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LeBron James Done With Dunk Contest; Can Anyone Take His Place?

LeBron James recently admitted to various media sources that he was “getting too old” for the dunk contest, and would rule out ever participating.  That’s funny, since I don’t remember him taking part even when he was younger, but c’est la vie.  But without his, and other stars’, participation, the dunk contest, now mired in uninspiring jams from names you don’t recognize (much like Now! albums from the 90s), is in danger of losing any appeal it once had to a mass audience.  No, I don’t want to see Javale McGee botch a dunk three times before settling for something easier.  And I’d rather not have Blake Griffin, amazing though he is, try to sell me a car during the contest.  That’s what commercials are for, Blake.  You know, like those Subway ads you run?  Plus, you didn’t even jump over the tall part of the car.  Yeah, I said it.

So without LeBron (and many of the other “All-Stars”), what’s a dunking contest to do?  Well, I put together a few totally unbiased and completely random highlights from people who might be willing to participate.  See if their dunks are up to snuff:

I’d say with these guys all participating, BBN’s chances of getting a Dunk Champion are pretty high.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go run into people at full speed while shouting “Here’s Kidd-Gilchrist!”

Article written by Corey Nichols

11 Comments for LeBron James Done With Dunk Contest; Can Anyone Take His Place?



  1. Jessdogky
    6:21 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    Of all the former UK players I would like to see Eric Bledsoe!!



  2. Corey Nichols
    6:24 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    1 – Bledsoe would be, and is, Nasty with a capital N.



  3. HicksPickSix
    6:24 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    Great post, Corey! You know SO much about the NBA!



  4. Kyfan2012
    6:31 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    OH how I miss these guys!!!!



  5. Screw Kight
    6:58 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    Where is the follow dunk by Miller! That was the best one all year!



  6. Corey Nichols
    7:22 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    3 – Thanks. I keep up when I can; I mostly just follow the UK players and their teams, plus the Heat. Always been a Miami guy for whatever reason.



  7. CAUKFAN
    8:00 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    That’s easy…….Kidd-Gilchrist!



  8. Drew
    8:39 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    What about the double alley from Bledsoe to Wall to Patterson??



  9. Gus Chiggins
    8:45 pm December 23, 2012 Permalink

    The more I watch last years team the more I realize how special they were. The MKG dunk was underrated for its nastiness.



  10. Hilldogg
    4:36 am December 24, 2012 Permalink

    I guess Kenny “Sky” Walker never won a dunk contest in the NBA.



  11. Leroy Bird
    1:56 pm December 24, 2012 Permalink

    Bledsoe would do well. Most dunk contests the judges usually like the little guy and we know EB throwdown. That Jones cross and cram was nasty. Miller’s dunk on the Ole Miss player last year was one of the best.