OK, I have to admit I first thought this was a spoof. But it’s not. That’s really Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. They should’ve made this commercial 20 years ago!
Gerald Green, last year’s slam dunk champ, was runner up this year. He pulled out this amazing dunk on his 1st dunk — blowing out a candle while dunking — but only received 45 of 50 points. Maybe the judges didn’t see that he actually blew out the candle.
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Dwight Howard (who is over 7 foot tall) won the dunk competition yesterday night, pulling out some dunks that I have never seen before (and I’ve watched every competition except the ABA one won by Dr. J). The “Superman” dunk may have been the most original. If you watch, Howard literally throws the ball from high above the rim and into the basket. Not sure if he planned it that way, but it worked.
Of all the professional sports, the NBA is leading the way in online videos. This video is amazing. I love it.
News: The NBA and TNT have teamed up on YouTube to allow you to ask TNT analysts Charles Barkely, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson a question on YouTube — which will be answered on TV on November 1. Post your question to the video on YouTube.
Video compliments of the NBA.
News: NBA announced a deal with YouTube to deliver basketball highlights on YouTube. Also, the NBA is holding a contest for people to send in their best basketball moves. See the video below. (Sorry, my best BBall moves would not make anyone’s highlight reel.) Even more exciting, on the NBA’s own site, users can apparently create their own mashups of NBA basketball highlights on NBA Highlight Mixer, through which you can synch in music from the NBA library. This is fantastic! I wonder what Mark Cuban has to say now.