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WestCoastSportz
02-03-2012, 01:24 PM
There is a reason why I haven't watched the dunk contest in about 8 years. The last one I watched the JRich showdown against Fred Jones, where JRich was robbed. C'mon... Off the board, catch, between the legs and dunk? As Kenny Smith would say...thats sick! Jones basically won that contest with a 360, 1 handed dunk that he mistossed and had to reach back for.

Ever since then, the only people that are in the contest are either rookies or bench players. What happened to the days where the biggest names took center stage? I'm talking about the superstars of their days. Guys like Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Dominique Wilkins, Julius Irving and Vince Carter. Now all you see are names like Shannon Brown, Nate Robinson, Rudy Fernandez, DeMar DeRozan and JR Smith. Not the most appealing names if you want to get a crowd going. There also use to be 8 contestants. Now, there is 4. Really? 4?

Some of it may have to do with the agents. I can see where they're going with it. They don't want their client's name tarnished by being known as a Slam Dunk loser. Especially if you're a young guy like Dwight Howard or Blake Griffin, but they have to realize that without the fans, they wouldn't be making those millions of dollars. They should feel obligated to go out there and show some appreciation for the fans that pay their checks when they buy tickets, merchandise or just sit through commercials when they're watching the game at home.

These days, if I'm at home with nothing else to do, then I'd catch a quick glimpse, but I won't make it a point to sit through one. I'm tired of Kenny Smith screaming "the dunk contest is back!" because its not.

Put in a line up of Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Lebron James, Derrick Rose, Josh Smith, John Wall, DeMar Derozan and Andre Iguodala. Thats a contest I would plan an All-Star weekend around. It would be an NBA marketers dream to promote that contest.

ChiSox219
02-03-2012, 01:29 PM
Javale
Blake
Deandre
Ibaka

Im good with that

GoPacers33
02-03-2012, 01:31 PM
Javale
Derozan
Paul George
Lebron

sixer04fan
02-03-2012, 01:42 PM
Honestly I don't enjoy centers in the game. It's just less cool seeing a 7 footer dunk, no matter how you spin, even if they do some crazy *****. I like the wings going at it more.

KingPosey
02-03-2012, 01:43 PM
Thats OK that JRich got robbed, he robbed Gerald Wallace the year of "The Wheel". He didnt even try to do the ASSIGNED dunk, Gerald Wallace pretty much got his down (pretty much), JRich should have lost automatically.

He115ing
02-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Griffin said he is not going to defend his title.

Pierzynski4Prez
02-03-2012, 01:49 PM
no thanks to rose

mttwlsn16
02-03-2012, 02:03 PM
deandre jordan considering taking blakes spot, if the NBA calls him

Tmath
02-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Griffin said he is not going to defend his title.

He didn't earn the first one.

bucketss
02-03-2012, 02:23 PM
people who think griffin deserved to win the dunk contest are probably the same people who think lil wayne is the best rapper alive lol

GoPacers33
02-03-2012, 02:28 PM
when r they announcing who is in all of the events

Baller1
02-03-2012, 02:30 PM
I really, really wanna see Westbrook and Rose in it. I say they go all PG's this year.

Rose
Westy
Wall
Robinson

jkiddvc20
02-03-2012, 02:32 PM
I really, really wanna see Westbrook and Rose in it. I say they go all PG's this year.

Rose
Westy
Wall
Robinson

Steve Nash? :p

Baller1
02-03-2012, 02:33 PM
Steve Nash? :p

Haha, he can be the passer for all of them. That'd be badass.

sixer04fan
02-03-2012, 02:40 PM
people who think griffin deserved to win the dunk contest are probably the same people who think lil wayne is the best rapper alive lol

+1

amoore87
02-03-2012, 02:45 PM
iguodala was robbed in his showdown against nate robinson!!!!!

knicks=love
02-03-2012, 02:48 PM
He didn't earn the first one.


people who think griffin deserved to win the dunk contest are probably the same people who think lil wayne is the best rapper alive lol

i could jump around a car, and i'm white and 5'6" :laugh2:

Jint.
02-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Griffin
Lebron
Shumpert
Westbrook

nstojic
02-03-2012, 03:04 PM
There is a reason why I haven't watched the dunk contest in about 8 years. The last one I watched the JRich showdown against Fred Jones, where JRich was robbed. C'mon... Off the board, catch, between the legs and dunk? As Kenny Smith would say...thats sick! Jones basically won that contest with a 360, 1 handed dunk that he mistossed and had to reach back for.

Ever since then, the only people that are in the contest are either rookies or bench players. What happened to the days where the biggest names took center stage? I'm talking about the superstars of their days. Guys like Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Dominique Wilkins, Julius Irving and Vince Carter. Now all you see are names like Shannon Brown, Nate Robinson, Rudy Fernandez, DeMar DeRozan and JR Smith. Not the most appealing names if you want to get a crowd going. There also use to be 8 contestants. Now, there is 4. Really? 4?

Some of it may have to do with the agents. I can see where they're going with it. They don't want their client's name tarnished by being known as a Slam Dunk loser. Especially if you're a young guy like Dwight Howard or Blake Griffin, but they have to realize that without the fans, they wouldn't be making those millions of dollars. They should feel obligated to go out there and show some appreciation for the fans that pay their checks when they buy tickets, merchandise or just sit through commercials when they're watching the game at home.

These days, if I'm at home with nothing else to do, then I'd catch a quick glimpse, but I won't make it a point to sit through one. I'm tired of Kenny Smith screaming "the dunk contest is back!" because its not.

Put in a line up of Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, Lebron James, Derrick Rose, Josh Smith, John Wall, DeMar Derozan and Andre Iguodala. Thats a contest I would plan an All-Star weekend around. It would be an NBA marketers dream to promote that contest.

:confused:

smith&wesson
02-03-2012, 03:10 PM
rose
lebron
griffen
derozan

DeathB4Dishonor
02-03-2012, 03:29 PM
Since blake declined I would love to see a line up of

Rose
Lebron
Westbrook
Scalabrine

You know damn well you would watch the dunk contest if the white mamba was in it dont lie ..

chitown815
02-03-2012, 03:32 PM
Derrick Rose is playing on one leg, so bad idea but lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqozZzRbHVg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsaXkMs9XE

sixer04fan
02-03-2012, 03:33 PM
iguodala was robbed in his showdown against nate robinson!!!!!

Amen to that. Iggy had 2 or 3 of the best dunks in that contest no question. Nate got 20 tries and took about a half hour on all of his dunks. Wow, you jumped over Spud Webb. He's like 3 feet tall. Wow, you put the ball between your legs and threw it off the backboard from the three point line... That only took you 15 tries and the dunk itself sucked.

jmkh
02-03-2012, 03:36 PM
Please no more props!

Sadds The Gr8
02-03-2012, 03:41 PM
Westbrook
Javale
George
Wall

Jag4444
02-03-2012, 03:53 PM
Lebron
Derozan
Igoudala
George

ModernDaySavage
02-03-2012, 04:06 PM
I'm sayin Kobe, J Rich, VC, T Mac....Let's bring out the veteran dunkers.

Rockice_8
02-03-2012, 04:36 PM
McGee, Lebron, George, DeRozen, Westbrook, Rose some combination of them would be great.

ChiSox219
02-03-2012, 04:45 PM
He didn't earn the first one.


people who think griffin deserved to win the dunk contest are probably the same people who think lil wayne is the best rapper alive lol

All the hate Griffin got after the contest is supposedly part of the reason he's not entering again. There's no upside anymore people just ***** and moan instead of enjoy what was an amazing contest.

So if that's true, these people cost the rest of us a chance to see one of the greatest dunkers ever in the contest again.

Gram
02-03-2012, 04:48 PM
Griffin
Lebron
Shumpert
Westbrook

Why Shumpert? Lmfao!

Jint.
02-03-2012, 05:14 PM
Why Shumpert? Lmfao!

cause hes the Shiz-nit..!

CubbieSteve
02-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Please no more props!

Please, this.

*Silver&Black*
02-03-2012, 05:29 PM
Iggy
Josh Smith
LeBron (just so everyone can see he isn't the "best" dunker in the league)
Griffin (same reason as LeBron)

PacersForLife
02-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Paul George
Iggy
LeBron
Griffin
That would be one hell of a show.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
02-03-2012, 05:45 PM
I'd like to see Rose in it.

John Walls Era
02-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Paul "No Props Needed" George. The man is a 7 footer, he will win it easily.

He115ing
02-03-2012, 05:47 PM
Lebron is ******* with us again. He is saying he might be in the dunk contest this year. You know... if he wants to redeem his image a little he should participate.

wjmoffatt
02-03-2012, 05:59 PM
+1

This is all that needs to be said

theheatles
02-03-2012, 07:31 PM
LeBron
Paul George
Javale McGee
Thaddeus Young

meloman1592
02-03-2012, 07:57 PM
Why Shumpert? Lmfao!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUtw8w-kgM4
That's why! Do your research

BirdIsTheWord
02-03-2012, 08:20 PM
Kenneth Faried please.

baer35
02-03-2012, 08:39 PM
no javale mcgee he cares about it way to much and i would love to see him crushed it would probably lead to his retirement shortly after

baer35
02-03-2012, 08:40 PM
I still wanna see LBJ it will make everyone forget the way he left cleveland... maybe

baer35
02-03-2012, 08:41 PM
my final picks are Paul George, westbrook, shumpert and Lebron

baer35
02-03-2012, 08:43 PM
or they could just pick 20 guys and do a layup line of dunks for an hour straight than let the fans vote, the props are getting to be a little much. Is Blake griffin gonna build a house on the court then jump over it?

ThePooH_1_
02-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Rose, Iggy, Griffin, Jordan/Javal

netsgiantsyanks
02-03-2012, 08:58 PM
i remember fred jones, the real question is does anybody else?

GoPacers33
02-03-2012, 09:15 PM
I do^

MTL_123
02-03-2012, 09:21 PM
griffen was so **** at the dunk contest last year he won the contest before it even started. Griffen is only good at posterizing players thats it. Im so glad he isnt in the contest this year

ramz.n
02-03-2012, 09:26 PM
I just don't think the dunk contest is judged fairly, everyone just votes for the most popular player..imo dwight hasn't really had any nicie dunks in the all star contest..griffin was a disappointment last year..be interested in seeing iggy, derozan, rose, maybe a vesley, westbrook,griffin, howard and lebron

jericho
02-03-2012, 09:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUtw8w-kgM4
That's why! Do your research

thank youuuuuuuu lol oh what bout the off the back board 360 windmill dunk that 1 is sick 2

aussie
02-03-2012, 10:06 PM
LeBron
Rudy Gay
Iggy
Dwight
JSmoove
Vince

THE MTL
02-03-2012, 10:22 PM
Well, im kind of glad Blake Griffin isnt in it. The popularity of him would shew the results cause honestly the guy isnt creative at all! Seriously a basic two handed dunk over a car? Pathetic. He should have lost last year.

SeoulBeatz
02-03-2012, 10:42 PM
Lebron
Iggy
J Smoove
Blake

is what I'd like to see.

Raph12
02-04-2012, 01:04 AM
I would want to see a;

Wings Dunk Contest:
Lebron James (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJlp-nJSbr0)
DeMar DeRozan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viI1RrdzaPg)
Rudy Gay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV6A2sHitWA)
Paul George (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPzpQJGfSMA)

PGs Dunk Contest:
Derrick Rose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUELYPR-KTg)
John Wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGzC8w-48bw)
Russell Westbrook (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY-pw-Qs9vw)
Tyreke Evans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v9yeDajVHc)

Bigs Dunk Contest:
Dwight Howard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVJVI8A3YnU)
Blake Griffin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_Vy0lDk_A)
DeAndre Jordan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPUeBOlZ3ck)
JaVale McGee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNJ0K8qdq00)

That I'd pay to watch the three of these on Saturday night...

*Silver&Black*
02-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Lebron
Iggy
J Smoove
Blake

is what I'd like to see.

+1, this was my list too.

gbrl
02-04-2012, 01:10 AM
I would want to see a;

Wings Dunk Contest:
Lebron James (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJlp-nJSbr0)
DeMar DeRozan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viI1RrdzaPg)
Rudy Gay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV6A2sHitWA)
Paul George (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPzpQJGfSMA)

PGs Dunk Contest:
Derrick Rose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUELYPR-KTg)
John Wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGzC8w-48bw)
Russell Westbrook (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY-pw-Qs9vw)
Tyreke Evans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v9yeDajVHc)

Bigs Dunk Contest:
Dwight Howard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVJVI8A3YnU)
Blake Griffin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_Vy0lDk_A)
DeAndre Jordan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPUeBOlZ3ck)
JaVale McGee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNJ0K8qdq00)

That I'd pay to watch the three of these on Saturday night...

id like to see the wings list, except iggy instead of gay

Raph12
02-04-2012, 01:35 AM
id like to see the wings list, except iggy instead of gay

Iggy is old, can't dunk like he used to... Gay can really get up.

FriedTofuz
02-04-2012, 02:37 AM
people who think griffin deserved to win the dunk contest are probably the same people who think lil wayne is the best rapper alive lol

nicki minaj thinks lil wayne is the best rapper alive :laugh2:

FriedTofuz
02-04-2012, 02:38 AM
rose
lebron
griffen
paul george