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    Default DeRozan replaces Jennings in Dunk contest

    Source: http://nba-facts-and-rumors.blogs.cb...48484/27154273

    Hopefully its better then last year...

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    WOOOOOOOOOOO! He got robbed last year, so glad he gets another chance.

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    DD needs to shine here. Let's face it, the dunk contest has been lame since Carter won it. I hope that JuJu is his assistant this time.
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    That's nice news to hear.

    DeRozan sure is getting a lot of attention from the NBA bigwigs. He's all over the highlight videos no matter who the Raps play against. Despite his limitations (which seem to be slowly evaporating away) it is great for the club to have him. He draws attention.

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    Nice, I didn't even like the idea of Jennings being in the dunk contest, so this is a double win for most raptor fans.

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    Just goes to show that the raptors brand is still "out" there, unlike what Bosh said before

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    yes ma boy DD, is in it to win it , finally he gets his chance at redemption, I hope MustSeeBG loses now.

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    I don't understand the guy who said he got robbed.. unless you mean by himself. He was embarrassingly bad at the dunk contest.
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    I bet the order is Blake, DD,Ibaka, mcgee. Derozans dunks were goods from last year but they just werent as tight as they needed to be , he didint get enough hieght or power in them either. This year i tihnk we see a whole new derozan in the dunk comp and i say he surprises alot of ppl. Alot of ppl r saying this year is set up for blake to win and i think its pretty true. he will probably be in the allstar game this yuear to as a rookie and win the dunk comp. the nba is gonna try and hype blake for one of the nbas futre stars.i bet in the next 5 years we see alot more OK|C, LA clips and toronto raptors!

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    Quote pesterm1 wrote: View Post
    I bet the order is Blake, DD,Ibaka, mcgee.
    My thoughts exactly. Griffin is the media darling. There's no way the NBA would let him lose.

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    Nothin like a Raptor player gettin National TV Exposure this is great for the Raps, cause if Derozan wasn't in the dunk contest, they would have no other presence at the ASG other than the Rookie/Soph game - I hope he pulls the upset and takes it - it was his to lose last year, and his last dunk just wasn't good enough to hold up
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    I think DeRozan becomes an instant favorite for the finals.

    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    My thoughts exactly. Griffin is the media darling. There's no way the NBA would let him lose.
    The league doesn't decide who wins it and the league gains nothing by rigging the thing. As if the competition wasn't already on life support.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I think DeRozan becomes an instant favorite for the finals.
    Most definitely. I would be shocked if it wasn't Griffin-DeRozan in the finals.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    Most definitely. I would be shocked if it wasn't Griffin-DeRozan in the finals.
    I wouldn't be shocked at all if it was DeRozan Vs. McGee in the finals. We've had this debate on the NBA board but Griffin is a great game dunker but that in no way means he'll be a great competition dunker. There are guys in high school, college and playing street ball who could give anybody in the world a run for their money in a dunk off. It's all about creativity, difficulty and execution in the dunk competition... Unless you're short.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I think DeRozan becomes an instant favorite for the finals.



    The league doesn't decide who wins it and the league gains nothing by rigging the thing. As if the competition wasn't already on life support.
    The league would be pushing for a "bigger" name to win the competition. Maybe a bigger name guy makes some of the league stand up and take notice. Then perhaps there becomes a renaissance of sorts with the competition and more higher profile players enter next season. If Serge Ibaka wins, or if JeVale McGee wins this season, would you really care if he loses the crown next season? Most people wouldn't give a damn. If Griffin wins it, more people are gonna tune in next year's competition to see how he performs and if he can retain his crown.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I wouldn't be shocked at all if it was DeRozan Vs. McGee in the finals. We've had this debate on the NBA board but Griffin is a great game dunker but that in no way means he'll be a great competition dunker. There are guys in high school, college and playing street ball who could give anybody in the world a run for their money in a dunk off. It's all about creativity, difficulty and execution in the dunk competition... Unless you're short.
    We've all seen Griffin and his dunks this year. Most have been alleyoops but then again, we saw him almost dunk over a 7 footer in Mozgov and then take the ball half the court, twisting Gallinari all over the place before dunking on him. I haven't checked out youtube in quite some time, but I have yet to have seen a creative dunk from McGee or Ibaka. I see a lot of putback jams and alleyoops from those guys. It would take a real special putback jam or creative alleyoop for those guys to come close. Then again, that's just my opinion.

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    I think Blake already has it won. I know it's not "rigged", but Blake has all the pop, plus it is being held at his home court. Once the judges hear the crowd, they throw up the 10's. Mind you, DD is from LA,but BG is a hometown team player.

    Look at D Howard. His dunks are mainly power dunks, like BG, but he was the darling of the NBA at the time and all the judges thought we was da man.

    I hope DD wins. His last dunk last year sucked. Like Kenny the Jet said, it was his to lose, and he did. His dunk with Weems was awesome. DD's gotta go all out each and every dunk.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    The league would be pushing for a "bigger" name to win the competition. Maybe a bigger name guy makes some of the league stand up and take notice. Then perhaps there becomes a renaissance of sorts with the competition and more higher profile players enter next season.
    If Dwight Howard couldn't get the established guys off their asses then no one can. Not to mention the dunk competition has typically been a showcase for young talent not yet established as superstars. How do you know the league wants the big names in it to begin with? And by Blake Griffin winning it on boring game dunks that suddenly makes LeBron want to enter the contest? Why? If the league hoses a guy like DeRozan or McGee to give Blake Griffin extra pub that he doesn't even need it's going to make the whole think look like a joke. I'm not feeling this dunk off conspiracy theory.

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    We've all seen Griffin and his dunks this year. Most have been alleyoops but then again, we saw him almost dunk over a 7 footer in Mozgov and then take the ball half the court, twisting Gallinari all over the place before dunking on him. I haven't checked out youtube in quite some time, but I have yet to have seen a creative dunk from McGee or Ibaka. I see a lot of putback jams and alleyoops from those guys. It would take a real special putback jam or creative alleyoop for those guys to come close. Then again, that's just my opinion.
    Have Mozgov and Gallinari signed up to be Griffin props? Those are all examples of exciting game dunks but there will be only him, a ball and 30,000 people on Skills night. It's an entirely different thing. We've seen both Shannon Brown and Gerald Wallace absolutely stink at dunk competitions past and both those guys are just as good as Blake Griffin at dunking the ball. Why did they stink? No creativity in pulling off show dunks.

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    Show dunk. Never seen Blake pull this on a couple NY pylons.
    Last edited by Apollo; Thu Jan 20th, 2011 at 04:41 PM.

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    ohhhh yeah. hes gunna pull out some dutty tings this time. griffin v derozan finals is almost a lock. i think if demar blows them away the nba will have no choice but to make him the winner.

    hes just gotta bring his top shit, and then he cant loose. no more of this weak windmill shit, and through the legs, its BEEN done. we gotta see some new shit.

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