Can The 2020 NBA Dunk Contest Live Up To The Hype?


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Every year the NBA Dunk Contest has all the hype of past dunk contests to live up to whether they like it or not. Over time there’s been some amazing line ups of dunkers that despite the names and the in game dunks they could not meet expectations. At the end of the day the fans want to see a show and something they have never seen before. Check out below for the Top 5 dunk contests tonight’s event has to live up to!

The most recent contest that had everyone on their feet was a showdown between Zach Lavine of the Chicago Bulls & Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic. These two guys went at each other with creativity, insane athleticism and great knowledge of dunk contest history.

I mentioned Dunk contests are all about great dunks and creativity. In 2009 the event didn’t disappoint with the battle between Nate Robinson & Dwight Howard.  The match up was straight out of a comic book… literally. You had 6’10 Dwight Howard against 5’9 Nate Robinson but boy could Nate fly! The show got even better when Nate switched into his KryptoNate uniform and beat Superman!

The early 2000’s belonged to young gun Jason Richardson who came into the contest with ridiculous power, athleticism and creativity. J-Rich won back to back contests in 2002-2003 take a look up-top for some of his best dunks.

The year 2000 and a Toronto Raptor named Vince Carter changed the future of the Dunk Contest. Vince was only in his second year in the NBA and playing on a team that had only been around for 5 years but that night the NBA got flipped on it’s head. Vince put on a show people still talk about today and will live on forever.

This showdown started the hype you had not only two of the best dunkers in the world but two of the best players in the world in Michael Jordan & Dominique Wilkins. Everyone knows what Jordan is capable of but Dominique had power nobody had ever seen and that’s what made this contest amazing. Dunk for dunk these two went to war!

As you can see tonight’s contest has a lot to compete with but in a way that’s what we love about the NBA, everything about the league is a competition. We know we will see a show and something we have never seen before but if we have, it’ll pay homage to the history of the sport and the league.

2020 NBA All Star Dunk Contest


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Everyone knows the NBA Dunk Contest is the show to watch during all star weekend and personally I can’t wait! The hype has died down in recent years but I’m hoping this year with the return of Aaron Gordon we will have another night to remember. The list of participants haven’t been officially confirmed but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited with the contest being a week away. You’ll get a quick rundown and obviously some dope highlights of the confirmed dunk artists.

Lets start with the Orlando Magic’s Forward, Aaaron Gordon who according to a lot of people won the 2016 Dunk contest against Zach LaVine. Check out below to relive the epic battle between the two.

Next up we have a familiar face to the dunking game in Laker big man, Dwight Howard. Similar to Aaron Gordon, Dwight Howard battled against everyone’s favorite 5’9 guard in Nate Robinson.

Now my favorite dunker is next in line and that man is Derrick Jones Jr. Derrick, participated in the 2017 contest but didn’t get the crown. He’s back for revenge, and this guy can fly! Take a look at his acrobatic dunks from last season and maybe he will be your favorite too.

Lastly, we have the dark horse…. and i’m not saying this because they say white men can’t jump because with a 44 inch vertical Pat Connaughton can definitely get up. He may not be as known to the average basketball fan but on Saturday he’s looking to make a name for himself in the history books.

Get ready for a fun Saturday night and let me know who you think is going to win in the comments below!

Dwight Howard’s Huge Dunk On Jermaine O’neal!!


Jermaine O’neal came into the NBA out of high school and 8 years later Dwight Howard followed him. This year the two met at the rim, as Dwight Howard throws down a huge dunk on Jermaine O’neal!!

Dwight Howard’s Return To LA Includes Dwight Chanting “Howard Sucks”


The Los Angeles Lakers and Dwight Howard ended a tough relationship and it ended with Lakers fans pissed off and a happy Dwight Howard in Houston. Tonight you were able to see both sides of the “Dwightmare”. Dwight Howard heard “Howard Sucks” chance from Lakers fans and in Dwight fashion he joined in with “Howard Sucks” chants of his own. He responded seconds later with an alley-oop jam from James Harden! Dwight returned with 20 points and 13 rebounds during a 134-108 victory.

All Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving’s Sick Handles Against Dwight Howard!!


All Star game MVP, Kyrie Irving was all over the place tonight but this one on one battle with Dwight Howard was definitely something to remember!

Your 2014 NBA All Star Reserves!


dame                                 Earlier TNT’s Inside The NBA announced the 2014 All Star Reserves for the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Eastern Conference

G – DeMar DeRozan (TOR) – 1st

G – Joe Johnson (BKN) – 7th

G – John Wall (WAS) – 1st

F – Chris Bosh (MIA) – 9th

F – Paul Millsap (ATL) – 2nd

F – Joakim Noah (CHI) – 2nd

C – Roy Hibbert (IND) – 2nd

Western Conference

G – James Harden (HOU) – 2nd

G – Damian Lillard (POR) – 1st

G – Tony Parker (SA) – 6th

G – Chris Paul (LAC) – 7th

F – LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) – 3rd

F – Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) – 12th

C – Dwight Howard (HOU) – 8th

Your 2014-2016 USA Olympic Basketball Team!


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Today, Managing Director of the USA Men’s National Team, Jerry Colangelo and his staff announced the 28 players who were invited to fill the 2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team Roster. 14 members of the gold medalist 2012 U.S. Olympic and/or the 2010 USA World Championship teams will be on the roster. The returning players include LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Kevin Durant. 14 other newcomers will join the returning players in their quest for Olympic gold.

2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team Roster

LaMarcus Aldridge
F
6-11
240
7/19/85
Portland Trail Blazers / Texas
Carmelo Anthony
F
6-8
230
5/29/84
New York Knicks / Syracuse
Bradley Beal
G
6-5
207
6/28/93
Washington Wizards / Florida
Tyson Chandler
C
7-1
235
10/02/82
New York Knicks / Dominguez H.S. (CA)
DeMarcus Cousins
C
6-11
270
8/13/90
Sacramento Kings / Kentucky
Stephen Curry
G
6-3
185
3/14/8
Golden State Warriors / Davidson
Anthony Davis
F/C
6-10
220
3/11/93
New Orleans Pelicans / Kentucky
Andre Drummond
C
6-10
270
9/10/93
Detroit Pistons / Connecticut
Kevin Durant
G
6-9
230
9/29/88
Oklahoma City Thunder / Texas
Kenneth Faried
F
6-8
228
11/19/89
Denver Nuggets / Morehead State
Paul George
G
6-8
221
5/02/90
Indiana Pacers / Fresno State
Blake Griffin
F
6-10
251
3/16/89
Los Angeles Clippers / Oklahoma
James Harden
G
6-5
220
8/26/89
Houston Rockets / Arizona State
Gordon Hayward
F
6-8
210
3/23/90
Utah Jazz / Butler
Dwight Howard
F/C
6-11
265
12/08/85
Houston Rockets / Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)
Andre Iguodala
G/F
6-6
207
1/28/84
Golden State Warriors / Arizona
Kyrie Irving
G
6-3
191
3/23/92
Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke
LeBron James
F
6-8
250
12/30/84
Miami Heat / St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S. (OH)
Kyle Korver
G/F
6-7
212
93/17/81
Atlanta Hawks / Creighton
David Lee
F
6-9
240
4/29/83
Golden State Warriors / Florida
Kawhi Leonard
F/G
6-7
235
6/29/91
San Antonio Spurs / San Diego State
Damian Lillard
G
6-3
195
7/15/90
Portland Trail Blazers / Weber State
Kevin Love
F
6-10
260
9/07/88
Minnesota Timberwolves / UCLA
Chris Paul
G
6-0
175
5/06/85
Los Angeles Clippers / Wake Forest
Derrick Rose
G
6-3
190
10/04/88
Chicago Bulls / Memphis
Klay Thompson
G
6-7
205
2/08/90
Golden State Warriors / Washington State
Russell Westbrook
G
6-3
187
11/12/88
Oklahoma City Thunder / UCLA
Deron Williams
G
6-3
207
7/26/84
Brooklyn Nets / Illinois

 

 

 

Kobe Bryant Is The NBA’s Highest Paid Player!


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Along with the NBA’s most valued franchises, Forbes also released the highest paid players in the NBA! The list only included the top 10 players but included the usual suspects.

1) Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers- $64.5 Million Dollars

2) LeBron James, Miami Heat- $61.1 Million Dollars

3) Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls- $38.6 Million Dollars

4) Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder- $31.8 Million Dollars

5) Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat- $30.7 Million Dollars

6) Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks- $30.4 Million Dollars

7) Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks- $28.2 Million Dollars

8) Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets- $26.5 Million Dollars

9) Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks- $23.2 Million Dollars

10) Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers- $22.7 Million Dollars

Dwight Howard’s Reverse Dunk And-1!!


Houston Rockets center, Dwight Howard has been having a great season so far. Tonight he put up 24 points and 12 rebounds during a 126-113 win. Check it out as Howard spins baseline and dunks for the and-one!