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Lame dunks need lifting

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Unibomber, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Unibomber

    Unibomber Member

    After watching this farce of a slam dunk contest tonight, I got to thinking, "What could someone do to impress me?"
    Iguodala's off the back of the backboard jam was great last year, but it has truly been close to 10 years since we have seen anything really cool.
    Bosh's touching of the sticker (12-feet, 6-inches high) looked impressive, but it was still a pretty standard jam.
    Former Pacer, Raptor and Bull Antonio Davis once dunked on a 12-foot, 3-inch goal in a European contest and finished SECOND!
    I am all for someone raising the goal to 12 feet or more next year. Is there anything else you wanna see?
  2. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    I disagree regarding tonight. I thought some were pretty lame, but the sticker was fantastic.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Take off from beyond the foul line

    Handstand dunk


    Those are three things that would impress me
  4. Lamar Mundane

    Lamar Mundane Member

    There's not much else you can do that hasn't already been done. That's where creativity comes in. The sticker dunk should have been at least a 48. He came with a sticker of himself, tape to measure height and preprinted card with height.

    Brilliant. He was robbed.

    I did like the tribute to Dee Brown - pumping up the shoes. Took me back to the early 1990s.

    I don't like the format. I'd give each guy two attempts per round. Don't make it too bad. Should be like serving in tennis - have a second serve safety type dunk.

    But overall I thought the dunk competition was entertaining as was Fat Barkley beating 67-year old ref.

    Skills competition and team competitions need to go.
  5. Trying to remember the last truly great dunk competition ... had to be Spudd vs. Dominique, right? If I remember right, Dr. J was one of the judges ... of course, the Jordan dunks rank as the best of all time ..
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member


    The end of the slam dunk competition.
  7. Lamar Mundane

    Lamar Mundane Member

    Somehow you people keep watching the competition. So in that way, it's still compelling.

    I tell you what, you DON'T watch next year and stop whining. Of course the sun comes up and like a Rooster, you people whine on instinct.
  8. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Jordan's was nice, but Vince Carter's performance to me was the greatest of all time.
  9. Can't say I even remember Carter's performance ... must be a generational thing ...
  10. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Vince Carter's was unreal. The first real "Holy shit, did he just do that?" moment I've had in watching sports for several years.

    I'd love to see a complete repeat of that. I only saw it on highlights.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Reverse 360 windmill jam. Elbow through the net. Outstanding stuff. The best since MJ got a perfect 50 to beat 'Nique at old Chicago Stadium.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I don't watch it. I don't have to watch it to say the slam dunk competition is deader than that poor dude on Long Island.
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