Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 11:10 am  |  18 responses

Gerald Green Done With and Sick of the Dunk Contest

Despite being one of the League’s highest leapers, Gerald Green says he is just sick and tired of the NBA’s dunk contest. (We’ll always have the immortal Cupcake Jam, Gerald!) From the Suns’ team website: “I hate talking about the dunk contest. I’m just so sick of the dunk contest. I’m done with that. That point of my life I’m over with. Last year I tried to do a dunk no one has ever seen before. I wasn’t successful in it. That was the end of that book. I close the book, threw it in the treasure (chest), locked the key, threw it in the ocean and will never see it again. I’ll never be in a dunk contest again. I don’t ever want to be a part of it.”

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  • Dev

    What dunk is he talkin about?

  • Jamol Back

    maybe he was saving something but he didnt get in the finals

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    I think he was referring to that “double-dunk” he attempted when he cut off the mesh and tried dunking the ball twice.

  • Dev

    That was in the dunk contest last year? I really dont remember

  • bike

    Reading between the lines, I get the impression Gerald doesn’t want to participate in the dunk contest anymore. I could be wrong.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Yeah. I think he tried it like 3 or 4 times unsuccessfully and then ran outta time.

  • BugEyes

    He is tired of getting his dome piece concussed by the rim. NBA will have to pay for his post career head trauma bill, like the NFL

  • Ugh

    “…that no one has ever seen before.”
    Earl Mannigault fans all over NYC are rolling in their retirement home beds, Gerald.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    his between the legs in his socks is one the most underrated dunk contest dunks ever as far as degree of difficulty

  • Dfrance

    Word, only Dr. J truly appreciated what his did there. It just doesn’t work visually as far as a dunk contest is concerned. Not to mention he had already did a between the legs dunk.

  • Dfrance

    Is there a record for most dunk contests with a different team?

  • goattree

    If you don’t know what Ugh is talking about, you need to drop what you are doing and go watch the HBO Documentary “Rebound” RIGHT NOW! You will not regret it.
    “That’s TWO muthaf***kers!”

  • Interdico Scriptor

    That Manigault sh*t is BS. If Dwight can’t take it off the top of the backboard, then Earl can’t either.

  • Ugh

    Do the arithmetic. If the top of the board is 13′, which is 156″, a player who stands 6′ and has a 50″ vertical (so, the Goat) has only to reach 106″. 6′ is 72″, leaving a deficit of 34″. If his hand stretches maybe 20″ (a hasty estimate) above his head he only has to gain a little over a foot from his forward momentum to grab the top of the board on a running jump.

    Considering he was playing on a backboard in a playground in NYC in the sixties, the top of the board was probably not even 12′, let alone 13′, so I believe the stories are true. Also, if you continue to doubt, there’s footage of various players touch the top of NBA regulation backboards on YouTube. There was one of James White (6’7″) doing it, but seems now to be removed.

    In any case, it’s not the same as the double dunk.

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