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KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

Posted on: February 14, 2009 11:11 pm
 

PHOENIX -- So KryptoNate beats Superman. But what about the King?

Nate Robinson and Dwight Howard resurrected an otherwise snoozer of a dunk contest Saturday night with a thrilling dunk-off that featured Nate soaring over the 6-11 Howard for the winning dunk. Next year, he'll have the the King to contend with: LeBron James.

LBJ said during a courtside interview on TNT that he plans to participate in the dunk contest for the first time in his career next year at All-Star weekend in Dallas. That was the news of the night, bigger than Nate's second slam dunk title.

Robinson, who switched to a kryptonite-colored green uniform and shoes for the final round, said he'll come back for a shot at his third title next year, too. But LeBron -- assuming he was serious -- will be the headliner.

It's been a long time since the biggest star in the game has been in the dunk contest. Booking my flight to Dallas tomorrow.

 

 

Comments

Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2009 4:24 am
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

i think it was obvious that she was being comical towards the boy.




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2009 9:30 pm
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

Yeah I noticed that as well.




Since: Feb 15, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2009 7:05 pm
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

Would have been nice to see LBJ in it. Kobe is kinda on the old side and does not have the explosive athleticism that is required here. LBJ still has it, so he better do it while he's on the younger side here. Time flies




Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 7:01 pm
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

The King is the King of bad taste. Timing is everything- you don't talk about free agency in New York City and you don't talk about next year's slam dunk contest in the middle of this year's final.

Spain was shafted, the King was out of line, the broadcasters were biased and horrible. It reminded me of the shoddy jounalism during the "shock and awe" campaign. If you are going to be a credible journalist/ broadcaster, you need to go in with an open mind without any favoritism.




Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2009 11:57 am
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

I completely agree. They criticized Rudy's second dunk because it had been done before by Rex Chapman in the early 90s, but when Nate Robinson ripped off Jason Richardson's dunk from just a few years ago it was mass praise. It's obviously just a show now and not so much a competition, so I guess I shouldnt expect anything more out of it, but you would like to see the guys who deserve to win, win. It's smart by the NBA though. JR Smith Dunk Champion or Rudy Fernandez Dunk Champion isn't going to help the NBA much.




Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2009 11:16 am
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

Cavs > Florida teams

Oh BTW LeBron is better than Dwight.




Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2009 10:58 am
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

I hope it happens. The return to the marquee slam dunk contests will be arriving.




Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 4:30 am
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

I think Kobe is too old, not that he cant throw down some sick dunks, but I would like to see Howard back, Robinson, Lebron, and some other big name guy like D-Wade or maybe Josh Smith.




Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 3:59 am
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

There is NO WAY that LeBron is dunking next year..I'm callin BS




Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 2:05 am
 

KryptoNate beats Superman; what about the King?

I agree with you lanceito44 I think they need to get Lebron Kobe Vince and D-Wade in the Dunk Contest cause that would be something for the people to see and it would be the best of the best and thats all that really matters



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