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Old 01-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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The N.B.A. will add DeMar DeRozan to the slam dunk competition, which will be held during All-Star weekend. He will assume the spot vacated by Brandon Jennings, who is returning from a fractured left foot. DeRozanís selection is expected to be announced on Thursday.

DeRozan, a guard for the Toronto Raptors, finished second to Nate Robinson in last yearís competition. DeRozan is a native of California, and the All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center.

Jenningsís injury occurred on Dec. 15 against the Spurs. He is expected back within the next two weeks.

Blake Griffin (Clippers), JaVale McGee (Wizards) and Serge Ibaka (Thunder) are
scheduled to round out the slam-dunk participants.


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Old 01-20-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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three big men and a shooting guard in a dunk contest, this is gonna be interesting
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:51 PM   #3
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Meh.

Blake Griffin is already the winner even if he doesn't do anything special.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:29 PM   #4
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He better bring more than he did last year. He started off great, and then just got boring.

But I agree, Blake Griffin will likely get the nod either way.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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Blake just needs a costume to guarantee his victory.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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DD needs some attitude and personality. The dunk contest is more than just dunks now. You gotta come out with some show unless you are a beast like VC was when he won it. Even then VC had some attitude and arrogance with his dunks. DD was just passive last year even though he had one of the better dunks in the entire thing.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #7
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Blake just needs a costume to guarantee his victory.
I agree.

This thing will so heavily rigged in Griffin's favour. If he does a windmill, guaranteed 9's across the board for him. Anyone else, it's 8's and maybe a 7. This will be a great chance for the NBA to push the soon to be new poster boy. He'll have to blow his dunks completely to not win IMO.

I haven't been interested in the All-Star weekend since the JRich/Mason dunk competition. The dunks are gimmick jokes now and the game itself is still as meaningless as always. The 3pt competition is alright.

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Old 01-21-2011, 12:13 AM   #8
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He better bring more than he did last year. He started off great, and then just got boring.

The whole thing was boring. I was out at a friend's party that night and missed the 3pt shootout, skills competition, and shooting stars. I rushed home thinking at least I'll get to see Demar in the most exciting event, the dunk contest. I spent the rest of the night pissed off. I couldn't believe I wasted the rest of my Saturday night for that garbage haha.
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:19 AM   #9
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A dunk contest rigged? Well I never...
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:54 AM   #10
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good news.
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:21 PM   #11
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I hope he'll beat Blake and bring back the enjoyment of the Dunk Contest
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #12
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I'm hopping he comes out with some swagger.. thats all that was missing from his dunks last year.. and he still should of beat Nate.

Griffin will win unless he completely blows his dunks.. gonna be rigged.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:48 PM   #13
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I agree.

This thing will so heavily rigged in Griffin's favour. If he does a windmill, guaranteed 9's across the board for him. Anyone else, it's 8's and maybe a 7. This will be a great chance for the NBA to push the soon to be new poster boy. He'll have to blow his dunks completely to not win IMO.

I haven't been interested in the All-Star weekend since the JRich/Mason dunk competition. The dunks are gimmick jokes now and the game itself is still as meaningless as always. The 3pt competition is alright.
Once again, do you even enjoy basketball?
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:11 PM   #14
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take it home DD, routing for you buddy!
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:36 PM   #15
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Once again, do you even enjoy basketball?

Just because we don't enjoy the farce that is the allstar weekend doesn't mean we don't appreciate the game.
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