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Old 02-16-2012, 01:56 PM   #91
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The NBA put Shumpert in so they could include Lin.


Bingo.

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they are also putting lin in the shooting stars event
he should be in the skills challenge too
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Man tired of ppl underpreciating Iggy, his dunks were INSANE.
Just as good if not better then J-Rich's.
Iguodala is clearly an awesome dunker but there's something about his style I just can't put my finger on. I think his finishes are anti-climatic, like DeRozan's in his first dunk contest. He definitely dunks the ball, but there's little hand-rim interaction/follow-through. The limited hand-rim contact works when it's a player extending from the depths a la Dwight and Blake because there's still extreme power behind. With Iggy though, a few of his finishes in his contest looked a little sterile while the others weren't terribly clean.

I'm probably doing a horrible job of trying to break it down scientifically. There was just something, on some level, missing.
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I'm actually interested in this. Chase Budinger? White dude representin'

The Great White Hope!

Someone had to take the mantle of Brent Barry.

But kidding aside the kid can jam.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:04 PM   #95
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Iguodala is clearly an awesome dunker but there's something about his style I just can't put my finger on. I think his finishes are anti-climatic, like DeRozan's in his first dunk contest. He definitely dunks the ball, but there's little hand-rim interaction/follow-through. The limited hand-rim contact works when it's a player extending from the depths a la Dwight and Blake because there's still extreme power behind. With Iggy though, a few of his finishes in his contest looked a little sterile while the others weren't terribly clean.

I'm probably doing a horrible job of trying to break it down scientifically. There was just something, on some level, missing.

I think what it is is Iguodala is a dunker's dunker. Like he's so technical, he does things that we hardcore bball fans think: "Holy shit, how'd he do that?" but he lacks flair.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #96
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Default Re: wtfff chase fuggin budiingerr?? why isnt lebrn in the dunk contest

Chase Budinger can do a pretty legit East Bay Funk ala Isiah JR Rider.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #97
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he was nasty in the McDonald's All-American dunk contest, personally thought he got robbed
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #98
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Glad none of the contestants are high profile players. The final matchup won't be solely decided by how many fake fans a player has.
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They may as well get rid of the contest at this point.


It's ONE ROUND and THREE DUNKS each???



When will the NBA realize it's supposed to be about FUN. The Dunk Contest should be a Jam Session like they do Skating. Let each guy do whatever they want for a few minutes per session, and let a few judges rate the overall session. All we want to see is these guys do some cool dunks. Nobody gives a **** about the results. I don't want to see a guy fail a dunk twice and then go sit down. Give him a 3-5 minutes to do whatever he wants. If he wants to use that time to try and accomplish some crazy, never-before-seen dunk, great. If he wants to just throw down a handful a power dunks, awesome. But the current system is boring, stagnant, and for lack of a better word... dumb.
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They may as well get rid of the contest at this point.


It's ONE ROUND and THREE DUNKS each???



When will the NBA realize it's supposed to be about FUN. The Dunk Contest should be a Jam Session like they do Skating. Let each guy do whatever they want for a few minutes per session, and let a few judges rate the overall session. All we want to see is these guys do some cool dunks. Nobody gives a **** about the results. I don't want to see a guy fail a dunk twice and then go sit down. Give him a 3-5 minutes to do whatever he wants. If he wants to use that time to try and accomplish some crazy, never-before-seen dunk, great. If he wants to just throw down a handful a power dunks, awesome. But the current system is boring, stagnant, and for lack of a better word... dumb.

really? do you have a link?
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Buddinger has a 38.5 inch vertical, among the best in the NBA, particularly for players of his height. A quick glance at the data shows that only Rudy Gay and Tyrus Thomas are taller and jump higher.

This guy will win. Bump this thread when it happens.
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Just one pass from Lin, and iman has an automatic win ....
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #103
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really? do you have a link?
From the ESPN article at the top of this page:

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The four competitors in the 2012 dunk field, who are all first-timers, each will get three dunks, with fan voting to open after the they completes their first dunks.

There will not be a final round. Instead, it'll be like we start the contest in the Finals, where four advance. Feels like the contest will take approximately ten minutes.

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They may as well get rid of the contest at this point.


It's ONE ROUND and THREE DUNKS each???



When will the NBA realize it's supposed to be about FUN. The Dunk Contest should be a Jam Session like they do Skating. Let each guy do whatever they want for a few minutes per session, and let a few judges rate the overall session. All we want to see is these guys do some cool dunks. Nobody gives a **** about the results. I don't want to see a guy fail a dunk twice and then go sit down. Give him a 3-5 minutes to do whatever he wants. If he wants to use that time to try and accomplish some crazy, never-before-seen dunk, great. If he wants to just throw down a handful a power dunks, awesome. But the current system is boring, stagnant, and for lack of a better word... dumb.
They did that back in the mid-90's. And while some players thrived (Harold Miner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXN4Nf21Tk), other players did not (Isaiah Rider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyttJXWLaw). Basically, if a player wanted to build up any sort of anticipation and/or flair, and then went on to miss their first attempt, they found themselves very much behind the 8-ball. They'd then have to rush to get the rest of their dunks down, often running out of juice, which created the Tony Dumas and Darrell Armstrong lay-up situations.

Further, as you could imagine if you were in the shoes of someone who was being required to make three dunks in 90-seconds, the routine-based system wore players out. If you were a player who needed a large run-up to finish your slams (Armstrong), you were probably going to be gassed by the end of that 90 seconds. As such, this format encouraged players to play it safe, keeping three dunks in their pocket they knew they could make, which is why Harold Miner was able to repeat as champion in '95 by re-doing virtually the same exact set of dunks he did in '93.

I still maintain the best system would be six dunkers, three 1st round slams, three finalists, two finals slams a piece. Limit the number of replacement dunks, but don't allow the contest to finish on a miss to win.

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