D-League, Featured Gallery, NBA / Jan 11, 2011 / 3:00 pm

The Best Dunk Contest Nobody Is Talking About

Dar Tucker

Dar Tucker

While everyone is already getting excited for All-Star Saturday Night next month, there is an equally impressive dunk contest going down this week. (And chances are you don’t even know about it.) As part of the D-League Showcase, currently taking place in South Padre Island, Texas, the inaugural Showcase Slam Dunk Contest is set for Wednesday night. Here’s the field with some video evidence:

Dar Tucker (New Mexico Thunderbirds) – by way of DePaul

Marqus Blakely (Bakersfield Jam) – by way of Vermont

Chris Johnson (Dakota Wizards) – by way of LSU

L.D. Williams (Springfield Armor) – by way of Wake Forest

Off the bat, you have to go with Tucker, who is the reigning champion after winning the the dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend last February at the D-League Dream Factory. But personally I’m going to ride with Blakely. You already know why…

While the contest will take place Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 10:30pm EST in the South Padre Island Convention Centre, it will air on VERSUS on Jan. 15 and Jan. 29.

Who do you think will win?

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  • http://x diego

    check this out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh3wORk_aSE&feature=player_embedded STEPHON MARBURY SCORED 51 POINTS IN CHINA!!!!, TO ME HE COULD GO BACK TO NBA RIGHT NOW

    please post it dime

  • http://getyourishbusted.net Chicagorilla

    I seriously hope those guys are better dunkers than what i seen in the videos. I can’t believe I wasted that much time watching…waiting…hoping to see something other than a simple two hand dunk or one hand tomahawk that I seen 8th graders pull off in games.

    Come on dime, watch the videos from now on before you post them. Other than Dar Tucker (who btw swagger jacked Nate Robinson on his dunk) every dunk was weak.

  • http://getyourishbusted.net Chicagorilla


    aight man we get it. He scored 50pts. Its not all that impressive when you consider the comp. Plus Steph always had the ability, thats not why he isn’t in the NBA anymore. Steph ain’t in the NBA because that fool got a head tattoo, was sitting on web cams eating Vasoline, was also sitting shirtless singing Kirk franklin songs while crying and huggin another dude. THAT’s why he’s not in the NBA. He got issues.

  • sonicsaint


    look at the score… he scores 50 in a game that his team loses by damn near 50…

  • JAY

    Diego, take Steph’s dick out of your mouth.
    Here’s some tissue….

  • http://x diego

    hahaha haters

  • http://x diego

    also doesnt ron artest have issues and he is playing right now? and he is a million times less talented than stephon.
    The problem is that stephon made the mistake to make it public, he is ok right now , he is a excellent player and a excellent person.

  • eRa

    As you seem to know him personally, you probably tasted his excellent Cock.