Either guy could have won the NBA dunk contest. It was a flip of the coin. The judges could have kept giving tie scores to continue watching Nate Robinson and Andre Iguodala keep dunking. The crowd wouldn't have cared. I wouldn't have cared. Better than watching ice dancing at the Olympics.
Andre had the most creative dunk of the night and in most recent memory. The ball thrown off the back of the backboard, caught, brought underneath and dunked was as difficult as it sounded to pull off. Phenomenal dunk which might have won him the dunk contest if he saved it for the finals.
The best looking dunk of the night went to Nate Robinson's dunk over Potato Webb. Even when Mr. Potato Head came out you sensed what was going to happen. Even so, the dunk brought the crowd and most players out of their seats. The fact that it took him one try and he took the ball in the air one handed and slammed it like he hated Isiah Thomas added to the presentation. He looked like mini-Jordan flying in the air.
I believe Andre probably got biased judging. After the Nate Robinson dunk over Spud, the judges were going to give him the title. Finished. Nate was already an underdog in a land of giants. They loved how he represented dunk contest history. Even though it took him fourteen tries to complete his final dunk, it still scored higher than Andre's somehow. That makes me think his potato leap dunk stuck in their minds.
I would have been happy with either dunker winning. They both put on an electric dunk contest. I'm glad some fresh ideas for new dunks were brought back to the dunk contest. I'm just tired of seeing the same dunks. Especially dunking from the free throw line at every dunk contest. Yes I know it's hard but if Jon Barry did it, then that should be put away for lack of coolness.
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2006/02/19 at 8:46 pm You can’t give the title to a guy that missed more than 20 times throughout the competition. Plus, as you mentioned, the best dunk …
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2007/09/19 at 3:38 pm Nate Rob–inson is his name and robbing Andre was his game! My opinion of the 06′ slam dunk contest is, I would have chosen …
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