This weekend featured a whole lot of slam dunkage – from the NBA’s Development League, to a dunk-in at the Rookies vs. Sophomores game to the big show on Saturday…there was a lot of rim-rockin’ going on.
First up, the D-League dunk contest, which featured a 6-foot-5 guy dunking over a 6-foot-11 guy (1:32):
In the rookies vs. sophomores game on Friday night, which was a rare win for the rooks, first year Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan beat Eric Gordon of the LA Clippers in a “dunk in” for a spot in the main dunk contest on Saturday.
DeRozan, the 20-year-old from USC, opened things up with a between the legs reverse jam and finished it off with a powerful windmill move – Gordon, on the other hand, had a bit of trouble with both of his dunks.
Now, for the main event – the NBA dunk contest, which featured Shannon Brown of the Lakers, Gerald Wallace of the Bobcats, DeMar DeRozan and defending two-time champion Nate Robinson of the NY Knicks.
DeRozan did the Raptors proud and got creative with a couple of his dunks, but couldn’t stop little Nate Robinson on his way to becoming the first three-time champion in the contest.
I thought DeRozan’s two dunks in the final were way better than Robinson’s, but I guess the fact that a 5-foot-9 guy can do what he does is pretty impressive.
My favorite dunk out of all of those is DeRozan’s twist on dunking over a fellow player, by having Sonny Weems throw the ball off the backboard as he approached.
What was your favorite dunk of the weekend?