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.

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!

Vince Carter’s Grown Man Move Leads To Dunk On Demar Derozan!!


Vince Carter uses a veteran move to back down Demar Derozan and punishes him with a dunk in the paint! It wasn’t the prettiest dunk of Vince’s career but definitely the most veteran dunk he’s done!

Paul George’s 360 Windmill Jam!


Paul George brought back the 2000 dunk contest as he did a 360 windmill jam that would’ve made Vince Carter proud! Compare down below with Vince Carter’s dunk from the 2000 dunk contest.

OH MY BOSH!! Chris Bosh Hits The Game Winning Three!!!


No LeBron James? No Problem! Down by two with about 8 seconds left on the clock Chris Bosh nails the game winning three! Most people would think of this as a surprise but….Chris Bosh is actually very clutch! Check out the stats down below

bosh