Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 01:31 AM
DeMar DeRozan and Michael Jackson?
Apparently DeMar DeRozan is planning on using elements of Thriller in one of his dunks.
yes, TMZ is breaking sports stories now.
Anyways, do you think this will help or hurt his chances? On one hand, everyone loves MJ and this could be cool. On the other hand, if this isnt done right, it could look very hokey and pretty lame.
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 02:31 AM
Raptors Republic All-Star
Well it does make things more interesting.
This thing can only go two ways: either a great success or a major fail.
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 06:22 AM
Awesome idea. It's very timely. Dallas, DeMar is gonna "terrorize y'alls neighborhood".
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Raptors Republic Veteran
Maybe he'll wear a glove and have Billie Jean play while dunking and sipping from a Pepsi can simultaneously.
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 12:39 PM
It says "Thriller" so expect a choreographed zombie dance routine.
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Raptors Republic Starter
Gerald Green's "birthday candle" dunk was wack. And than D12's Superman costume was a bad joke.
If DD is planning on getting in costume and using somekind of zombie prop in his "thriller" dunk, I'm sure it'll be exciting and entertaining, but it'll be another cheesy gimmick dunk.
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Raptors Republic Rookie
Unless he is just planning on using the song "Thriller" and using the glowing eyes that Michael had at the end of the video, this is going to look incredibly cheesy and shouldn't be done.
Dwight coming out with the superman cape two years ago was about as far as someone should go. The whole phonebooth thing was over the top and ruined the contest IMO.
Think of the best contests ever, did anyone use any props? VC and T-Mac teaming up on the bounce, under the leg dunk? Michael vs. 'Nique didn't need any props. When Spud Webb dazzled everyone with his dunks, no props. Once you have to start bringing in props and outfits to sell your dunks, it's gone beyond athleticism and creativity to who can bring the funniest or corniest dunk, which shouldn't be what the contest is about.
I do realize that it is getting harder and harder to come up with anything new. A 360 or foul line dunk used to be the big crazy dunk, now they are used in the preliminary rounds. Under the leg was a huge dunk, now guys are lobbing it, catching it and putting it under their leg with a reverse dunk. Jumping over people was big too, but it's getting boring now. I have to say that players are getting more and more athletic and doing dunks that won contests years ago with ease. The creativity should be about doing more difficult dunks, not adding more theatrics or props to a normal dunk.
Thu Feb 11th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Raptors Republic Rookie