High School McDonalds All-American Slam Dunk Contest
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There Are NBA Stars That Can't Dunk Anything Like These High School Kids

4/1/09 in HS Basketball   |   Pat   |   5224 respect


The NBA dunk contest is pretty incredible, but there are times that you (perhaps unfairly) look at a guy like Dwight Howard and think, man... with his size, his athleticism, and the fact that he gets paid an immense amount of money to do absolutely nothing but work on his game, you should kind of expect him to be able to throw down like that.

That's why high school dunk contests are even better. When I went to high school, we only had 2 kids in the entire school that could dunk, period. And they weren't throwing it off the backboard, doing double pumps, windmills, or anything like that. They were just getting a running start and barely throwing it down with one hand.

Some of these McDonalds All-Americans, however, can dunk with the best of them. The VERY best of them. Here's some of the highlights from Peyton Silva (committed to Louisville), Mason Plumlee (Duke), and the eventual winner Avery Bradley (Texas). Enjoy.


2009 McDonalds All American slam dunk contest highlights [NESW Sports]
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4/1/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Pat wrote:
I'll go out on a limb and say that most of these guys ARE working on those other skills, and are quite good at them.

No doubt.  I wonder though how much time they do waste though.  Amazing what a few hours can do.

4/1/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

MrNFL wrote:
Spending that time on actual skills that will improve the player in the sport of basketball could be worth more millions.

I'll go out on a limb and say that most of these guys ARE working on those other skills, and are quite good at them.

4/1/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Pat wrote:
Actually, they're worth none, because they're not even in a real game.

But if you look at it another way, they could eventually be worth millions.

Spending that time on actual skills that will improve the player in the sport of basketball could be worth more millions.

4/1/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Plumlee looked good on his dunk, which I like. But Josh McRoberts won this contest before he got to Duke and we all know how well that worked out, so hopefully Plumlee is different.

4/1/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

RichmondSpider wrote:
Shame rather than spend all their time on the flash and bling of a dunk, they didn't spend more time learning how to not travel, not palm the ball and hit a free throw shot - then the NBA might have a future!  Yea I know, old man, old school here...

Dear  High School Dunkers,

You youngsters don't impress me. You didn't even name any of your dunks. In fact, you disgust me.

Signed,



Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins - Master of the The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam.

 

4/1/09   |   RichmondSpider

Shame rather than spend all their time on the flash and bling of a dunk, they didn't spend more time learning how to not travel, not palm the ball and hit a free throw shot - then the NBA might have a future!  Yea I know, old man, old school here...

4/1/09   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

MrNFL wrote:
Each of those are worth 2 points.

Actually, they're worth none, because they're not even in a real game.

But if you look at it another way, they could eventually be worth millions.

4/1/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 that is crazy....reminds me of when I was in High School....wait....I couldn't even reach my desk. 

4/1/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Each of those are worth 2 points.

4/1/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 Wow