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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Video of Nate Robinson's 2009 Dunk Contest Dunks

Nate "KryptoNate" Robinson earned his second Slam Dunk Contest title with a narrow victory over the defending champion, Dwight "Superman" Howard. Both contestants brought a lot of fun, energy and athleticism to the event and Howard was a good sport to agree to let Robinson jump over him. Here is a video of Robinson's final round dunks from the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest:

Here is a shorter video that just shows Robinson's final dunk, when he jumped over Howard:

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posted by David Friedman @ 4:48 PM



At Tuesday, February 17, 2009 6:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate didn't jump over Dwight, he used his hand to push himself over. He also stepped on the rookie's (Chandler?) back.

The judging was also ridiculous. Rudy got totally hosed. He got penalized because time ran out? What about Nate missing over a dozen dunks last year? You shouldn't get points for things that have nothing to do with the dunk either. The phone booth? Green ball?
I'm all for creativity, but you have to draw the line somewhere. The short-man bias is also ridiculous. When spud won, he made spectacular dunks. Off the backboard, 360! Nate, just dunked. Iguodala was totally robbed a couple of years back, and it should have been Dwight and Rudy in the final round this year.

I think the horse tournament was also lame. They were so unenthusiastic, you'd think that they were going to the dentist or something.

If you want a competitive all-star game, I say let the losers crawl between the winner's legs. It's immature, but hey, it makes for a better product.


At Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:45:00 AM, Blogger madnice said...

Rudy had like 100 attempts. The problem with this contest is these guys get all these attempts. Im sure most of these dunks are practiced. If you cant get it right the first 2 times, then too bad. This was one of the worst contest ive seen.


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