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!
This week we got a new Shaqtin’ A Fool from the crew over at TNT Inside The NBA and it included some good laughs. Candidates included, Kendrick Perkins, Blake Griffin, Lance Stephenson, The Philadelphia 76ers and Gorgui Deng!
Portland Trail Blazers forward, LaMarcus Aldridge went off against the Denver Nuggets last night. The big man scored 44 points on 15-29 shooting including 14 freethrows, while grabbing 13 rebounds in the process. A great game that will help him secure a spot in the all star game!
This week a new Shaqtin’ A Fool aired as candidates included Blake Griffin, Nazr Mohammed, Amare Stoudemire, Chris Kaman and Paul Gasol, along with others who enjoyed shooting over the backboard! Hilarious nonetheless!
As a rookie a big stage could be a little scary, especially if you’re playing the Miami Heat in front of a sold out Madison Square Garden. The big stage didn’t scare Knicks guard, Tim Hardaway Jr as he flies above Ray Allen to throw down a ridiculous put back dunk!