Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 at 3:34 pm  |  25 responses

SLAM Romps to Gatorade Contest Win

Plus, more MJ giveaway news.

by Ben Osbornemjshot

The MJ issue is getting major play on NYC newsstands now (read more about the issue here, and/or order it directly here), and everyone else’s MJ fever is heating up as well. Got a nice email from my man Brad with Gatorade this morning, officially crowning us the champs of their Facebook-hosted contest. As Brad put it, “You had 4,349 votes compared to second-place 1,328 votes. Wow. Like Wilt scoring 50 a game for the season vs. the next guy’s 28.  :)


Besides gloating, I wanted to direct people back to that Facebook page because from their you can bid for one of the special seventh bottles, with all proceeds going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. It’s not the only do-gooding associated with this contest, either. For participating, Gatorade let SLAM choose two charities we wanted to get $500 each. We went with Hoops 4 Hope, and College Summit, and I wanted to thank Gatorade for making those donations.

There are other ways to get one of these limited-edition bottles as well. One is to follow Gatorade’s Twitter page, where they’re running MJ Trivia for the chance to win. The other is to keep coming back here, as we’ll have five of the bottles to give away after the induction, so stay tuned for that.

By the way, there will be yet another MJ contest tomorrow, and while it is related to food/drink, Gatorade is not involved. Stay tuned…

MJ wide angle

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I know I voted for Ben’s pick. I had my wife and about 15 of my Facebook people do the same thing too.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I couldn’t get my vote to go through for some reason. Looks like I didn’t need too!

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    Will this food related MJ contest involve Ballpark Wieners? It’s the first non-Gatorade food/drink MJ connection that comes to mind.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    A little more high-quality meat product, Chris. You’ll see.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    What is it? Something to do with McDonalds? I hope its one of those contests where the person who writes the best comment wins.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    i was gonna say wheaties, but last i checked there’s no meat involved.
    btw, how did SLAM get to rep the last shot? we all know that was the defining moment for mr GOAT about 11 years ago.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    one more thing, i’ve been checking bookstores/news stand here in the left coast daily and still the special JORDAN issue isn’t available yet. i am so impatient! my fiance didn’t believe me that i was walking all over downtown SanFran for 2 hours looking for it.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    i meant fiancée. fiance means i support gay marriage – not that i don’t, just not what i meant.

  • Double J

    lol @ albie1kenobi: straightening ur comment out eh?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That second picture is incredible. It feels like you’re a spectator at the exact moment of Jordan’s so-called “last shot”. Great, great photo.

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  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    man, the stores in my country (The Netherlands) don’t have the Jordan issue either (yet). I’m not complaining, I’m just anxious to read it.

  • RickyRude

    someone needs to get off jordan’s nuts. dude retired. deal with it. we all know how great he is, why all this ish now that he’s gone.

  • Fresh Prince

    what a ball hog! look at Pippen, wide open in the slot!

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  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    ^Ricky Rude-io

  • matt the jazz fan

    he pushed off b. russell

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Best part about this? Ben’s not on Facebook.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I’ve looked at this picture about 2000 times since ’98 and only just now did I realize just how open Scottie was.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Albie: By the time Gatorade got to me I actually had SIXTH choice, meaning five people picked moments other than this one (which to me was the most obvious). Susan thinks we won so big because people like SLAM. I know people like us, but I think the bigger factor is that it is clearly the best moment. Good for us, either way. Look at the moments that were chosen before mine. Ryan: I can go on as SLAM, though, which is all it took. Eboy (and Fresh Prince, to a degree): Good point. Everyone: still waiting on confirmation of the meat-related gift. Definitely better than McDonald’s.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    A ribeye in the form of a Jumpman logo? 6 “Kobe” steak medallions representing the 6 titles?

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  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    Ben: those 5 picks before you must feel like blazers drafting sam bowie now. that’s almost too appropriate that his biggest moment got slighted but proved to be the greatest at the end.

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