Demar DeRozan says hell never Compete in Dunk Contest Again
DeRozan says he thinks he was robbed of the dunk contest and will never compete again,unless the props are eliminated....DeRozan told reporters during tuesday monrning shoot around, that he's a dunker and he wasn't into all the props and everything...DeRozan feels that all the extra elements Cheapens the Contest....
:EDIT NOTE-DeRozan talking about People using Props,Didn't he sent out a video of him using a guy in a Chicken Suit,A Trampoline and a Ladder?
This might have been the most exciting Dunk Contest ever..Most of the Dunks have been seen and done before...So why not Spice it up?
I think the person who should be complaining is McGee..Nobody has ever dunked in 2 goals at once and nobody has ever dunked 3 balls at once..Props bring more excitement to the contest..Kids in my Neighborhood are still talking about Blake dunking over that car..They're also can't wait to see their once nba game on tv...
The Video was more of a spoof making fun of props, anyone who thought he would seriously do a dunk with a guy in a chicken suit off a trampaline over a ladder is straight trippin. Nice to hear Derozan speaking out on how te NBA is doing him wrong. I seriously hope to see him start getting calls during this end stretch of the season. Ive honestly never seen any player in my life get more calls ignored then Derozan. Let em know Derozan!
Demar, why you mad tho?
HE'S RIGHT HE CLEARY SHOULD OF MADE IT TO THE FINAL HE WOULDN'T OF WIN REGARDLESS BECAUSE OF THE FANS BEING ABLE TO VOTE AND YOU KNOW WHO EVERYONE IS GOING TO VOTE FOR BUT I'M SURE HE WOULD OF AT LEAST PUT MORE VOTES IN THAN MCGEE...I GUESS THERE USING PROPS NOW BECAUSE THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF CREATIVE DUNKS BECAUSE MOST OF THE POSSIBLE DUNKS HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE
Why are you yelling at us?
I felt like everyboy had a case to make the finals.
Blakes 360 was nasty, and then he did elbow in the rim off the backboard right? Or was that in the finals? it was the best 360 since Vince Carters backwards 360 windmill, which I think is his most underated dunk.
Mcgee's first dunk was absurdly difficult, and the 3 balls was cool as well. The only thing about those dunks that bothered me a little bit was it was kinda wishy washy. Like a tall guy doing a little juggling trick. He couldn't throw those down with much style or emphasis, it was all about just getting it done. But it was impressive muscle memory on both.
Derozan's first dunk was sick. I think he got hurt a little for going first, judges dont want to start out with a 50, plus it took him most of the 2 minutes to pull off, but the off the backstop through the legs was ridiculous. His second dunk was really nasty too, not the most difficult but he had perfect form on it. He might have been better than Blake in the first round.
Ibaka got jobbed. He did legit behind the freethrow line, I dont think I've ever seen it, first try. That should be a 50. The Toy thing was kind of annoying, if he had got it the first time it would have been cooler, but the time it took to put it back up there made it kinda stupid.
Everybody knew Blake was gonna win, the fix was in, but I think he worked hard enough and did good enough to make it ok with me. The Elbow in the rim was disgusting, the 360 was disgusting, and the car was kinda wishy washy, but the presentation was sick, and the way he landed on it was freaking awesome.
Boo hoo... I mean, he had two years in a row to win one.
I would not do it either if I were him, I can see where he is coming from. His second dunk was much better than anything Blake did in the first round, and you are telling me the dunk Blake did from the side of the backboard was better than the "East Bay Funk Dunk Remix"? Blake's first dunk was vicious and tight, but he took multiple attempts as well, not to mention his second dunk took FOREVER. Plus, he changed it up. Serge got robbed as well, but if Serge had gotten his justifiable scores, I doubt DeMar hates. But, I taped the contest, went back and watched. To me, their is no reason Blake Griffin's first two dunks should have had a higher score than Ibaka and DeRozan.
Yes, everyone wanted to see what Blake could do. He is an incredibly exciting player and a fantastic powerful dunker. That being said, put yourself in DeMar's shoes. You not mad? Your a competitor and you want to win, you really could care less if more people would rather see Blake Griffin than you. You know your dunks were flat out better and this was a dunk contest. Fan voting in the last round is ridiculous and needs to be eliminated. They had that one year when one of the judges was a computer and that was lame, but having the whole thing decided by a computer? It sucks.
Sure, this is just a frivolous contest that is in good fun and is very subjective, but it definitely matters to those competing. They all want to win and they were at least hoping it was not a pat Blake Griffin on the back for having awesome in game dunks contest. We saw three guys do much better dunks on the whole than Blake Griffin did. I liked two of Blake's dunks a lot (the 360, though it was not as violent as his attempts made it look like it might be and his lob arm in the rim), but put any of the other guys best two dunks against that, they still have a good chance of beating it. The car dunk was really just a far lob pass over a short barrier, and I would have been more impressed if he had dunked over Kenny Smith for that matter (or dunked on Kenny Smith, causing him laryngitis. Not sure how that would happen, but we can dream, can't we?). So, I feel bad for DeMar and Serge and think they should have had all of them in the Finals. Remember in Vince's Dunk Contest win, I think they had 3 finalists? It is probably a good idea to only have four competitors, and I guess with only 4 you need 2 in the finals. But, JaVale McGee paved his way to get their with concrete, while Griffin was just sort of given it. That sucks.
He did, but remember, last year he went up against Nate Robinson in the finals and that was a fan vote as well. I personally felt like he was robbed as well. By no means were his dunks incredible, he had better stuff this year, but they were just as good as Nate's. It would have been a lot more pressure for both of them to come up with something big had their first dunk been judged, and DeMar's first dunk in the finals crushed Nate Rob's. Judge for yourself, it was a bad contest, but in my mind DeRozan easily could have won last year if it was not all based on fan voting. A rookie playing in Toronto going up against a 5'7 (he is listed at 5'9, but he is super short. Still, his dunks last year were beyond generic and we had seen him do everything) 2 time dunk champion? Not much of a chance. As much chance as he had of getting out of the first round with JaVale McGee's amazing dunks and Blake Griffin's amazing hype as a dunker.
The "Show Stopper" was a great dunk, but other than that... I've been more impressed with DeRozan's in game dunks than his dunk contest dunks. With all of the hype he had as a dunker, I've been honestly disappointed. He's not as athletic as he was made out to be coming out of high school. The Vince Carter comparisons are way too high.
Not one of his dunks have blown me away enough to make me say... "Yea... He got robbed." He's not a good enough dunker for me to care whether or not he competes in future contests.
The scoring wasn't all that great, but this was a good contest overall. The only person who can complain about being robbed is McGee in my opinion.
McGee never got robber, he blew it at the end when Ibaka did he free throw line dunk.
I should have edited that earlier it wont let me now.
I mean he never got robbed, he just couldnt finish. his 4th dunk was a normal off the backboard then a hard finish. He was going to do the same dunk Ibaka did, which threw him off. Derozan is right, props are very stupid and the contest is losing its integrity from using them.
If their were no props this may have ended up one of the greatest all time, but its just too cheesy.
The most impressive thing I saw on the night were Blake's first two attempts at that second dunk. Simply attempting that dunk was crazy.
DeMar DeRozan 1st Dunk: East Bay Funk Dunk Remix. It was a nice dunk, did not deserve a 50 per se, but it was very difficult to do. The timing and velocity off the back of the net does not give you much, so it is very difficult. So, it did not deserve a 50, but it was hard enough to get a few 10's.
Serge Ibaka 1st Dunk: Does anyone feel like this guy was like Dwight Howard in the first year he was in the Dunk Contest? Where people did not really get the reality of how amazing his dunks actually were? Well, his free throw line dunk to me was Howard's 12'6 sticker dunk. It was the furthest anyone had ever jumped from the line in an NBA dunk contest. Yes, he did not do much with the basketball or his legs, but the guy has AMAZING athleticism for his size. Deserved at least a 10 or two, and whoever game him an 8 messed up.
JaVale McGee 1st Dunk: A dunk I had never heard of, seen or thought possible, unless it was by a 7 foot dude with a 7'6 wingspan who has some nice ups. Still, the amount of concentration, timing and style that dunk had, not to mention the distance he had to jump to get it off, amazing. Best dunk of the contest.
Blake Griffin 1st Dunk: If he would have gotten it down on the first try, we might not be having this conversation. As much as they shouldn't, multiple attempts usually lead to lower scores, even if in this case it was just one point. But, had he landed that ridiculously hard 360 on the first try, pandemonium would have ensued. It was still good, but it kept people in it when he did not get perfect. 49 was a good score for it. Even Blake emphasised before the contest it was important to make it on the first try. If it had been as high a level of difficulty as JaVale's their is an excuse, but people have done 360's on the first try before.
DeMar DeRozan 2nd Dunk: You kidding me? I mean, he got a perfect dunk, but I think this dunk was the nicest dunk of the night besides McGee's first dunk. Just a beautiful dunk, so hard to do, so graceful, cocked all the way back and with that one hand. Plus, this year he was prepared with 4, so I was dying to know what he would have done after this. Last year he adlibbed the finals, but this year he came prepared. Really, his first two dunks only trailed McGee in my mind, and I am guessing he might have saved even better stuff for the finals.
Serge Ibaka 2nd Dunk: It was set up really well, and it was a cool dunk. That kids haircut was a sin, but it was funny stuff and Serge once again showed his ridiculous ups. The angle he came from too, it was a solid dunk, original (though he possibly might have stolen it from JaVale McGee, though who knows where McGee probably took it from). Nonetheless, this might not have deserved a 50, but it should have scored higher than it did.
JaVale McGee 2nd Dunk: His mom, well, I will stop right there. The dunk was again totally original and timed amazingly well. Yeah, he might have held on the rim, but it seemed very minimal and I do not feel he should have been penalized. Incredibly difficult and impressive, and we had never seen it in an NBA dunk contest. McGee was easily the star of the first round.
Blake Griffin 2nd Dunk: It was a good dunk, no doubt about it. But, if you look at a few of the other dunks that scored lower, how is this dunk better? Have we never seen this, because I feel like we have. Also, the fact that abandoned his original idea for the windmill kind of left me disappointed. He became exhausted and it took a long time. Was it really better than any other dunk in the first round? Personally, do not think so. I know he won it, and I am not protesting his victory, but I legitimately feel the other two dunkers who did not make the finals might have justifiable beef with this dunk being graded above some of theres.
Blake Griffin 3rd Dunk: It was a beauty. Sure, Vince had done it, other people attempt it a lot, but off of the lob, it was a great dunk. It would have more than likely gotten a 50, if not that than very close to it.
JaVale McGee 3rd Dunk: I was pretty darn impressed by it. The way he moved his body and how he through it down, very difficult. I could see it being maybe a point or so less than Griffin's, if not both of them being 50's. Great first two dunks, though I would have to say at this point Griffin would have been ahead.
Blake Griffin 4th Dunk: Could this have been one of the most overrated dunks in contest history? People have done this in other dunk contests, never seen one with a lob through the sun roof, but he went over the hood of the car. Than he stood on it? How is that cool? Shouldn't your momentum take you further towards landing on the ground? That would have been a lot cooler to me. The choir, Kenny Smith's entire insistence that he was keeping it real, the whole thing was a pretty big let down to what looked so exciting. Charles Barkley hit this one right on the head, it was not that great of a dunk. Kenny's excuse "Baron's pass was off"? Please.
JaVale McGee 4th Dunk: Think he kind of ran out of ideas. If he had pulled Serge's second dunk here, I see no reason that he should not have won the contest (of course this would have been if Serge had used a different dunk as his 2nd). He got really high, but that had definitely been done many times before. His 360 attempt would have been nice if he had gotten it clean, but he didn't. Overall, like the fact Blake won based on the Finals, but him getting to the Finals still leaves me wondering what if from those other two much better leapers and athletes. If I had to choose two players for the contest next year out of these guys, I would be more likely to choose the two that did not make the finals than the two that did. I think that Serge and DeMar would give us more that we had not seen than either Blake or JaVale. Even so, I would understand why DeMar and Serge might say no to the dunk contest after what happened this weekend. I really hope Serge returns next year though, I think he would get a much different reception when people realize how awesome his dunks really were.
McGee would probably still lose even if he dunk with 4 balls! There was no way Griffin was going to lose since he was the hometown team. I mean the votes were 68% Griffin and 32% McGee. Its a popularity contest and you know something was up when they brought a KIA out which is a sponsor of the NBA. Oh well at least it was more entertaining than last year.
I back Demar 100%.
Let James White have his spot
when McGee said that Serge did one of his dunks he was talking about the free throw line dunk not the 2nd one
This Dunk Contest had higher rating then any of the other 25 dunk contest did. That's huge, and it was pretty fun to watch. I know how DDR fans feel because I felt the same way when Nate Robinson, "got more votes then Iggy."
We all know DDR is probably the best pure dunker out of the 4 of them but in the end he didn't entertain like the others did and it's all about entertainment. Plus DDR got both of them dunks off of Justin Darlington anyway.
And McGee just conceited defeat at the end. Am I the only person who thought he was going to bring the other rim back out and dunk on 13 feet to win it?
I would have loved to see Demar and his bag of tricks... Had he done this way back in 2010 in Dallas, that damn slam dunk contest wouldn't have an undeserving Nate winning it... Had Demar done the Show Stopper last year, there is no doubt in my mind he would've been the champ...(sigh)