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Lakeshow24KB
02-29-2012, 01:10 AM
I've always wondered if this is a dunk or not cause he didn't even touch the rim. But it was a nice play by Javale Mcgee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmumwPu73-g

murphturph
02-29-2012, 01:28 AM
I think if your throwing the ball downward it should be considered a dunk

Kyben36
02-29-2012, 01:29 AM
I dont consider it a dunk, but Dwight got away with it durring the dunk contest. honestly, in real time its hard to tell. but I guese anything where you throw the ball down instead of up could be considered a dunk

rurichie
02-29-2012, 01:33 AM
unless your finger touches rim it's not a dunk to me

Piercefan34
02-29-2012, 01:41 AM
...who cares...still counts for 2 points right?...at least last i checked

marvILLous
02-29-2012, 01:46 AM
...who cares...still counts for 2 points right?...at least last i checked

That's not the question..

Tmath
02-29-2012, 01:52 AM
It's a throw down.

davids22
02-29-2012, 01:54 AM
If everyone on PSD consider's Blake Griffen's Mozgov and Perkins dunks to be DUNKS, then yes, that was a dunk. Because that is exactly what Blake did in both of those "monster dunks" of his.

LGhost
02-29-2012, 02:19 AM
That's no dunk! That is a SLAM LAY DOWN

HoopsDrive
02-29-2012, 02:29 AM
Not a dunk. While we're at it, Blake's throw-in over Mozgov and Perkins are also not dunks. The same applies to Dwight Howard's Superman throw-in.

Raph12
02-29-2012, 04:09 AM
Short answer... Yes.

Sadds The Gr8
02-29-2012, 04:25 AM
http://www.yourdictionary.com/slam-dunk

noun

a dunk shot in which the ball is slammed through the basket
transitive verb

to slam (the ball) through the basket

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunk


to throw (a basketball) into the basket from above the rim

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/slam+dunk

slam dunk Basketball
n
(Team Sports / Basketball) a scoring shot in which a player jumps up and forces the ball down through the basket
vb slam-dunk
(Team Sports / Basketball) to jump up and force (a ball) through a basket

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slam_dunk

A slam dunk is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball downward through the basket with one or both hands over the rim

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That's 4 different websites giving the definition of a dunk, and NONE of them say you have to touch the rim for it to be considered a dunk. As long as the ball is thrown through powerfully, then it's a dunk.

MagicHero3
02-29-2012, 10:54 AM
It's a throw down.

exactly what i was about to say

MagicHero3
02-29-2012, 10:56 AM
http://www.yourdictionary.com/slam-dunk


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunk



http://www.thefreedictionary.com/slam+dunk


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slam_dunk


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That's 4 different websites giving the definition of a dunk, and NONE of them say you have to touch the rim for it to be considered a dunk. As long as the ball is thrown through powerfully, then it's a dunk.

beast mode on being correct! i hate when ppl get so nit picky "thats not a dunk!" well guess what biznatches, IT IS A DUNK! bam.

Lakeshow24KB
02-29-2012, 11:19 AM
http://www.yourdictionary.com/slam-dunk


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunk



http://www.thefreedictionary.com/slam+dunk


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slam_dunk


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That's 4 different websites giving the definition of a dunk, and NONE of them say you have to touch the rim for it to be considered a dunk. As long as the ball is thrown through powerfully, then it's a dunk.

Lol thanks. I was expecting opinions but yours was legit. Haha that deserves like 3 posts instead of one

AntiG
02-29-2012, 11:22 AM
If everyone on PSD consider's Blake Griffen's Mozgov and Perkins dunks to be DUNKS, then yes, that was a dunk. Because that is exactly what Blake did in both of those "monster dunks" of his.

dont forget Dwight's Superman throw dunk in the dunk contest

Lakeshow24KB
02-29-2012, 11:29 AM
If everyone on PSD consider's Blake Griffen's Mozgov and Perkins dunks to be DUNKS, then yes, that was a dunk. Because that is exactly what Blake did in both of those "monster dunks" of his.

Exactly. IMO I think it is a dunk but you said it well

Sadds The Gr8
02-29-2012, 01:58 PM
beast mode on being correct! i hate when ppl get so nit picky "thats not a dunk!" well guess what biznatches, IT IS A DUNK! bam.


Lol thanks. I was expecting opinions but yours was legit. Haha that deserves like 3 posts instead of one

yea, it pisses me off when people nitpick and say Dwight's Superman dunk, and Griffins posters on Mozgov and Perk weren't dunks, when they were...

Giraffes Rule
02-29-2012, 04:07 PM
It's an aggressive hook?

Locoweed
02-29-2012, 05:15 PM
It's a dunk. Maybe one day some one will dunk it from behind the free throw line ... literally, not that wimpy jumping from the free throw towards the basket dunk stuff.

JasonJohnHorn
02-29-2012, 05:25 PM
Looks like a dunk on my end. Its like that Griffen dunk on Mozgov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwx9HiM4Aw0

HoopsDrive
02-29-2012, 07:08 PM
yea, it pisses me off when people nitpick and say Dwight's Superman dunk, and Griffins posters on Mozgov and Perk weren't dunks, when they were...

Yes, let's go by definitions. It's like calling golf a sport. If those were dunks, they were incredibly pathetic ones with an element of luck (the throw-in).


It's an aggressive hook?

Paper toss dunk, the mother of all layups, etc.