When I heard the dunk contest this year was going to be between the Grizzlies' Rudy Gay, the Magic's Dwight Howard, the Knicks' Nate Robinson, and the Blazers' Rudy Fernandez, who was voted in by fans, I was not looking forward to the contest.
If you can even remember Rudy Gay's performance last year, you would recall how unexciting he was.
When Smith competed in 2005, he had one of the most underrated dunks of all time in the contest when he put the ball behind his back and dunked it.
I don't know how he got a 45 even if he missed his first attempt. If Smith had gotten past the first round, he very well could have won that contest.
J.R smith is a great dunker, but I wonder if he is entering the contest too late. The other dunkers have been preparing for it all season and it seems as though that would put Smith at a disadvantage.
"I don't think so," Smith said said. "If you're a really good dunker, you should be able to come up with something on the fly."
According to reports, Smith has been trying to make sure he'll by ready for the contest by consulting teammate Chris Andersen, who is notorious for his 2005 dunk contest meltdown.
I just hope this Saturday night unlike Chris Anderson, he makes sure before hand he can make the dunk he's attempting.