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  1. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    This will ruin your whole day. Honestly, you won't get anything else done. A cool tool -- mess with it a little, you'll see -- basically letting you quickly sort through every slam in dunk contest history. The best ones are across the top of the char...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  2. Ten for ten dunkers

    Henry Abbott

    This is not the real dunk contest. But at the 2010 All-Star Game in Los Angeles they will have the second-annual dunk contest seeking four of the best dunkers from outside the NBA, which happens separately and promises to be entertaining again. Th...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  3. Dud dunk contest sets back Saturday

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger DALLAS -- Inevitably, it doesn't matter how good or bad the events are leading up to the finale -- the dunk contest always defines All-Star Saturday. When it's good, fans come away slobbering enthusiastically, like they did in At...

    Blog | February 14, 2010
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A treasure trove of NBA dunk contest video. Tim Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell, agitating for a Spurs trade, perhaps for Tyrus Thomas: "I'm not at all convinced this season's struggles amount to the end of an era. The Spurs still have time to get bac...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "It started with an innocent question from Tom Withers of the Associated Press. He asked Shaq if he wanted to see LeBron take part in the Slam Dunk Contest. Then Shaq rolled out an entire plan complete with a pop ...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  6. The YouTube Slam Dunk Contest

    Henry Abbott

    All the information is here....

    Blog | March 20, 2009
  7. Back in the NBA: Super Dunker James White

    Henry Abbott

    Not too long ago I linked to some amazing video of James White winning the D-League dunk contest. People see that athleticism and always wonder why he can't play in the NBA. The idea is that he could be a great NBA defender, in time, and you'...

    Blog | March 03, 2009
  8. Dunk Contest Idea

    Henry Abbott

    With the revelation of the D-League dunk contest, an idea that is born of a conversation with Aaron Barzilai of BasketballValue: If the best dunkers in the world might be outside the NBA, how about an open competition? Invite D-Leaguers, Euroleague p...

    Blog | February 18, 2009
  9. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Stop the presses. Really. You have to watch this beautiful video of James White, Keith Clark, and the best dunks of the weekend, bar none. The D-League dunk contest was better than the NBA dunk contest. The Hornets hurt their credibility by telling ...

    Blog | February 18, 2009
  10. Great Dunks of Contests Past

    Henry Abbott

    Setting the All-Star mood. As you watch, consider that there is simply no denying that the dunk has evolved. It sounds like sacrilege, (or is sacrilege) but Julius Erving wouldn't make the finals of a modern dunk contest, which is a real measure ...

    Blog | February 13, 2009
  11. Now in the Dunk Contest: J.R. Smith

    Henry Abbott

    Rudy Gay is battling a left hip flexor strain, which means the dunk contest has a new entrant: The Nuggets' J.R. Smith. He'll compete against Dwight Howard, Rudy Fernandez, and Nate Robinson. And you know what? I think Smith can win thi...

    Blog | February 10, 2009
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    James "Flight" White can really dunk. And he'll be in the D-League's dunk contest. Consider yourselves warned. He'll be up against the defending champion Brent Petway, Patrick Ewing, Jr., and Keith Clark. ESPN's John Hollin...

    Blog | February 05, 2009
  13. The World Needs Some Good Dunk Gimmicks

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Alexander's people promised yesterday that if he makes the NBA's Dunk Contest, he will deliver two never-before-seen, gimmick-free dunks. And I thought: What's wrong with gimmicks? I thought Dwight Howard's sticker dunk was a high...

    Blog | January 15, 2009
  14. 'Stang Jumper

    Henry Abbott

    This is some brand new video that TrueHoop reader Jasmine tells me was from a recent dunk contest in Georgia. To win the contest, a young man named Roderigus Ceasar threw it down while jumping over a parked car. I'm pretty sure it's a Ford Mustang. U...

    Blog | August 05, 2008
  15. Flying is Hard Work

    Henry Abbott

    Dwight Howard made a few jokes about his dunk contest preparation. It was a little funny. But it was not light-hearted. A year ago, after losing, he was clearly down -- the victim of a misunderstood, and under-appreciated sticker dunk. So he didn't g...

    Blog | February 17, 2008
  16. Gerald Green Will be in the Dunk Contest

    Henry Abbott

    That's what the defending champion Green tells Timberwolves.com. (Via Timberwolves Today.) So far, that's Jamario Moon and Gerald Green. I think we really do have to have Dwight Howard, too, right? Is there any chance he's not invited after all the t...

    Blog | January 17, 2008