TAG: Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown

All-Star, Featured Gallery, Video / Feb 29, 2012 / 3:30 pm

The Best Dunk Contest During NBA All-Star Weekend

Kenny Dobbs

We hear this all the time, but is there any question Kenny Dobbs – who might just be the best dunker in the world – would’ve won the NBA contest on Saturday night? With his through-the-leg and windmill dunk variations – normally resulting in him catapulting himself over somebody – I doubt most NBA players would have a chance. Read More »

NBA / Aug 4, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Darryl Dawkins Reveals The Origin of His Nickname And Recalls His First Dunk

Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins

Few things can match the power of a Darryl Dawkins dunk — that is, except for Dawkins’s personality. Known during his playing days for his backboard-shattering slams, Chocolate Thunder could most recently be found charming basketball fans across the country as an ambassador for NBA Nation on its eight-city summer tour which ended in Washington D.C. this June.

In addition to meeting with fans, Dawkins’ responsibilities on the tour included serving as a judge for the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown, an amateur dunk contest. Chocolate Thunder’s credentials more than qualify him for the job. Dawkins earned the title of the NBA’s original power dunker during the 1979-80 season when he broke two backboards in less than a month. Read More »

Video / Jul 28, 2011 / 5:30 pm

Jacob Tucker Headlines The Nation’s Top 10 Amateur Dunkers

While the NBA’s highest flyers have been running indoors all summer, hundreds of amateur dunkers have entered the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown in U.S. cities across the country. And with the field down to 10 semifinalists, now it’s up to you to determine which four will compete in the championship event for $10,000. Check out the field:


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NBA, Playground / Feb 3, 2010 / 11:59 am

LeBron, Drake & Chocolate Thunder To Pick The Nation’s Best Amateur Dunker

Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown

While everyone will be waiting to see if Nate Robinson can make it three in a row, the search for the nation’s best amateur dunker will culminate when four finalists compete in the inaugural Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown during NBA All-Star Weekend next week. And although the League couldn’t get him to compete, LeBron James will be among the panel of judges who will help determine the winner, along with his boy Drake (who will also perform) and NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins. Read More »