Slamma Jamma

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.

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