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


img_4014

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.

Mascots Dunks, Tricks & Fails


Mascot’s are great entertainment for any sports team but basketball mascots have a ton of fun! Sunday night BYU’s mascot Cosmo The Cougar did one of the most epic dunks a mascot has ever done, a dunk from the three point line while being propelled in the air by a group of men! The three point line is a feat in itself but having the balance to be launched in the air all while traveling 20 feet 9 inches to dunk an alley oop is about as crazy as it sounds.

Cosmo’s dunk made me want to relive some of the best dunks, tricks and fails in mascot history and I’ve created a short list that will do just that.

The Nuggets mascot was trying to spit as much game as possible but this fan wasn’t impressed.

There’s one NBA player that’s got a love/hate relationship with mascots and that man is Robin Lopez. Lopez is a journeyman who’s interactions with mascots is probably better documented than his playing time but that’s okay because it’s hilarious! Here’s a compilation of Robin facing off with some of the leagues best!

Now we have one of the weirdest moments in mascot history and that’s when the Toronto Raptor decided to eat a cheerleader. Yes I said eat a cheerleader, check it out for yourself down below.

Most of these mascots were pretty smooth but that’s not always the case. Take a look at fails from all sports & all mascots alike.

Mascots will forever be a part of the game because they do what they’re intended to do which is entertain. They make us laugh, smile, and sometimes even do something that’s mind blowing! So from all of us we’d like to say thank you to whoever is in those costumes because we couldn’t get through a game without you!

Toronto Raptors Pay Tribute To Vince Carter Who Can’t Hold Back The Tears


The Toronto Raptors organization is celebrating 20 years in the NBA and tonight they paid tribute to their first real superstar, Vince Carter. Carter who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies was a huge impact in bringing fame to the organization. Vince received a standing ovation and was moved by the fans and organization tribute as he couldn’t hold back tears as he addressed the crowd. Well done Toronto and to many more years in the NBA!

Kyrie Irving’s INSANE Handles Against The Toronto Raptors!!


Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 99-93, Kyrie Irving had one hell of a game. The all star guard had 25 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists, plus this insane display of handles!

Terrence Ross Brings Out Drake And Nothing Was The Same…


Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors brought out grammy winner and Canadian rapper, Drake to assist him on his dunk. Ross threw down a between the legs dunk off the Drake hand off!

Terrence Ross’ Ridiculous Poster Dunk On Kenneth Faried!!


The defending slam dunk champion, Terrence Ross is warming up for all star weekend with this ridiculous poster on Kenneth Faried!!

Patrick Patterson’s Steal Leads To His Game Winner!


They always say defense leads to offense and tonight for Patrick Patterson that analogy came true. Patterson stole the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard, Deron Williams and later got the ball back to put the finishing touches on the play by hitting a game winning jumper!

Terrence Ross Goes Off For 51 Points Against The Clippers!


It seems like everyone in the NBA is scoring like crazy and last night Toronto Raptors guard, Terrence Ross got his night against the Los Angeles Clippers! Ross scored a career high 51 points tying Vince Carter’s Raptors record. His 51 points came on 16-29 shooting while hitting 10 threes and 9 free throws! A great performance by Ross even though the Raptors lost to the Clippers 126-118.