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Old 02-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #991
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Default Re: All-Star 2012: NBA Slam Dunk Contest discussion thread

Paul George should have easily won this.....

360 reverse bseline windmill
jump over 7'2 dunk
reverse baseline windmill while placing a sticker at the other end

Paul got robbed
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:47 AM   #992
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Paul George should have easily won this.....

360 reverse bseline windmill
jump over 7'2 dunk
reverse baseline windmill while placing a sticker at the other end

Paul got robbed
I feel as though he robbed himself. The 360 windmill was in complete darkness with insufficient glow. It wasn't as solid as Vince Carter's and we could hardly see it. I didn't even know if he made it. Unfortunately, I think the gimmick overshadowed the dunk, just as it did on other player's slams. A lot of folks were more worried about the lights than the slam itself.

The leap over Hibbert was clearly boost-enhanced. Further, it took numerous attempts. Sometimes, a couple of attempts is alright if the crowd is buzzing from the insanity they think is about to ensue. However, leaping over a player while using a hand on their shoulder to ensure clearance while providing a boost is something everyone has seen before, even if Roy Hibbert is 7'2''. As a critic would say, Vince Carter did that dunk over a guy the same height, while he was facing him, during Olympic play, on his first attempt.

The baseline 360 was damned by the insane amount of attempts. Again, the gimmick honestly distracted me from the dunk itself. Virtually the entire time, I was first wondering what was in his hand. Then, once I saw him fail, I was more concerned about what would happen if he pasted the sticker but missed the slam. Would he just leave the sticker up there? Would there be a backboard of Larry Bird stickers before he was finished? Did the adhesive on the subsequent Bird stickers have to be prepared? Was he going to make the random assistant peel off the back? Even sans props, the dunk lost its luster after the 3rd attempt or so. At that point, finishing the dunk brought about more of a, "Yay, we're a little glad you finally did it" response than a "Whoa! Sweet!" reaction.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:49 AM   #993
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The big problem with the glow in the dark dunk is that you can't really see it completed...duh?
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #994
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If George got a glow in the dark ball I think it would've been better, in real time, I couldn't see the ball at all, I know what dunk he did, but couldn't see the ball at all.

And yes, if you watch the recap of the contest, it doesn't look that bad, but watching it in real time, with all the misses and Kenny Smith not being able to shut his damn mouth (everything he did was so obviously scripted that I was just facing palming every time I heard his voice), just made the contest boring as hell. And as usual gimmicks and props take away from the contest, it's a "dunk" contest, go out there and dunk. Props used sparingly and for a purpose is different, but just jumping over a bike for the sake of it doesn't entertain me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #995
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The big problem with the glow in the dark dunk is that you can't really see it completed...duh?
that was what he failed to understand.

the most important thing is the BALL, we have to see if the ball went through the net or not. All we saw was the 360 but the ball wasn't glowing.

but yeah he should have won anyways though, Jeremy Evans should have been kicked out the arena after his first dunk.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #996
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If George got a glow in the dark ball I think it would've been better, in real time, I couldn't see the ball at all, I know what dunk he did, but couldn't see the ball at all.

And yes, if you watch the recap of the contest, it doesn't look that bad, but watching it in real time, with all the misses and Kenny Smith not being able to shut his damn mouth (everything he did was so obviously scripted that I was just facing palming every time I heard his voice), just made the contest boring as hell. And as usual gimmicks and props take away from the contest, it's a "dunk" contest, go out there and dunk. Props used sparingly and for a purpose is different, but just jumping over a bike for the sake of it doesn't entertain me.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:09 PM   #997
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Default Re: All-Star 2012: NBA Slam Dunk Contest discussion thread

they should have had a glow in the dark ball, that would be cool
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #998
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So this was where Paul George got the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2di6tbE-Gz0
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #999
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Default Re: All-Star 2012: NBA Slam Dunk Contest discussion thread

I have no problem with Jeremy Evans winning. He was the most consistent in terms of attempts(only tried the two-ball dunk two or three times) and also had the best overall dunk. His other two dunks weren't special but he didn't bore the crowd off with a bunch of misses.

Rake2204 already sated George's flaws.

Anyway, after watching the highlights on youtube it wasn't as bad as it was live like Rockets(T-mac) said. Obviously the editing helps a lot.

Each guy had at least one great dunk, which was good to see. Evans with the two-ball, Budinger with the reverse blindfold, Williams with the 360 alley from Rubio and George's Tron dunk.

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Actually would've been better if Kevin Hart wasn't there.

He would not have gotten as many votes without Kevin Hart being there.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #1001
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Why was Chase Buddinger allowed in this contest again?
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #1002
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lmao best thing i got from this thread
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