Monday, February 16, 2009

Robinson Rises Over Defending Champion

What better way to have spent Valentine's Day, then watching the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest? With a sick boyfriend, and a passion for basketball, this evening made perfect sense.

How do you top Superman capes and cupcakes? How about having a 5'9, 180 pound Nate Robinson clear defending champion, Dwight Howard's 6'11, 265 pound frame. Dressed in emerald-green Nike's, New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson cleared and dunked over Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard's head, to land the slam dunk title.

This dunk came after Howard brought out a second net, raising the rim to 12 feet. A standard NBA rim height is 10 feet. Dunking on the elevated net with ease, Howard agreed to be a prop for Robinson, who became one of the few players to win the contest for the second time.

Howard's most exciting dunk required no tricks. He tossed an alley-oop off to himself off the side of the backboard, catching it with one hand, and elevating his body before slaming it down. Robinson's final dunk was similar, where he reversed alley-oop off the bounce that he brought down to his knees before throwing it down.

What's next for the 2010 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest? LeBron James. Enough said.


Beck.rr said...

It appears we had a very similar Valentines night. Soo darn entertaining..with a glass of champagne of course! :)

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