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 🙂

Deng Deng He’s Our Man

Tonight the NBA is announcing the All-Star reserves and I think most Chicago fans have one man in mind for a spot, Mr. Luol Deng.

Deng is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds a game and is probably the Bulls’ best defender. I think he definitely deserves a spot. He’s going up against Celtics vets Ranjon Rondo (who I just can’t stand after he threw a punch at Rose a few years back in the playoffs) and Paul Pierce. Even though Deng missed 7 games due to a torn ligament in his left wrist, after returning the Bulls are 3-0 and have won by 23, 21 and 23 – he’s the man and I’m not the only one who thinks so, he has the support of his teammates and coaches too.

“I hope they’re good,” Bulls’ coach Tom Thibodeau told ESPN of Deng’s chances. “You guys who follow our team, I think you understand how important he is to our team. Lu doesn’t have to score to have a great impact on our team and winning. He plays great defense. He plays a great floor game. He moves without the ball. He makes the extra pass. And he has very good statistics, but you can’t measure his impact statistically. I know what he brings. I know all the coaches and all his teammates appreciate everything that he does.”

The 2012 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, February 26, at the Amway Center in Orlando. Whoever is chosen will be joining Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, and Dwight Howard on the Eastern Conference team.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed because DENG HE GOOD!