Say this much for Saturday's All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. It was creative.
Gerald Green's "Dee Brown Tribute." Nate Robinson's "Statue of Liberty." Dwight Howard's "Sticker."
This year's Slam Dunk might not have been the greatest. It sort of flickered out at the end like a broken Vegas neon sign, thanks in large part to Robinson's decision to test the limits of the Nate Robinson Rule.
But the first round at least was fun, amusing the Thomas & Mack Center crowd of 15,000 with some highly-imaginative efforts.
While Green and Robinson made it to the finals, Howard had probably the most memorable dunk of the night. Taking a lob pass from teammate Jameer Nelson, the 6-11 Magic forward leaped high and placed a sticker on the backboard with his left hand while jamming the ball home with his right. For comic effect, Nelson then pulled out a tape measure to reveal the sticker had been placed at 12'6".
Monday, February 19, 2007
NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2007 Highlights - Boston's Gerald Green
The highlight of the annual NBA All-Star game is almost never the game itself, but usually the dunk contest. The 2007 edition in Las Vegas was no exception. This report comes from Sports Illustrated: