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D-league Slam dunk contest

Bobby_Z
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D-league Slam dunk contest

I was looking at the best dunks of the week on nba.com and well it seems the d-league slam dunk contest was more interesting than the nba one. I don't know anybody already talk about that but look at number 1.

link : http://www.nba.com/video/channels/top_plays/2010/02/18/20100218_dotw.nba/


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not surprised.

the NBDL is filled with players who have substantial athletic ability but nothing else really going for them. so i wouldnt be surprised if the D-league dunk contest had better dunks.

Case in point: the no. 1 in your video link - Taurian Fontenette aka "Air Up There" formerly of AND1 fame. He's famous for the 360 in-between the legs dunk and the 720 dunk. Great athlete. Poor Defense. Played sparingly in college.

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I agree

I agree it's no big surprise but there are players in nba with huge athleticism too. There was a topic in this forum where someone said that every dunk was made and that there's no more place for innovation, etc... but i don't remember seeing a dunk like this in slam dunk contest, so there's still a little innovation to do for nba dunk contest.

Guys like Derozan, Shannon Brown, Lebron, Iguodala..., those players with athleticism for example may be able to do such dunks.

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Unrelated

And i forget to add, the place where D-league All-star game took place looks like a cellar or a High school gym at best, few people to watch...

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I DONT THINK THEY COULD DO THIS

I read that taurian has a 55 max vertical ! Those guys are athletic but this is a FREAK OF NATURE

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