I am watching the NBA All Star competiton. While I wait for the slam dunk content, I was checking out old slam dunk offerings. Some of these are just awesome. I love the 1986 contest that Spud Webb won. I love when a 5’6″ short guy wins the slam dunk contest. I love when short tennis players win too. Being a pituitary giant shouldn’t make you a star. My favorite dunk of all time though, didnt come from the NBA. It was from the AND1 league. Check out the 720 dunk. Although, I have to admit that this dunk by Vince Carter, in a real game, is stunning.
When I was younger, I would try and try and try, but could never quite get high enough. Once in college, I got a fast break and ran up the court. My adrenaline was pumping. I launched up in the air and realized that I was high enough to dunk easily. However, I didn’t think I was going to be that high. I misjudged the distance to the basket. I tried to get the ball in. Klunk! I missed.
Moral of the story: Slamming the ball is more than just jumping high enough.
UPDATE: I just finished watching. The birthday cake slam and the superman slam were AWESOME. I’ll post youtube when its posted.