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  1. Video: Sonny Weems with an impressive dunk contest… in Lithuania

    Mar 5, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

    Ramunas Siskauskas (L) of CSKA vies with

    You remember Sonny Weems, right? Spent the couple seasons before this in Toronto, played for Denver before that. Like a lot of guys on the NBA fringe, he had a hard decision to make during the lockout and he decided to get paid and signed to play in Lithuania. Where he was part of their…

  2. Kevin Durant wants LeBron, Westbrook, star power in Dunk Contest

    Feb 26, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James dunks against the Chicago Bulls during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    We can all admit it — Saturday night’s NBA Dunk Contest was sad. It was scripted and felt stiff. Jeremy Evans deserved the win for a legitimately impressive dunk, and a lot of people liked Paul George’s black-light dunk (more than I did). But overall, not good. Kevin Durant is thinking exactly what you are…

  3. Chase Budinger dunks over Yao Ming (well, a cut out of him)

    Feb 22, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Clearly this is a staged video, with the Rockets’ Chandler Parsons “talking to the media” while Chase Budinger just happens to do a dunk over a cardboard cutout of Yao Ming in the background. Coincidentally. Still, pretty cool. And this is why I hold out some hope for this year’s All-Star Dunk Contest — Budinger…

  4. Paul George your new Dunk Contest favorite, here’s why

    Feb 22, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Paul George

    Iman Shumpert is out, Jeremy Evans is in — we’ve had All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest changes. So, if you are a degenerate gambler and want to bet on this, how will this change impact you? Well, from the fine folks at Bovada here are the new odds. Paul George (Pacers) 3/2 Jeremy Evans (Jazz) 11/4…

  5. It’s official: Shumpert out, Utah’s Evans in for Dunk Contest

    Feb 22, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v New Jersey Nets

    UPDATE 12:31 pm: The league has announced this as official — Iman Shumpert has pulled out of the All-Star Weekend dunk contest and Jeremy Evans is in. While Knicks fans are going to be bummed, the contest itself is not going to suffer — Evans is a great dunker. This should be fun (you can…

  6. Friday video: Happy Birthday, MJ. Thanks for the dunks.

    Feb 17, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

    Michael Jordan, who really should need no introduction, turns 49 years old today. To commemorate that and the upcoming Slam Dunk Contest, here’s a highlight video of 3 of Jordan’s Slam Dunk Contest Performances — his duels with Dominique “The Human Highlight Film” Wilkins, one of which he won and one of which he lost,…

  7. Blake Griffin will not defend Dunk Contest crown

    Feb 3, 2012, 8:05 AM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    What exactly was he going to do for an encore, anyway? Jump over a Zamboni? There will be a new NBA All-Star Dunk Contest champion because Blake Griffin is not going to defend the crown, he said Thursday. From ESPNLosAngeles.com. “As of right now I don’t plan on being in it,” Griffin said Thursday night.…

  8. LeBron James “on the fence” about dunk contest

    Feb 2, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's LeBron James dunks against the Chicago Bulls during their NBA basketball game in Miami

    He’s not going to do it… probably. LeBron James is one of the more powerful dunkers in the league but he’s never don the Dunk Contest All-Star Weekend. He obviously could get in whenever he wants, but he had an injured ankle a couple years and was too cool for school some years. Three years…

  9. Dwight Howard “too old” for another dunk contest

    Jan 5, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

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    Dwight Howard will be center stage All-Star Weekend in Orlando — the guy with the trade demand will either be in a different uniform or still in a Magic jersey but with trade rumors swirling around him and dominating the weekend. What he will not be center stage at is the dunk contest. The guy…

  10. Westbrook, Griffin talk dunks, wear suits in GQ

    Nov 30, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Nothing goes together like fashion and dunks. Well… maybe chocolate and peanut butter, but that’s it. Which is why a new photo spread in the pages of GQ goes so well together. NBA players Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Andre Iguodala, JaVale McGee and Shannon Brown talk dunks and get their pictures taken dunking in suits.…

  11. Friday night video: Jordan vs. Nique dunk contest highlights

    Oct 7, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

    Jordan Dunk

    This weekend, with a guillotine hanging over the start of the NBA season, players will take part in a couple of celebrity games (LeBron vs. Wade in Miami, Goodman vs. Drew in Los Angeles). We could use the escape and see some actual hoops. And as a reminder of how fun exhibitions can be, we…

  12. Video: Best dunks from the Nike 3-on-3 event in Los Angeles

    Aug 8, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    L.A. Live — the place across the street from Staples Center where a lot of bars and restaurants took a financial hit when the Lakers got knocked out early in the playoffs — was home to a Nike 3-on-3 tournament last weekend. Of course there was a dunk contest — and it was a good…

  13. Video: Here are college students dunking out of a flaming trash can and while being pulled by a motorcycle

    Jul 27, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

    It's like this, but not in an NBA arena and a much worse idea.

    This is something you don’t see. With reason. Apparently nobody was seriously harmed. Even so, please do not try this at home, or at college, or anywhere, ever. Happy Wednesday, everybody. Hat tip to The Basketball Jones’ J.E. Skeets.

  14. Nick Young with the off-the-backboard, between-the-legs dunk

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

    Nick Young

    Lord knows when the next All-Star Weekend and NBA Dunk Contest will be, but I am starting the campaign now to have Washington’s Nick Young as part of it. As my first bit of evidence, I present this dunk from a little summer pickup fun. Off the backboard then between the legs. Damn. Someone doesn’t…

  15. Nate Robinson arrested for public urination

    Jun 10, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Nate Robinson

    Nate Robinson of the Oklahoma City was recently arrested for doing something he should have done somewhere else, namely a toilet. Lohud.com has the report: WHITE PLAINS — NBA point guard Nate Robinson made quite a splash on Main Street early Friday when police said he was spotted urinating on the sidewalk outside the City…

  16. This car dunk blows Blake Griffin’s away

    Mar 10, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    We all know it, the Blake Griffin car dunk was style over substance. Sizzle not steak. Jessica Alba to Scarlett Johansson. (Hey, Scarlett can actually act.) Well meet Guy Dupey, part of the And1 crew. He pulled off this car dunk in Poland that blows Griffin’s away. This my friends is steak with the sizzle. Blake,…

  17. Video: Top Dunks from February

    Mar 4, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

    Blake Griffin car dunk

    We may be four days late with this video, but it’s Friday night, did you really want to read a breakdown of the Nets/Raptors game? As one might expect, this has plenty of dunks from the All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest, but the good news is they didn’t put Blake Griffin’s Car Dunk number one. No,…

  18. Blake Griffin, selling you some Kias (and it worked)

    Feb 25, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    Blake Griffin almost didn’t do the car dunk. Because there was a lot of paperwork to get done. Seriously. See Kia knew they wanted to do a commercial out of it so Blake’s people and Kia’s people (and a bunch of lawyers) got together and drew up the papers well in advance. Then it dawned…

  19. DeMar DeRozan is done with the prop dunk contest

    Feb 22, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    DeMar DeRozan came out and really rocked it last weekend. Not like Lenny Kravitz, we mean in a good way. He came out for the dunk contest Saturday and threw it down old school. Forget the cars and the second backboard and stuffed animals hanging from the rim. He came out and just dunked. He…

  20. Video: DeMar DeRozan’s “Show Stopper” dunk, in slow-motion

    Feb 21, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

    DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors (L)

    One last trip back to the Saturday night dunk contest, something fun to watch on a game-free night. On a night with dunks over cars and stuffed animals grabbed in people’s mouths, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan may have had the best of the non-prop dunks. You can argue that Blake Griffin’s tornado dunk was better, but…

  21. All-Star Game draws best ratings since Jordan era

    Feb 21, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    2011 NBA All-Star Game - Performances And Celebrities

    It was more than just Rihanna and Drake (and Kanye). It certainly was more than Lenny Kravitz. It’s the game. The NBA is as hot as it has been since the Jordan era and that continued again Sunday — the All-Star Game from Staples Center had 9.1 million people tune in to watch, the highest…

  22. Video: JaVale McGee dunks two balls at once

    Feb 20, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee from the Washington Wizards

    Sure, the car dunk won Blake Griffin the Dunk Contest. But for our money this was the dunk of the night — JaVale McGee, two balls and two rims. It topped our rankings. This was both crazy and athletic. And you can throw in creative, too. It’s worth watching again. And again. And…

  23. Video: Blake Griffin dunks over a car

    Feb 20, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    This is the dunk everybody is talking about. It wasn’t even the best dunk of the night (not in our rankings) but it was something you have never seen before. It was a spectacle. It was entertaining. It was Blake Griffin winning the NBA Dunk Contest. It was the dunk that in three years everyone…

  24. Blake Griffin jumps Dunk Contest over car, into new era of spectacle

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin car dunk

    The days of the Dominique tomahawk are gone. The Jordan cradle dunk is a dinosaur. Throwing it off the backboard to yourself is passé. Blake Griffin dunked over a car while a gospel choir sang at midcourt. And he is your 2011 Slam Dunk Contest champion. It was impressive and entertaining. That, my friends, is…

  25. Ranking the dunks

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:39 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee double dunk

    The 2011 All-Star Dunk Contest was one of the best  dunk contests in recent memory. There was pageantry, creativity, innovation, and some of the most memorable dunks we’ve seen in years. Blake Griffin won the contest with a dunk that was more about theater than amplitude, but the dunks that led to that point were…

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