rose and Darren Williams they are high Flyers

blastmasta26
01-06-2011, 08:12 PM
I don't like the fact that there are 3 big men in the dunk contest, C/PF's should be uncommon. But the videos here have made me feel better about the contest. And I definitely think McGee will try to dunk over someone and end up embarassing himself.

godolphins
01-06-2011, 08:14 PM
At least put Stoudamire in that contest

blastmasta26
01-06-2011, 08:16 PM
At least put Stoudamire in that contest
Amare didn't impress me that much back when he was in it. I doubt he would be any better.

Baller1
01-06-2011, 08:17 PM
Amare's best dunk was because of Nash. They better not put him back in it.

godolphins
01-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Amare didn't impress me that much back when he was in it. I doubt he would be any better.

It's better than having him in their than those guys(beside Griffin)

Baller1
01-06-2011, 08:20 PM
It's better than having him in their than those guys(beside Griffin)

Ibaka has won a dunk contest overseas and McGee is lanky with crazy athleticism. I don't think they'll disappoint; they won't be as bad as last year at least.

godolphins
01-06-2011, 08:22 PM
Ibaka has won a dunk contest overseas and McGee is lanky with crazy athleticism. I don't think they'll disappoint; they won't be as bad as last year at least.
Here's the line up I wanted: Griffins, Stoudamire, Lebron and whoever

HouRealCoach
01-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Shouldve been Rose, Griffin, LeBron, and Ellis or DeRozan and it wouldve been exciting again

Baller1
01-06-2011, 08:30 PM
Here's the line up I wanted: Griffins, Stoudamire, Lebron and whoever

I wanted Griffin, LeBron, Rose, and Westbrook.

NYtilIdie
01-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Jennings has only dunked twice this season :laugh2: seen that stat this morning on ESPN.

Baller1
01-06-2011, 08:37 PM
Jennings has only dunked twice this season :laugh2: seen that stat this morning on ESPN.

The NBA is so ****ing stupid.

Durant is hype
01-06-2011, 08:41 PM
Jennings has only dunked twice this season :laugh2: seen that stat this morning on ESPN.

:facepalm:

And to think dunk contest was something people were used to looking forward to.

Kobes a Killer
01-06-2011, 08:50 PM
^^^ I'm still looking forward to it, kinda, just in case. Except we all know how it's probably gonna go down :(

NYKNYGNYY
01-06-2011, 08:59 PM
blake griffen obvious hands down favorite

ElMarroAfamado
01-06-2011, 09:10 PM
They should really replace Jennings with somebody.....

if Blake puts on a show Baron Davis is going to have to be as much a part of the show as anyone .....they gotta think cause i mean it seems we have seen everything already

BuddhaMONK
01-07-2011, 08:32 PM
I was thinking the SAME thing.

i've seen him do a through the legs dunk but that's probably his ceiling

Kakaroach
01-07-2011, 08:40 PM
I didn't even know Jennings could dunk. Would have rather seen Westbrook.

Hopefully Griffin puts on a show for us.