Tuesday, February 26, 2008

2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest


~ this is one of the more entertaining dunk contests i've seen in the recent years. An event which, has been the highlight of the annual All-Star Weekend (other than the All-Star Game) since the early 1980s (sans a couple of seasons in the late 90s?) have revolutionized the dunk from a high-percentage 2-point field goal scoring technique to a momentum shifting, game defining, crowd-WOWing flashy & explosive air walking fiasco. Kids from my generation would probably remember the amazing gravity defying feat by Michael "Air" Jordan's , that infamous from-the-free-throw-line clutch dunk & Dominique "the-Human-Highlight-Film' Wilkins throwing down his trademark thunderous windmill dunks. Over the years, we've been seeing similar dunks being improvised from dunk contest to dunk contest; creativity & inspiration seemed to be running dry, and the hype surrounding dunk contests were gradually dwindling in the recent years (notably late 90s?) to the point where there were even talks to scrap off the event.
Well, i find this year's edition fresh & entertainingly impressive to watch... so i just had to post it. Man, how i wished i could have serious hops like those fellas. All i could managed was reach of barely a brick away from the rim during my balling heydays...
In this year's edition ~ not so-over-the-top green socks's mama-look-no-shoes between the legs dunk, over-the-top blow-a-candle-on-cup-cake-on-the-rim dunk (where the hell did he get the idea??) & Superman layup dunk ???? a bit overrated & is technically NOT a dunk, but i'd still give it a 10/10. See to find out why... this guy never seems to fail to get the crowd pumped up & on their feet. The tallest best leaper i've seen. Graceful yet powerful at that too.

5 comments:

MrToilet said...

Yupe, i saw that superman dunk too. He just jumps, stretch out like supey and then throws it in. But still very cool!!

cal81 said...

yups... the game these days are played above the rim... heck, i could dunk too! only on 8-foot tall rim lar.. haha

Kino said...

No Joke Mr Dwight "Superman" Howard's dunk is creative than others. Take Green for example the final dunks is not "waaa". Moon I still expect some Jordan alike free throw line jumper. Gay is sucks, U-Tube fail him.
And ofcoz Dwight win by fans and fame.

cal81 said...

2 thumbs up for Superman Howard... he's got the whole crowd behind him; sure winner.... i thought the dunk from behind the backboard was the toughest... he was barely inches away from banging his head on the backboard...

MrToilet said...

I think for next year, Howard should try the 'Sakuragi Hanamichi' dunk which was copied by Jay Chou in kungfu-dunk.

Jump as high as possible, slamdunk, but continue on and smack his head into the backboard. Wahahaha. Sure winner.