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Breaking down the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Participants

Breaking down the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Participants

A new year brings new rules and with that the NBA is hoping to recreate the excitement once associated with the Slam Dunk contest at All-Star Weekend this year by pitting the Eastern and Western Conferences up against one another. First off, the participants…then we’ll get to the new rules and format. The Western Conference will feature point guard Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, small forward Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors, and shooting … Read entire article »

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Terrence Ross wins 2013 NBA Dunk Contest

Terrence Ross wins 2013 NBA Dunk Contest

It may have taken some time to get things going, but Raptors’ athletic rookie Terrence Ross made the night worthwhile, finishing the 2013 NBA Dunk Contest off in impressive fashion. Ross delighted the crowd with a series of high-flying, acrobatic dunks, ultimately taking home the coveted Sprite Slam Dunk crown and dethroning, now, former champ Jeremy Evans using an electrifying close to Saturday night’s All-Star festivities from host city Houston. If you missed it, check out Toronto’s … Read entire article »

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Blake Griffin posterizes Kendrick Perkins

Blake Griffin posterizes Kendrick Perkins

As if whipping up on the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder were not enough.  Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin decided to take matters a step further by dunking all over the head of one Kendrick Perkins. This is not pretty folks.  Timofey Mozgov is now having reoccurring nightmares in Denver.  He may not be able to play again for weeks. Griffin must of seen LeBron’s dunk from Sunday against the Bulls on ABC and decided to one up … Read entire article »

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Shannon Brown could flourish in Phoenix

Shannon Brown could flourish in Phoenix

This could be the best of times for one Slam-dunking phenomena Shannon Brown. The 26-year old Chicago-native recently signed a 1-year, $3.5 million deal with the Phoenix Suns and his insertion into their drastically changed lineup could mean great things for the athletic combo-guard. For one, Brown plays a little defense.  Something Suns’ guards of the past, besides Raja Bell, have proven allergic to. After playing two-plus seasons with the NBA-championship contending Los Angeles Lakers, Brown knows a … Read entire article »

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Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to UNC

Vince Carter donates $2.5 million to UNC

While the majority of the Basketball universe is unfortunately fixated on the financial disputes of the NBA and its’ players, one of those said members is choosing his time and money to give back to the place that helped him get there.  His Alma Mater. The University of North Carolina announced today that Phoenix Suns’ and former UNC star shooting guard Vince Carter has donated an incredible $2.5 million dollars to the Carolina Basketball Family Fund, … Read entire article »

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Kevin Durant to replace DeAndre Jordan in Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

Kevin Durant to replace DeAndre Jordan in Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend

According to multiple reports reigning NBA scoring champ Kevin Durant is set to replace Clippers’ big man DeAndre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend from Manila, Philippines scheduled for this coming Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th. “Kevin Durant is replacing Deandre Jordan in the Smart Ultimate Weekend,” said Chot Reyes, Executive Director of the MVP Sports Foundation, via his Twitter account Monday evening. The highly anticipated two-day event is slated to feature the likes … Read entire article »

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Kenneth Faried really likes to dunk the basketball

Kenneth Faried really likes to dunk the basketball

If you’re not that familiar with Denver Nuggets first round pick Kenneth Faried the included YouTube clip below should help clear things up a little. Faried, the No. 22 pick in this year’s draft, is a bruising, high-energy power forward who dominated the glass to the tune of 14.5 rebounds per game his senior season at Morehead State and, as you will see below, really likes to dunk the basketball. Faried posted an impressive 1.62 pps in … Read entire article »

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As if canceling Summer League wasn’t enough, NBA plans website content restrictions

As if canceling Summer League wasn’t enough, NBA plans website content restrictions

Say it ain’t so NBA? As if canceling the ever-popular Summer League this year wasn’t enough, now the NBA plans to restrict certain content on NBA-owned league and team websites if a lockout is truly imposed come July 1. What content you ask? Well, unfortunately the good kind. All those wonderful images and videos of your favorite NBA players on NBA-owned team websites that you and I have become so accustomed to addictively perusing in our spare time. According to … Read entire article »

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Kevin Durant not so politely asks Brendan Haywood to be in his poster

Kevin Durant not so politely asks Brendan Haywood to be in his poster

Kevin Durant‘s known as a polite, well-mannered young man around the league.  Arguably a little too nice at times, Durant rebelliously channeled his inner Taj Thursday night by not so politely asking Mavs 7-foot big man Brendan Haywood to be in his poster in the first quarter of the Thunder 106-100 win over the Mavs in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. A not-so-nice poster with Durant’s head equal to the rim and Haywood’s feet … Read entire article »

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Bulls’ power forward Taj Gibson posterizes Wade and the Heat twice

Bulls’ power forward Taj Gibson posterizes Wade and the Heat twice

With the Chicago Bulls convincingly taking out the visiting Miami Heat 103-82 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals late Sunday evening, backup power forward Taj Gibson chose his limited, yet productive time on the court to showcase his impressive dunking talents to the NBA viewing community on TNT. His first smash coming early in the second quarter of play over a guy known for doing a little dunking of his own in Dwyane Wade. Must … Read entire article »

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