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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  155 responses

Report: Blake Griffin to Highlight Dunk Contest Field

Numerous media reports place Griffin in this year‘s Dunk Contest, along with a bunch of other guys no one really cares about in such an exhibition (Brandon Jennings, really?): “Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who has become must-see TV because of his slam dunks, will be in the NBA’s slam dunk contest, sources said Tuesday night. Joining Griffin will be Washington Wizards 7-foot centerJaVale McGee, Oklahoma City Thunder 6-10 forward Serge Ibaka and Milwaukee Bucks 6-1 guard Brandon Jennings, sources said. Jennings, who attended Dominguez High in Compton before he finished his high school career at Oak Hill Academy, has a broken right foot and is expected to be out four to six weeks, but he is expected to be healthy for All-Star weekend.”

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  • RLZ

    Don’t sleep on Jennings; the kid can fly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    hahaha, I just made a comment about this :P about why this wasn’t posted, right at that moment, it gets posted.

  • mike

    Kinda risky to do the dunk contest right after an injury

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    And LeBron won’t be participating because of “wear and tear” and becasue Blake Griffin “already has home court advantage.”
    King Lame…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Are you kidding me with this group of clowns? This may be the worst contest in 5 years. Blake should win, but as others have pointed out, his creativity in dunk contests is about as potent as Bron Crawfords Lebron lust.

  • J.C.

    get derrick rose in this thing already.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    dont hate on jenning.. watch some of his oak hill mixtapes and dude is going between the legs in games lol.. dude can soar.. and they got the wrong okc dude but whatever.. something also tells me that mcgee will be a huge letdown.. as for griffin.. damn i just feel sorry for the other dudes.. and i dont anything against lebron but hes a puss for not joining in on this.. the wear and tear of a single night is not going to hurt ya bud but hey whatever.. looks like we’ll be having another overall sucky dunk contest yet again

  • bails1

    BC of course goes after Lebron in a post that has nothing to do with him. Get over it. You’re obsessed. I’ll bet you have a room similar to something out of the movie seven with Lebron pictures hanging everywhere.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Am I the only one who knows that Jennings has a pretty shi*ty injury at the moment?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    You guys can say what you want, I’m just QUOTING your “hero” and his reasoning for not getting in the Dunk Contest, which again, were pretty lame and cowardly reasons.
    That is all…

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Everyone but McGee is on my fantasy team. I wonder how McGee is planning to dunk from the three point line. He coulnd leap from the FT line in game so he might as well move it back for show when no one is guarding him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I’m sure his career, twenty years from now, will be defined by the fact that he didn’t participate in the 2011 Dunk Contest.

  • MUBWAR

    Y do a dunk contest right after an injury. I guess some don’t want to be rich for a long period of time. I taught u were smarter than that BJ

  • http://Mrjones21901@aol.com Run’n'Gun219

    this should be a cool dunk contest. all these guys are great leapers. and people try to clown Mcgee but he can really dunk

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Don’t know how smart it would be for Brandon to get in this contest so soon off of an injury…..dun know, I’ll be rooting for him though.

  • logues

    just when u think it cant get any worse. i mean serge f’in ibaka??????? might as well toss kevin love in there too. why no drose? russ westbrook? there are tons of other ppl they could have chosen

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Blake takes it hands down. Why is Ibaka in a dunk competition? They should bring back DeRozan!

  • greg

    NIQ is right about derozan i dont think he has new dunks tho try paul george, johnny flynn , will bynum, terrico white, no dunkers comming up these days ppl actualy focus on being a basketball player now lol

  • Toronto

    what no Derozan, cmon now. We want to see the young ones fly.

  • connor

    yh jennings

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    BC complaining about a player he loves to put down because said player isn’t taking part in one of the L’s main showcase events….
    Wonder what the complaints would have sounded like if Bron did participate.
    Also Brandon Jennings? Really? He’s light, fast and lanky but his hangtime is average. Also never seen a creative dunk or a posterization since he’s been in the League. (but the MIL fans can shed light on that)

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    This might be the 1st dunk contest where we’ll see a grisly head injury to one of the participants; cause Ibaka, Mcgee and Griff all jump so high, heads might smash into rim.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Had Bron participated, Dark, I’d have no complaints.
    And really, it’s not about him not participating — which seems to be registering with no one because it’s me — it’s his reasons on why.
    Wear and tear? Seriously? Gimme a break. That’s never seemed to bother any of the other hundreds of guys who’ve participated in the event.
    But the most damning statement — to me at least — was him basically saying that he wouldn’t compete with Blake because of the HCA with All-Star being in LA this year. That was so weak.
    He essentially admitted to being scared of the challenge and the competition that Blake Griffin presents.
    But him being afraid of challenges and competition and then having people make excuses for it is pretty much the norm these days.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Is this the first time the contest has featured mostly C/PFs?

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Uh huh, sure thing, Woj Jr.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Obsession is a strange beast.

  • hendry

    anyone saw the dunk contest that went down on that rookie photo shoot? Terrico white can FLAT out DUNK

  • spit hot fiyah

    Why only 4 guys????!!!!!!! back in the day there used to be a bunch, with 4 it’s a disaster if two of them cave in (brown, wallace last year)

  • BE.water

    I know of three of those guyz hops and dunks…But Sege Ibaka? I haven’t seen much of his highlights, but i’ll assume dude got some good jams if he’s in

  • BE.water

    I know of three of those guyz hops and dunks…But Sege Ibaka? I haven’t seen much of his highlights, but i’ll assume dude got some good jams if he’s in

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Somebody’s gotta call it like it is, E.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    I like LeBron, but c’mon man, just enter the d*mn contest! I have to agree with Bryan Crawford, if you don’t want to enter, fine, but don’t make up these lame excuses. Like I said, I love Bron’s game, love watching him, don’t think he’s a bad guy but the things he says something, I can’t remember him being this clumsy in Cle.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I’d actually like to see Kobe in the contest for old times sake, but I guess he’s just a bi*ch for not wanting to get his title back from 14 years ago.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    See how ridiculous that sounds?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    @Eboy, what has your kobe comment to do with anything? @BE.water, Serge Ibaka got some hops, he won a dunk contest while he was playing in Spain too, he did some nice dunks, a free-throw line dunk, and the Andre Iguodale, alley-oop of the back of the backboard dunk. I think he will suprise some people with his jams.

  • T-Money

    BC: Seriously, don’t you think you care just a little bit too much about what Bron says or does off the court? I mean, this is getting awkward. Or cute. I’m not sure.

  • Double j

    Eboy, that shit is lame. Lebron is the premier dunker in the league, hands down. Why is it year after year he refuses to let the fans see what they want? Is it just all about him? What happened to the passion of the game. isn’t excitement what this sport is all about?

  • Dave

    Please someone sign James white so he can be in the dunk contest…and put terrico white, drose, and Blake griffin in the contest…please mr. Stern can you make that happen…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    It shows blatant stupidity, Jahmai. Did Kobe go back to the Dunk Contest after he won it as a rookie? No. Why? Cause I would think either he a) decided once was enough b) didn’t give a sh*t about it once he was no longer a teenager c)decided that trying to win and get his game better was more important d)wanted to enjoy the All-Star experience more on his playing merits or e)came to the conclusion that an event that was once “gangsta” in it’s execution was no longer respected an or warranted the presence of the games best talent. All I can say is if Bron is “scared” of Blake’s potential, the Kobe must have been terrified of getting in there with Vince because….surprise, surprise….Kobe was called out for not getting “in the ring” with Vince when Carter was destroying cats in this situation. Again, revised history is for suckers.

  • Addam

    I obviously like Griffin to win it all, but I also like McGee. He’ll probably try the dunks he missed last month during his games though.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Hey, at least Kobe has a dunk title and wasn’t scared to compete, E. He never said he’d do it and then later backpedaled.
    Dominique wasn’t scared of the HCA when he went up against MJ in Chicago in ’88, was he?
    He was robbed (a 45 for a 2-handed windmill still boggles the mind), but still, he competed. That’s my whole point.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    And if memory serves, I don’t remember VC getting “in the ring” with J-Rich either, E. But you keep being a revisionist though… sucker.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Your point is invalid. Well, in your Bronhate filled world it’s a major sore point apparently but hey, we can’t stop your flow. And no, Kobe never said he’d do it and then backpeddled, dude never responded when writers asked him if he would take on the Vince challenge and he just laughed it off in the weeks before the All-Star games that Vince competed in. His fake-a*s “what, me? Worry about that dude?” that he comes out with a couple of times a year still to this day. My memory is rock solid, B. Trust me. Dude didn’t want any part of Vince in that forum. If your theory that Bron is scared of Blake holds water, so does mine.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Yes, I’m sure Vince was terrified. Please, B, you sound silly. I don’t know if you are trying too intentionally, but if you think for a moment that prime Vince would have lost a dunk contest to J-Rich…well, I’m not sure what to think, actually.

  • DemiGod

    HA HA HA !! B Crawfish breath Swallow Diss ! coz U all up on Brons tip like a h0m05exua1 neurologist !

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Vince may have been the single BEST dunk contest performer, ever. Let that marinate. Then put me back on blast for making another valid point you can’t turn the screw on. Michael, Doctor J, Dominique were all monstrous. Vince just seemed to have another level. That’s only my opinion. Kobe, J-Rich, JR Rider, Dwight were all a step below those dudes.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Mine is not a theory, E. Your boy SAID those things. But of course my point is invalid because of my position on LeBron.
    But somehow, in your Kobehate filled world, never responding to a challenge that was never issued is far worse than committing and then backpedaling and saying that one person has a HCA so you’re not going to COMPETE.
    You’re being so hypocritical right now.
    And for someone with such a “rock solid” memory, you seem to be forgetting that VC only competed in and won, ONE dunk contest.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Current great players in the league that have not competed in a dunk contest (all must be bit*hes apparently): Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade(two Chicago guys, what a shock)Russell Westbrook……

  • Shem

    They should have only 1 big man a year. This year it should be Blake. Jennings is good but he’s coming off an injury. As for McGee and Ibaka… wow this is gonna suck. The best dunk I can see Ibaka doing is a windmill..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    No sh*t, Bron. So did Kobe. What’s your point? Kobe was asked if he wanted to get his title back and that his competitive fire must burn to have a dunk contest matchup with a guy like Vince. He never answered. Do some research.

  • Jackie Moon

    Lebron backed out. He said he’d do it. Sound familiar?
     
    He’s probably wishing he did it his first few years now. I’m sure he’ll enter, as soon as the league agrees not to put anyone in the dunk competition that might threaten his winning the contest.
     
    How awesome would it have been to have Blake and Lebron in the same dunk contest? Too bad.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    If you’re going to crucify Kobe for not trying to his title back, then you must do the same for VC, and to be fair, you must crucify LBJ for the things that he’s done and said regarding this event. That’s all I’m saying.
    And nice of you to try to ish on Chicago (like you always do) to try and deflect what the REAL subject of the convo is.
    This ain’t a courtroom and I’m way sharper than that, homie.
    And Russell Westbrook would’ve been in the contest had the NBA not had the dumb idea to let fans vote in the final contestant and had fans not been even dumber and voted Rudy Fernandez in.
    You do some research… Or as most lawyers do, find some clerk to do it for you.

  • Jackie Moon

    Which of the following players said on TV that they would be in the dunk contest?:
    &nsbp;
    Russell Westbrook? No  
    Dwyane Wade? No  
    Derrick Rose? No  
    Lebron James? Yes

  • Noel

    Eboy and jackie moon highlight the issue here. Problem: as is, the contest is going to suck. Solution: Blake v Lebron. Why doesn’t he do it?I mean he is the chosen one after all

  • Jer Boi

    FYI it’s completely understandable I’d Kobe was afraid if VC. Carters the best dunked ever. LeBron has nothing to be afraid of but he seems like he is

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    @Jackie Moon, great point, if you say you’re going to do it and THAN not do it, that’s stupid. In that case, just shut the f*ck up, don’t get my hopes up.

  • http://jayemmbee23.tumblr.com Clutch Performer

    Kobe entered and won, and didnt go back, thats fair
    Lebron said he would enter then backed out on his promise.
    thats the point, and that hes never entered to this point, Dwade and DRose have never made intentions to enter, while bron has. the quotes dont help his case, wear and tear and HCA just shout hes afraid,

    Clearly they dont live off the mantra of MJ and Nique and other classic dunkers, “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying”
    if Bron had said nothing and not entered, or made no movements saying he wanted to, then it would be fine, it just looks cowardly

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    The Cowardly Lyin’ King…

  • mike
  • miller126

    Throwback to 2007, Blake Griffin High School Dunk Contest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzYqv3H3mE

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    For a bunch of chicks that hate the dude, you sure seem like you want to see him more than the casual fan. Creepy motherfuc*ers.

  • OvaChicken

    Not suprisingly B.Cs comments seem to have a h0m05eksually neurological obsession like undertone. Why U ask ? Well ask him yourselves.

  • OvaChicken

    Bonus Question : Guess who was called Brain Crawfish-Breath in high school ! :-)

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Actually, the way that you people fawn all over the dude seems much more obsessively homo to me.

  • OvaChicken

    B.C. 12:54 : answer to your question. What U hating Bron ? Blake Griffin Might win the Dunk Contest. But if he doesnt im blaming you. simply because youre a FANNY BOZ !!!!

  • T-Money

    BC: it’s my understanding that you have access to NBA locker rooms and media scrums. Have you ever voiced your opinion to the man himself?

  • T-Money

    BC: Actually, no. If not homo, your obssession with Bron is at the very least bizarre. You bring up LeBron out of the blue in any discussion. Nobody was talking about him here. I’m pretty sure that LeBron is the player you talk about the most – and that’s pathetic considering that you don’t even like him. (or so you say…)

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    T-Money, voicing my “personal” opinions about him, TO him, in an NBA locker room would be highly unprofessional.
    I’m not some crazed protester waving an “LBJ Sucks!” sign in that environment. I’m a working professional in that setting and I behave accordingly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Crawardly Lion.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Nice try, E… Great play on words, too.

  • OvaChicken

    If you hadn’t noticed nobody has wrote anything remotely good on this page bout Bron. Because we know Bron MAYBE had a chance to win it when he was younger. Now he has focused his sights on getting his first title so why bother risking an injury repeatedly attempting the 3point dunk. It’s your constant, pointless HATE that annoys me. Alot of people already know that you have a major psychological disorder & i never agreed with bullying either but U need to tone it down coz youre just hurting yourself in the long run. Heres one: Have you EVER tried to express yourself in a positive manner ?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    You’ve been trying to get my attention for a few days now, so try this…
    NEWS FLASH: I could care less about what annoys YOU about ME. And when the subject isn’t LBJ, I express myself positively all the time.

  • Jackie Moon

    @eboy (I’m assuming your attemped slight of “chicks” was directed at me). Nothing wrong with being a chick. Ask Holly.
     
    Anyhoo, yes, I want to see Lebron in the dunk contest. Yes, I want him on my team. I want DWade, I want Dwight Howard, and I’m glad the team I root for has Kobe and Pau. I think Bryan goes a bit far to call Lebron “cowardly”, but I do think Lebron wants to put himself in a situation where he will have a 90% chance to win, to throw a number out there. But I want to see the hero beat the odds, to climb the mountain, and to be the hero you have to at least try, and you’re going to fail, a lot. The 2010-11 Heat winning the title is not beating the odds. Kobe Bryant in 2004 making it back to the Finals in 2008 and then winning in 2009 is beating the odds.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I almost wish each comment that’s posted could have a musical track attached to it. Jackie’s 2:29p comment would obviously have Pomp and Circumstance playing behind it.

  • riggs

    lebron would have won back some fans if he had joined (Even though the competition wouldve sucked). im with B.C. on this one except for the coward part, more like underachiever

  • OvaChicken

    Aye In a negative manner? That’s why looking at your comments peeps are thinkin’ & that dude used to write articles here? Just because you use big words doesn’t stop you from being an imbecilic sheep shagger. All i’m saying is i know you could care less WE CAN SEE THAT but i worry 4 u man. I bet you get hyped up watching Bron hilites listening to ” I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW , I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW !!! ” & when Bron wins his first title YOUR HEAD WILL EXPLODE !!! BOOK IT !!

  • OvaChicken

    B Griffin 4 President !! yeah i said it

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Nah, it really ain’t that serious with me.
    I’m just here to provide a perspective that differs from that of the masses. You guys really think I’m THAT psycho in my dislike of LBJ?!
    In my real life outside of this virtual one, I can promise you that I pay that dude no attention whatsoever.
    You guys are the ones that get all worked up over it, not me. You guys are the ones that call me names and say I’m all sorts of weird things, all because I don’t like your favorite basketball player?
    And I’m the crazy one?!
    Maybe you should check yourselves before you try and check me. I have you dudes eating out of my hand every time I bring his name up and quite frankly, it’s funny to me. It says more about you guys than it does me.

  • Jackie Moon

    @eboy and then *slow clap*

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Your talking about how you feel about LeBron again today? You talk about LeBron and how much you think people love him/hate you every day just about. Give it a rest

  • OvaChicken

    BC : Well talk about Bron when the time is right , don’t Bring him up in everything you write.It makes you look obsessively enfatuated with the man. It’s Griffle Time Mo Fo!!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Someone put Rodney Carney in the dunk contest, I want to see a thru-the-legs from the FT line in an NBA contest

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Fortunately, Bron isn’t my favorite player. I like that little Chicago guy that led the troops to Miami. Agent D3.

  • http://Www.dimemag.com Royal

    enfatuated?

  • OvaChicken

    sorry i got carried away :-)

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    I don’t bring him up in EVERYTHING that I write (or talk about him everyday, nbk), I only do it when it’s fitting.
    And as I’ve already stated, this topic is about the dunk contest and given the statements that he’s made in regards to it, it’s fitting.

  • Jackie Moon

    Coddammit, let’s talk about something different today, like Kobe.

  • Hammer

    Yes. Bring back derozan cuz he was such a gr8,gr8 show-up last yr! And yes,that was sarcasm. 2 hell w/derozan!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    “I don’t bring him up in EVERYTHING that I write (or talk about him everyday, nbk), I only do it when it’s fitting.” In the words of the legendary Nerve….this comment by Bron would get him about 10 years up the river and in the clink for treacherous testimony.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    like i said, just about everyday – which may be fitting, if hating on something is ever fitting.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    the nerve definitely can’t spell treacherous

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Why is jennings in this?. Why is ibaka in this? Is javale gonna try th ft line dunk? Is blake going to be like shannon brown? Why does crawford always bring up bron in every damn post? Why is he so obsessed?. Why does he act like hes just responding to others, when clearly he is the one who constantly brings up bron in posts that dont involve him? ?. Why are his attempts to rationalize this always funny?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    It can’t be hating if it’s the truth. The coward thing was my own interjection, but everything else was true. So how is that hating? I didn’t make anything up.
    Unless of course the mere fact of me bringing up the comments constitutes as hating?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Why does everyone love LBJ? Why are they so obsessed with feeling the need to protect him from me? Why does everyone get upset because I’m not a fan? Why are everyone’s attacks on me always so personal?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Treacherous testimony? Emiddleagedman, you watched tthe spurs knicks game last night didnt you? Clyde rubbed off on you huh?

  • LA Huey

    I predict The Griffin will crash other contestants’ dunks with jams of his own.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Bron, stop playing the victim. That’s not your style, is it?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Nah, E. You know me better than that. Just biting Tarzan’s.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Just because people don’t think he is the scum of the basketball world doesn’t mean they love him. And its your insistence on reminding us that you hate LBJ and what he did by forming an “aau team” as you like to say week in and week out. That is hating, what you say is in no way the truth, infact you said LeBron wasn’t a special player. Your a complete liar whether it pathological or not if you think what you normally say is not hating but is merely the truth

  • robb

    DRose needs to be there.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    what in the world makes Brandon Jennings even worthy of an invitation to the Dunk Contest? Wtf, he has what 2 dunks his whole career?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Uhm, nbk, since you’re perpetually slow, let’s review my comments TODAY, shall we?
    1. I did not mention the AAU thing and I haven’t in quite a while, let alone week in, week out. So get that straight.
    2. Yes, I said LBJ wasn’t “special,” but not TODAY.
    3. I QUOTED the man with regards to what he said about his participation in the Slam Dunk Contest. I didn’t “lie” or make any of those things up because if I had, don’t you think that would’ve been pointed out by now?
    Look, if you’re too stupid to read my comments and follow along when they’re right there IN FRONT OF YOU and instead choose to bring up things that I said a long time ago as a means of trying to insult me, then the best thing for you to do is not address me at all because — between me and you — I take great pleasure in shredding you. It’s so easy.
    Are we clear?

  • http://danielh-orlandomagic.blogspot.com/ D12FSU

    huh, besides Griffin this is kinda a let-down. I never really pictured Jennings as a high flyer.. as for Ibaka, he’s athletic but dunk contest athletic? McGee should be intresting though, a guy over 7 foot who can jump out of the building…it will be Griffin vs Mcgee in the finals, but Blake will be the run away winner

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    thos are called examples. You need me to define example? You ask why people attack you personally (I never ever do that) and your gonna call me stupid, for naming examples of things you have said? Did I said you said those things today? I said you complain about LeBron almost daily (which is true) said you hate on him (you said you didn’t) so i used an example. Your completely ignorant and arrogant the way you talk to people, Lang should fire you or ban you from the comment section for the way you get defensive and butthurt, and insult the readers of your magazine for not agreeing with your filth. Go to sleep bryan, your dreams likely carry more logic then you conscious

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Nbk is gettn salty

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    I’m not doing “examples” today, nbk. Nor did I ask for yours. I’m trying to keep things relevant and on topic in case you haven’t noticed. Wait, who am I kidding?
    Of course you didn’t notice.
    I don’t care if anyone agrees with me, especially not you. That doesn’t matter to me. You came wrong and you got checked. It is what it is, so deal with it, young man.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Bryan Crawford Posted: Jan.5 at 9:35 am
    And LeBron won’t be participating because of “wear and tear” and becasue Blake Griffin “already has home court advantage.”
    King Lame… – That was relevant to you? 4th comment of the board and you insist on calling out LeBron? Because the dunk contest said anything about LeBron? If that’s relevant to call out “king lame” in an article that doesn’t mention him and has absolutely nothing to do with him then there’s no reason to argue, your obviously a genius. And that arrogant you got checked bs is pathetic, you checked me how? I got points off for calling you out? I’m off the slam commenter power rankings? lmao your funny

  • T-Money

    nah, bc… it says more about YOU than about anybody else. if everyone had to be defined in these boards, the first thing that would come up for you would be “dude who hates on bron all the time”, even before your love for the bulls, derrick rose or kobe bryant. tell me i’m lying. there’s not one other regular who constantly bash the same player (maybe jtaylor with kobe). it just makes for bad, circular conversation. you may be frontin like you’re not getting it but i know that deep down you’re a pretty rational guy. / jackie moon: #1 jersey, #1 shoe, top 3 asg vote.. i think his popularity is doing just fine (except in msg boards and comments section of course).

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Like I said, nbk, you’re perpetually slow and a waste of time to continue talking to any further. Enjoy the rest of your day browsing the site.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    We’re all defined by something, T-Money. And yes, I’m extremely rational even though in this virtual world I appear to be anything but.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    your condescending comments are hilarious, not in like an “ohh burn” kinda way, but in a “wait a second, this guy gets paid to write for a living? and thats the best he can come up with? wait isn’t there supposed to be something intelligent in there?” sorta way

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    you just admitted that your irrational after you defended yourself about being relevant and on topic. i hope you realize that

    Bryan Crawford -
    I’m trying to keep things relevant and on topic in case you haven’t noticed. Wait, who am I kidding?
    Of course you didn’t notice.

    Bryan Crawford – (with no mention of LeBron anywhere previously, at all) And LeBron won’t be participating because of “wear and tear” and becasue Blake Griffin “already has home court advantage.”
    King Lame…

    Bryan Crawford -
    We’re all defined by something, T-Money. And yes, I’m extremely rational even though in this virtual world I appear to be anything but.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    *yawns*

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Wow, even this became a LeBron discussion.
    That dude has power.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    He’s not the only one…

  • BE.water

    WTF, why are dudes posting under my name?

  • Jackie Moon

    @t-money – I think his popularity is fine, too. I was only stating what I wish to see from him. He can be who he wants to be, but I’m still going to write my opinion on it. Live your life, LBJ. Long … live .. the KING! hahahah

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Alright, I know I’m probly jumping in with the sharks here but I’ve gotta side a little bit with Bryan. nbk, I haven’t heard you make a concrete claim against the man beyond, “He brings up LeBron a lot then insults him.” If LeBron is relevant to the topic (it’s the dunk contest so he is) then Bryan can do what he wants. Additionally, I think that LeBron backing out of the contest is worse than Kobe not defending his crown. Is it cowardly? I don’t think so. But nbk, you should learn to argue less angrily and Bryan, you can be condescending at times. Either way, I enjoyed reading these comments.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Wait. I know how to get crawford to stop talking about only bron…. ……. …. Derrick rose sucks, hes a ballhog and nothing special, and noah has reached his ceiling, and couldnt carry rodmans jockstrap. That should do it.

  • LA Huey

    “No one man should have all that Power”

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Caboose how is LeBron relevant to the dunk contest? Because two years ago, the day after the contest he said he would compete a year later? That makes him relevant? ANd I will argue with someone who calls me stupid however I want, I did not say anything rude, or insulting to Bryan at all before he said that.

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    It is relevant because of LeBron’s comments made about HCA. And as for you defending, I’d have given you props if you’d gone after Bryans comment with more reasoned points, not pathological assaults. That being said, Bryan’s comment was unnecessary but your response made you sound like the emotional one.

  • Jackie Moon

    @caboose What about me? What about me?

  • bravo

    demar derozan can dunk better than all the above

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Haha are you serious Jackie? Sarcasm translates horribly over comments. (Btw, I tend to side with you a lot on this site)

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    the pathological thing wasn’t an insult, I was serious. If Bryan thinks his normal anecdotes on LeBron are not hating then he is a pathological liar. That or stupid, but i’m not one to just call a person stupid and assume they don’t understand the meaning of the words and phrases they are using, that is not my style. And me as a commenter and customer of this company, am allowed to react “emotionally” when an employee insults my intelligence.

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    and bravo, after seeing Derozan last year, he seems to be more of an in-game dunker. I’ll take Blake Gryffindor any day.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Clyde

    Brandon Jennings can definitely throw down, but I’d rather he stayed out of the contest since he’ll just be coming off an injury. At least for the sake of my fantasy teams that are already being killed by injuries lol.

  • greg

    can someone explain why players who are on good teams avoid this competition, i kno they dont need the money but ive done a dunk contest and i felt fine afterwards

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    I’m not saying you didn’t have a right to go after Bryan, I think most of us here would have. However, I question your method only because it came off as whiny. I do not wholly disagree with the points you made, they just seem to be driven by spite, not by reason.

  • Jackie Moon

    @caboose “Sarcasm translates horribly over comments.” Maybe THAT’s why I’m so misunderstood. I has a sad face.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    fair enough caboose

  • Michael

    Bryan C please shut up u wack h0mo. Seriously stop talking about bron, When people tell u to shut up they’re not defending Bron they’re just sick of you talking about him, u must never stop thinking about him. Eveyone is tired of hearing the same sh*t recycled for real.

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Yeah, I got nothing against you nbk (I was reading your MVP predictions and you’re spot on). Happy commenting. And Jackie, I enjoy the arguments you make; they just tend to be pretty safe and side with the majority. But you do make quite good points.

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    And Jackie, I wonder how many fights are started on here because of confusion over sarcasm? Haha

  • Jackie Moon
  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    oh I know, I wasn’t taking offense, and good lookin on reasonable responding, can’t stand when people take a disagreement personally

  • http://slamonline.com Caboose

    Agreed to that nbk, there are many people here who find the need to attack others directly if their favorite player is insulted.

  • Jackie Moon

    @caboose probably a lot, because I tend to mock people by using their methods of argument and creating an example using the same method to come to a ridiculous conclusion. Doesn’t usually work. They usually think I am actually making that argument, instead of showing how horrid their logic is. Big surprise, right?

  • Noel

    makelebrondunk.com

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Haha if you actually got to say that to their face, then it’s a decent strategy. Here, it makes you just sound like a hypocrite, unfortunately. Sad really, because some people here really need to think about their arguments before posting.

  • Drew

    Since it’s in LA, Griffin can just do standing dunks by the basket and he’ll take home the trophy. No one else stands a chance.

  • OvaChicken

    So the Bron Gang Fends off another nad. Good Work Everybody ! I’m glad the Griffler is aight to go & McGhee should be fun to watch too but they gots to change the rest of the lineup. If you want Griff, Bron & Kobe + anybody else VOTE 4 DA DUNK CONTEST VOTE !!! One !

  • Loaf

    Jackie moon I love you, just for having the name jackie moon earns 10 extra brownie points with me hahahaha

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Ibaka’s got hops which enable him to play undersized at the PF spot. This will be interesting since 3 of 4 dunkers are frontcourt, power forward players… aka big men. Jennings has crazy leaping ability btw.

  • the nerve

    dacre u rang? i said i wouldnt come back up but i think tha peoplez wanna see “nerve”. ima sensation up here.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Shut up nerve. ……. Teddy, isnt ibaka 6 10? Thats not undersized.

  • Jackie Moon

    You love me! You really love me!

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Jackie Moon is a cool name that he chose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Serge Ibaka?? WTF?

  • Klemperer

    Is this the tallest SDC ever? Check Ibaka’s vert test at the end of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-6opHOfJJE

  • JTaylor21

    I can’t believe that people have the nerve to be mad at a player that refuses to be in a silly a** dunk contest. What does he gain by going into the dunk contest and winning it? Does it automatically make people believe he’s all of a sudden a great guy? Does it automatically make him a HOF player? Does it automatically win him a chip? What the hell does he gain by going into something as useless as a dunk contest. It was just yesterday that chaps on this site defended and sided with Pip for refusing to enter a playoff game because his coach hurt his little feelings and today they are chastising Bron for not entering something as irrelevant as the dunk contest. People are really losing it and may the Lord have mercy on us all.

  • BostonBaller

    Jennings has hops & BGriff is a beast dunker in the games but that doesn’t make them contest worthy. I’m not saying they aren’t but whoever picks the contestants are either terrible at it or had only a couple of players to choose from. lol. Creativity please….

  • jrok

    WTF, the only player of the 4 they selected who deserves to be there is Blake Griffin… guess it’s once again not much worth watching this year…

  • Loaf

    Jackie moooooooooooooooooooon “merger merger merger merger”

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