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Official Release: Dunk Contest

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  1. Yung-T

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    Griffin, Ibaka, Jennings and McGee set for Sprite Slam Dunk
    By Official Release
    Posted Jan 5 2011 7:03PM
    NEW YORK -- There will be a new Sprite Slam Dunk champion crowned on Feb. 19, at STAPLES Center (8 p.m. ET on TNT) in Los Angeles as four first-time contestants vie for the title: the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, the Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Jennings, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka and the Washington Wizards' JaVale McGee.
    As part of the NBA and Sprite's continuing efforts to bring fans closer to the Sprite Slam Dunk, each of the four participants will be featured in a special online video series that will give fans an inside look at their preparations for the event. The series, "Sprite Slam Dunk: Countdown to the Contest," will feature each participant matched up with a dunk coach who will work with his respective player to create and practice some of the electrifying dunks that will take place during the event in Los Angeles.

    Griffin will match up with TNT analyst and two-time Slam Dunk participant (1990, 1991) Kenny Smith; Jennings will practice with NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins; McGee will work with NBA TV/TNT analyst and five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber; and Ibaka will prepare with Thunder teammate and 2009-10 NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant. Each episode also will feature a "dunk selection ceremony" where the participants will choose which dunks they want to keep and which they decide to send to "the bench." Fans will be able to keep up with the latest development in the series, which will tip off tomorrow and will run through the week of the event, by viewing the latest weekly episodes at NBA.com/Dunk.
    Fans will again have the opportunity to determine the winner of the Sprite Slam Dunk as part of the "They Dunk. You Decide" campaign, which debuted as part of the event in 2008.
    The two dunkers with the highest first round scores will advance to the final round. The dunker with the lowest total score from the first round will compete first in the final round. Dunks then will alternate until each player has completed two. Time limit rules still apply. In the final round, fan voting polls will open via SMS TXT message and at NBA.com. The combined results from SMS TXT voting and NBA.com will determine the champion.



    Good Idea to let people decide what dunks are used and to let them practice, that way it won't be as boring as last years.
     
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    Yea, cause it mainly concentrates on the video series and dunk-coaching, the other thread was just bout the 4 participants and turned into an argument bout who should participate.
     
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    So in a nutshell....no it did not
     
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    The thread is based on the news of the dunk coaching and the video series, not simply on the 4 participants, therefore it wouldn'T be right to post in the " Slam Dunk Participants" thread.
     
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    I'm just giving you a hard time haha
     
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    Do me a favor and reply to the article, otherwise i might start crying. :(
     
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    Should have included something about that in the thread title to differentiate it.
     
  9. Yung-T

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    Yea, too bad i can't edit. :(
     

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