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#1 Posted on
What is up with only 4 competitors?

Desmond Mason, Sonics
Steve Francis, Rockets
Jason Richardson, Warriors
Gerald Wallace, Kings

Kobe and Vince said they would be in it this year, I guess they changed their minds. The Slam Dunk Contest is always one of those things I really don't like until it actually starts. When it is on TV, I really get into it.

Well, they are going to definitely keep it short this year with only 4 players.



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That is gonna be so wack.



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KG should SO be in this.



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The slam dunk contest hasn't been any good since all the big names quit doing it. I mean, who wants to see Gerald f'n Wallace in the contest?
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The most hilarious slam-dunk competitor of all-time--

Tony Dumas of the Dallas Mavericks. He missed all three dunk attempts one year and winded up with the lowest possible score.

I was embarrassed for him. And embarrassed to be watching that crap.

And this is the same guy who watched the New Blood angle in 2000 WCW.



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#6 Posted on
. I mean, who wants to see Gerald f'n Wallace in the contest?

Me for one...I think he'll actually win it if Steve Francis doesn't get the pity votes for being the shortest guy.



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(edited by chuckc14 on 1.2.02 1022)
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I just can't bring myself to care anymore. The last time a dunk contest made me care was when Dee Brown won with pump assisted no look dunk.
Maybe the contest is, as Shannen Doherty said in "Heathers" about bulimia, is "so '87!"
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we all get a kick out of watching the big name players dunk during the game... why dont they want to have their skills showcased anymore?



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#9 Posted on
    Originally posted by chuckc14
    . I mean, who wants to see Gerald f'n Wallace in the contest?

    Me for one...I think he'll actually win it if Steve Francis doesn't get the pity votes for being the shortest guy.



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When I saw the list I thought the exact same thing, Gerald Wallace is a lot better than most people know. It would be nice to have more than 4 people, but I don't really care about the big stars like Kobe and Vince Carter (who sometimes don't even deserve to be there) being in it since they are already in the All Star game and can "showcase their talents" there.

    Originally posted by SerWolfe
    we all get a kick out of watching the big name players dunk during the game... why dont they want to have their skills showcased anymore


i'm probably in the minority but we don't ALL get a kick out of watching the big name players dunk. I would care less if nobody ever dunked again. People should learn how to shoot and pass not just go up the court and dunk it every time.

Now the shoot out, that's a real competition, i'm hoping for a Peja Stojakovic/Mike Miller finals.



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I guess they're all too good for it now.
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Darius Miles hasn't hit the "too good for it" level yet. He needs to be in there. I'm surprised Francis entered, as it's now back to the rookies and benchwarmers exhibition. And I thought they were going somewhere with Vince.



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I'd add Miles and DeShawn Stevenson from Utah. They were finalists at a high-school dunk contest I saw on ESPN a couple of years ago and Stevenson won.

As a Sonics fan, I'll watch because of Desmond Mason. He is an awesome dunker and always puts on a show during pregame warm-ups. He's getting better as a player too. I think Richardson will take it though.
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Wilbon brought up a very interesting point on "PTI" last night... it's not a direct quote, but he basically said that the coolest part of the evening was the "Wheel" where the competitors had to recreate classic dunks from the jam legends like Dr. J and David Thompson. He went on to say if you're trying to provide excitement by bringing back recreations, then the dunk contest is so damn dead! Kill it. I tend to agree. The last dunk contest winner that got me excited was the Reebok pimping (I'm sorry, pumping) Dee Brown no-look. And that was, what, 1989 or '90?
Put it in mothballs for a while, at least.



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Oh come on, we all know that Dee Brown could see when he dunked it, same for Ced Ceballos the next year. I agree with what Wilbon said though, the whole point of the slam dunk contest is to invent new stuff. However, under the rules they did have I think Wallace got gipped. Yeah Richardson's last dunk was good and all but Wallace nailed the Dr. J. dunk while Richardson wasn't even close. They were giving Wallace bad scores all night, I guess they were sick of Turkoglu and wanted him to shut up so they tried to bury his teammate.

Oh and Dee Brown was in 91



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I for one wouldn't mind seeing some guy jump over a tall car. Or a repeat of Vince dunking over some dude seven feet tall.

If the dunk contest has to resort to those kinda gimmicks, though, yeah, it is better off dead. Now that competition featuring former NBA players playing with current NBA players, WNBA players and celebrities-- what was that called?--- THAT was cool. Awesome to see Magic Johnson, Moses Malone and Kenny Smith.

Could've cared less about seeing Sarunas Marciluionis. That's the best the Kings could come up with? Well, I suppose Oscar Robertson is too damn old anyway.



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