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The Drew League dunk contest was impressive (VIDEO)

Aug 12, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

A guy named Young Hollywood won the Drew League’s dunk contest out in Los Angeles (one of the nation’s top pro-am runs), beating out a guy named “Airdogg” among others.

Is it just me, or does that look better than the NBA Dunk Contest?

There is a lot of buzz looking forward to this year’s dunk contest with impressive dunkers like Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins (soon to both be of the Timberwolves) entering the league. There is a lot of potential.

But personally, I still want to see the league open the door and let a couple of the guys from the professional dunking circuit in. I get the NBA wants to showcase the NBA players that weekend, but their players have a day job that isn’t coming up with new and impressive dunks. What we all want to see is great dunks, we’re not going to think less of NBA players if those come from Young Hollywood or Airdogg.

  1. RavenzGunnerz - Aug 12, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Any dunk contest looks better than the NBA dunk contest. Even the D-League contest. I guess NBA players are more careful about getting injured while they have to sign the max contract. LeBron James is simply terrified that a kid would beat him.

    • bringin1234 - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Remember when Lebron stood up at an allstar game and made a proclamation to the fans that he and some other stars would do the dunk contest next season….

      I do….

      And am still waiting

  2. montrealknowledge - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Losing a dunk contest would surely hurt shoe sales.

    • yesser12 - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      Maybe they should make the shoes cheaper.

      • k3nn3k - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM

        “They’re turning kids into slaves
        Just to make cheaper sneakers
        But what’s the real cost?
        ‘Cause the sneakers don’t seem that much cheaper

        Why are we still paying so much for sneakers ?
        When you got them made by little slaves kids
        What are your overheads?”

        -Flight of the Conchords

  3. sumkat - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    no capes? No jumping over the smallest car possible? no jumping over a midget?

    Nah, certainly not an NBA dunk contest

    • bringin1234 - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      The Kia dunk, so overrated…. Notice how when they jump over people, they don’t have to boost off their shoulder like the NBA guys have done. They actually can clear them…..

      I agree lets let these guys dunk at the all star game

  4. basketballbro - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    You know how the NBA implemented a new format to the dunk contest this year.. East vs West? If they’re so determined to keep this format, how about bringing in some of these guys and making it NBA vs Pro Dunkers. I think this would be much more entertaining rather than just watching no name NBA players do dunks we’ve seen 10000 times before.

  5. genericcommenter - Aug 12, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Well, there are old fat guys and 5′ non-athletes who can out-shoot most NBA players and a lot of playground dudes who could compete in the “skills” competition. Want to open up the 3-pt contest and stuff, too?

  6. money2long - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Ok. Me next.

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