TAG: Slam Dunk Contest
The Golden State Warriors have high hopes for the 2013-14 season. After surprising many by defeating the Denver Nuggets to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, they signed Andre Iguodala in the offseason and look poised to be among the the best playoff teams in the tough Western Conference. A rookie last season, Harrison Barnes thinks he’s now got the resume now to make a trip to the dunk contest this upcoming February. We agree. Read More »
It used to be people respected when a player didn’t want to participate in one of the All-Star weekend’s Saturday night competitions. The superstars might want a night off as they prepare for a game off in Sunday’s headline. But LeBron James changed his mind on the dunk contest, at least in this new Nike commercial. Read More »
LeBron James regularly puts on a show – usually some kind of dunk display – in pregame warmups. But when he broke out this one before Miami’s game against the Cavs the other night, the internet fervor it ignited had everyone newly laser-locked on layup lines last night.
LeBron did not disappoint (until later). Read More »
One of the biggest draws of NBA All-Star Saturday Night is the annual Sprite Slam Dunk contest, even if the contest has failed to live up to fan’s expectations in the last few years. It has slowly gone downhill. After a while, there was too more emphasis on what prop a person could use instead of the actual dunk itself — I’m looking at you Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin and Gerald Green — leaving fans wanting something more. Read More »
Deep breath. Deep breath. Don’t let that anger or jubilation or frustration boil over too much. Everyone’s ecstatic that the Dwightmare is finally over, but no one’s too pleased that the Los Angeles Lakers, once again, reeled in the best center in the league. George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaq, Andrew Bynum, now Dwight Howard. But it’s not really over, because, as ESPN’s Marc Stein put it last night on SportsCenter, he wants to “test drive” Los Angeles. Read More »
If you haven’t heard by now, the NBA and Sprite recently toured America looking for the best amateur dunkers in the country. In conclusion of the tour, 8 regional winners and 2 online submission winners were selected to be part of the final 10 contestants. From these final 10 dunkers, the top 4 vote getters (via public online vote) will be sent to the NBA 2010 All-Star Weekend in Dallas, Texas to participate in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. Read More »