Don't Sleep on Eric Gordon in the Dunk-In. Why? Here is why:
Also, he has a better vertical than Derozan and he could get some points for being only 6'3.
The reason that he doesn't do through the leg dunks and 360s in games is because he plays smart and doesn't try to show off. It will most likely be different in the "Dunk-In." Also, I have a feeling that All-Star Weekend will be Eric Gordon's coming out party because he will be 2 maybe 3 events, hey maybe even 4 (the 3 point shootout is unlikely but possible). He will drop at least 30 in the rook-soph game, he will do well in the dunk-in, and if he gets in; he will do well in the dunk contest.
Demar Derozan will own him........One derozan vid is better then all these combines. Like people said this guy is better suited for a 3pt shoot out but still he will do okay.
Okay since one guy is named clippers and the other guy said he lives in Canada, How about a non bias view?
In my opinion..DeRozan should win this pretty easily...Gordon is a good-very good athlete while you should have elite athleticism to even attempt to be in a dunk contest...DeRozan is a notch above him athletically ,but still not top tier...
haha derozen is not a better athlete then gordon. He tested out higher then DDR in like everything at the combine, Gordon was the best athlete in that draft class even beating out derrick rose and others. DDr is just a better creative dunker thats all
i don't know who is the better athlete, but combine numbers don't prove everything.
i dont put too much stock into the combine either but its a good starting point.
Eric Gordon is 6-3 ¼ in shoes, with a terrific 6-9 wingspan. He jumped 40 inches, lifted the bar 15 times, and ran 10.81 and 3.01. He plays like a great athlete, and tested out well too.
DeMar DeRozan: 4.9% body fat, 38.5-inch vert, 5 reps on the 185-lbs. bench, 11.88 agility, 3.31 sprint
Can jump higher, is stronger a full second faster in one area and ran one of the fastest times in the sprint. When i watch them play i see gordons physical gifts more on display then DDRs. Like once Eric gets a full head of steam their arent many ppl going to catch up or block him. With derozan i dont think we can fully appreciate what he brings to the table untill he improves his dribbling so he can get to the basket more often so we can see what he can do
i always find it funny that peopel go bak on what they say. i remeber during the summer saying mayo ould do pretty well int he dunk contest and said how he has a 41 inch vert and some laughed and said that means nothing. then the same people mention that for the reason eric gordan could win. as you can see you wont get a unbiased view from a fan
can eric gordon even do a windmill?
The only reason why Derozan and Gordon are even being considered for the Dunk Contest is because, Durant decided not to participate. So technically both of them should not be here. Derozan will kick his trash. I didn't even know Gordon could jump let alone dunk. And there is no way Gordon will score 30 in the rookie-soph game. What about Rose, or Mayo. Mayo is my pick to score 30.
DeRozan definitely has more flash and creativity while dunking, but he's not a better all around athlete than EJ. I've actually been unimpressed with DeRozan's athleticism this season. I think it's overrated.
He has a lot of doubters (And haters I see) on here, but it's not surprising. He's never really had any hype surrounding him. A quiet kid who just goes about his business. He doesn't really try to show out. He didn't have the hype coming out of high school like a Mayo or Rose. I'm happy that he accepted the NBA's invite for this though. I think he deserves some attention.
He's a powerful/explosive jumper. He can jump off of one or two feet. He's a powerful dunker. I've been knowing him for a long time and have seen him do windmills off both feet, take it through his legs, reverse and rock it, etc... Everybody else will be surprised when he shows out, but I won't be.
i know gordan had alot o fhype every where i went including in erope after he destroyed the jordan boys. there were peopel who knew more about him then rose and mayo after that game. may should also be int he dunk contest liek i said a long time ago. he has a lot of dunks in his arsenal that he showed otu in vegas some years back in warm ups. i now have derozen winning this after seeing my nephews cell phone footage of some of derozens dunks when he went on his visit to usc and derozen was his guide.