Tonights Sprite rising star slam dunk contest (tm) was tonight and it ended without a slam dunk.
In the final round both dunkers missed their final dunks. It just ended. Fred Jones of the Pacers wins the contest from a 3 time champ who had one of the BEST (!) dunks I have EVER seen in the 1st round.
Too bad, this gimmick has always been over with fans in the NBA. They should have at least had a finish.
Next year - Carmello and LeBron are BOTH gonna be in it, it should be a hot hot hot ticket.
I thought the first round was very entertaining. I even liked the Pimp, er I mean Ricky Davis' dunks.
Yahoo Serious, uh Chris Anderson of the Nuggets got robbed on his first dunk and it looked like Jack Nicholson liked his tribute to his hairdo from About Schmidt.
Jason Richardson (who was only a two-time champ, btw) had an awesome bounce it off the backboard, thru the legs slam that put Anderson's 2nd dunk of bounce it off the backboard and slam it to shame. It would have been sweet if his 360 thru the legs dunk had worked, but oh well. Maybe he will have perfected in time to reclaim his title next year.
I was surprised by Jones too, and it would have been neat if his "fan" assisted dunk had worked.
I was pretty entertained by this year's contest, and as always, really enjoyed the 3pt shootout. I missed the rest. However, the real highlight was seeing Tom Cavanaugh, Michael Ian Black and Darryl "Chill" Mitchell hanging out a few rows behind Nicholson and all the players on their damn cell phones. Makes my heart glad that even though "Ed" is cancelled, these guys are really friends and hang out together. Nice to see.
Michael Ian Black needs a show dammit. I'm sure Vh-1 will give him plenty to do until his next gig, tho.
"You have the right to suffer. You have the right to feel pain. If you wish to have an attorney present, I'll hurt him too!" - The Big Bossman
Originally posted by tsmstuRicky Davis's dunks? He missed every attempt he made.
The first one didn't hit the rim so that didn't count. The 2nd one he missed and used his replacement on that one. He then hit a pretty nice one for a 45 score. His last attempt he missed which if he made it, probably would've got him to the final round.
Patriots win another Super Bowl. So much for that idea of a "Curse of Jim Plunkett" book.
I think they need to put more intervals (like gymnastics) in the scoring AND only reveal the results after all of the guys take their turns. NO WAY does Fred Jones get a 50 if they score Richardson's dunk at the same time as his.
“To get ass, you’ve got to bring ass." -- Roy Jones Jr.
"Your input has been noted. I hope you don't take it personally if I disregard it." -- Guru Zim
Come on JAYJAY, just jealous of a little Duck Pride? Freddie Jones(not Fred) coming into his own.
Just dickin around. Can't wait till next Football Season, how bout them recruits?!
"Huard, gonna go back to throw the ball. Sets up, looks, throws towards the corner of the endzone...it is INTERCEPTED INTERCEPTED, THE DUCKS HAVE THE BALL! Down to the 35, the 40. Kenny Wheaton's gonna score! Kenny Wheaton is gonna score! 20, the 10, Touchdown! Kenny Wheaton on the interception, the most incredible finish to the football game!" www.eatmyassbeavernation.com
The slam dunk contest is played out. It's gotten to the point where pretty much all of the good ideas for dunks that don't involve trampolines or an assist from Superman have been done already.
I agree with Bill Simmons' idea that the All-Star weekend needs a game of HORSE. That would rock.
Wait…if it’s MLK Jr. Day AND Pat Patterson’s Birthday…who gets the token win here?-- Matt "Excalibur05" Hocking on a match between Mark Henry and Rico
MH: What’s a clever way to say that I have a penis? CJ: Uh…Mark, nobody’s going to buy that shirt. MH: How about if I say that I’ve got…a…uh…? CJ: Coming up with T-Shirt ideas is hard Mark, why not leave it to the WWE marketing department. MH: I know! I’ve got it! CJ: Got what? MH: Stank! That’s Mah Stank! I’m gonna make a fortune!! CJ: “That’s Mah Stank”? MH: On the front it’ll say “Can You Smell It?” and on the back it’ll say “That’s Mah Stank”. Everybody’ll buy it because they’ll think it’s a Rock shirt. CJ: You know…you might be on to something there, sad to say. MH: I can’t wait to show mah stank to Trish.
You know, I have a feeling that Spanky didn’t quit, he was fired. Why? So they could repackage Mark Henry as “Stanky.” Think about THAT! --Matt "Excalibur05" Hocking, 1/19/04 Raw Satire
My hatred of ESPN has sunk to almost unfathomable depths these days, but I must give them credit for yesterday, and the innovation represented by their "Full Circle" coverage of the Bulls-Heat game. This is the future of sports broadcasting.