Slam Dunk-A-Roo

Last night was the 2012 NBA Slam Dunk contest, which in my opinion is one of the most entertaining sporting events to watch – especially during an all-you-can-drink package at your favorite local establishment.

This year’s contestants really got creative and were refreshingly less cheesy than Blake Griffin’s over-the-car dunk from last year. In the end, Utah’s Jeremy Evans took the cake.

Evans, got into the competition as a replacement for injured New York guard Iman Shumpert. Reports show he earned 29 percent of the 3 million votes cast. He beat out Houston’s Chase Budinger, Indiana’s Paul George and Minnesota’s Derrick Williams for the Jazz’s first-ever trophy in the contest.

Evans dunked with a camera on his head, slammed two basketballs as he soared over a seated assistant and rocked a Karl Malone jersey to dunk over comedian Kevin Hart (celebrity all-star MVP) dressed as a mailman.

Another one of my favorite dunks of the night was when Budinger jumped over Mr. P.Diddy. The fact that anyone can jump over another man is unreal, I can’t even jump up 6 stairs.

Jumping over men seemed to be the theme of the evening as Indiana’s Paul George also jumped over two large guys, his Pacers teammates Roy Hibbert and Dahntay Jones.

If you missed the event, you can watch the highlights below :-)

Slam Dunk the Funk: James vs Griffin

Whoa…what is in the water in the NBA? There have been some serious dunks the past few days, these men are superhuman beasts.

As of Sunday, Lebron James’ one-handed alley-oop dunk on Chicago’s John Lucas was at the top of the “Best Dunk of the Year” list. The Miami Heat in general make my blood boil, especially when the Bulls fall 97-93, but this utterly humiliating dunk over Lucas still makes me cringe.

Luckily, Blake Griffin knocked King James off of his South Beach throne the next night during the third quarter against the OKC Thunder. After receiving a bounce pass from Chis Paul, Griffin jumped in the lane, was met by Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins, and the rest is history. Griffin jumped over Perkins (who is 6’10”, not a little guy), slammed the ball into the hoop and actually wrapped his fingers around the rim. Impressive Mr. Griffin, that is the definition of a SLAM DUNK. The Wall Street Journal said it best, “Blake Griffin Will Dunk On Your Face” and take your manhood/dignity.

James even admitted defeat after seeing Griffin’s monster dunk.

Where you at Carlos Boozer? I’d like to see a dunk like this out of our big man, please and thank you!