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.

NBA Trade Deadline 2020 Updated (5:00pm EST)


The NBA trade deadline is upon us. As all teams are actively looking at their roster and seeing what pieces they need to make a championship run, they better think fast as trades end Thursday at 3pm eastern.

UPDATED: The last blockbuster trade of the day included the Knicks Clippers and Wizards! The Clippers gain Marcus Morris and Isaiah Thomas (I.T. the Clippers will waive), the Wizards will receive Jerome Robinson who they wanted to draft and the Knicks get Moe Harkless plus a 2020 First Round Pick.

UPDATED: The Detroit Pistons are trading Andre Drummond to Cleveland in return for Brandon Knight, John Henson and a second round draft pick. Drummond looks just as confused as all of us… definitely could’ve got more from other teams.

UPDATED: According to Woj of ESPN the Golden State Warriors have traded D’Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans to Minnesota for Andrew Wiggins, a protected 2021 first round pick & and 2022 second round pick. This teams D-Lo up with his good friend Karl Anthony Towns which the two have had a great desire to play together. The warriors are stacking their picks to draft some talent or use the picks for more trade bait before the deadline ends!

The first big trade that has kicked off the deadline was a move involving James Harden’s favorite pick and roll threat Clint Capela. Tuesday night it was announced there was a huge 4 team, 12 players trade between the Rockets, Hawks, Nuggets & Timberwolves. The big pieces in the trade include the already mentioned Capela heading to Atlanta and Robert Convington going to Houston with Jordan Bell from Minnesota.

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Another trade that is in the works and yet to be fully completed involves 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala. Dre was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in the offseason but has yet to play a minute for the franchise. It’s reported that the Miami Heat have worked out a deal that will land him in Miami in a trade for Justise Winslow. Supposedly reported by Woj of ESPN that the OKC Thunder are in the mix which will also allow Miami to gain forward Danilo Gallinari. The trade isn’t final yet and it looks like there’s more pieces to the puzzle but Miami is definitely going all out at the deadline.

UPDATED: Miami has agreed to trade Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder. Miami is still trying to bring OKC in the picture for Gallinari but the clock is ticking!

I mentioned Atlanta earlier and I’m mentioning them again because they are trading Jabari Parker and Alex Len to the Sacramento Kings for Dewayne Dedmon and two second round draft picks sources tell Zach Lowe.

Late in the evening Wednesday night the Warriors & Sixers made a swap with Golden State trading Glenn Robinson III & Alec Burks in exchange for 3 second round picks.

The NBA Trade Deadline has now come and gone. It was fun while it lasted, some teams made good moves and others some head scratching ones. How’d your team do? Let me know in the comments!

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!

Russell Westbrook Returns To Action Against The Miami Heat!!


After missing 27 games with a knee injury, Russell Westbrook returned against the Miami Heat! He came back scoring 16 points in limited minutes, including the first basket of the game!

Kevin Durant Throws Down The Vicious Dunk On The Break!!


Another duel between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat led to some sick plays on a thursday night! Check it out as Kevin Durant steals the ball and takes it to the rack for the jam!!

LeBron James And Dwyane Wade School Kyrie Irving During MVP Presentation!!


Sometimes you don’t know what to do when you win your first MVP trophy…. but if you’re Kyrie Irving you’ve got LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to help you out!