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    Default DeMar DeRozan Dunk Contest

    DeMar DeRozan has confirmed he will be participating in Slam Dunk Contest in Dallas!
    The best part of the night for me was talking to DeMar DeRozan who confirmed that he will be participating in the dunk contest during All-Star weekend in February (remember SLAMonline broke that news first) and he said that he had “Some s**t,” so everybody get ready. He didn’t seem to be up on dunk contest history too much because he asked me if any rookies had ever won it. I told him that JR Rider won when he was a rookie, as well as Kobe Bryant and Gerald Green. But it was no big deal; I just liked the way that he was thinking. Raptor Nation, you may have another dunk title coming your way real soon.
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    I expect him to win :yeah:

    I also love cheering for a Raptor on Saurday night

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    Nice!

    I'm glad he's going to be participating. Hopefully he'll be able to live up to the smack talk about beating LeBron

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    Yah that's nice.

    But So What!

    Dunk contest participation says nothing about your ability to play (Gerald Green).

    Give me 3 more wins and no Raptor in the All-Star festivities!
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    I'm happy for him, but I won't get as excited as I did when I thought Moon was going to be the cat's meow. Talk about a huge disappointment and poor dunk selection on his behalf.

    But overall, that particular dunk competition was a joke. D12's "Superman" schtik was ridiculous mostly because he didn't even dunk the damn ball.

    Anyhow, the competition as a whole has been a huge disappointment since Vince won it. Hopefully DeMar can instill come excitement once again.

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    I hope it's nnot like Moon's. I was so hyped up then I felt so dissapointed in a first round loss. I think DD has more creativity to make better dunks
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    He won the McDonald's one in high school and had some pretty good stuff. Check it out


    And a lot of great players have won the contest, I'd say Gerald Green is an exception in general.

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    That is better IMO
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    I don't know if DeRozan has the creativity to win, but who knows.
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    I hope Shannon Brown gets in, he has some ridiculous hops.
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    Didn't Nate Robinson say that he would only come back if LeBron was in it this year? I'm pretty sure LeBron is backing out of it right now, which would mean a star-less dunk contest, BAD for the NBA.

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    Lebron is too chicken cuz he knows DD will beat him down :P
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    agreed

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    I think he has a chance to win it. The dunk comp helped propel Carter's career and I think while DeRozan isn't on the same rookie level that Carter was on, by winning the dunk comp it will give him added confidence and maybe a greater sense of belonging? Just an idea...

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    HAve the other 3 contenstants been decided. That might help us decide if DD has a chance in winning or not
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    I think he has a reasonable chance no matter who it is. He can hop with the best of them and so it will only come down to creativity and execution. I'm sure he's already planning.

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    Hopefully he is focusing more on his game then the dunk competition
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    Very good point Gurkang and I agree but we need to be excited about this too. Maybe we'll see a few in game windmill jams leading up to all-star weekend?

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    Yea no doubt man. It is so awesome havingsomebody to cheer for on the Saturday events. Can't wait for those highlight reel jams you are talking about either :dancing:
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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    I'm happy for him, but I won't get as excited as I did when I thought Moon was going to be the cat's meow. Talk about a huge disappointment and poor dunk selection on his behalf.

    But overall, that particular dunk competition was a joke. D12's "Superman" schtik was ridiculous mostly because he didn't even dunk the damn ball.

    Anyhow, the competition as a whole has been a huge disappointment since Vince won it. Hopefully DeMar can instill come excitement once again.
    Completely agree with the Dwight Howard comment. I mean it was NOT even a DUNK! And I'm also getting sick of the costumes, they're getting old. Using costumes once was creative, but copying everyone else is just lame.

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