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Who _should've_ won the dunk contest?


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Ok, for those of you who watched the All-star Dunk Contest last night (for those who didn't, check this site out to view videos), who do you think _should've_ won the dunk contest... Nate Robinson or Andre Iguodala? IMO, Andre, by far. First off, he executed his dunks in the first or second tries... whereas Nate looked as if he didn't know how to dunk, missing about 24 total.

Second, I liked Andre's creativity a lot more. All of Nate's dunks were average... in fact, if you regularly watch NBA games, or saw the Rookie challenge last night, you'd see that Andre and friends easily completed the dunks (in game, and made them on the first try) that Nate attempted... and got rediculously high scores for. Were they sympathetic because it took him 14 tries? Or was it because he was short?

Did you see that AI pass to AI, for Andre's second dunk of the first round? That was _beautiful_! That was a well deserved, highly creative and well-executed straight-ten 50 point dunk.

And how about the dunk-off? Andre's was creative... Nate's was average (a short guy jumping over a short guy), and I was surprised he made it on the first try. And how about the judges... did you see the one with a ten put up his ten, then look around, and put it down for a nine? What was up with that? That should've been illegal. IMO, not five judges should've voted... the crowd should've. Did you hear the crowd booing when they gave Andre such a low score for his dunk (and changed it, too)? Rightfully so. And how about when the award presenter told the crowd to "give it up for our winner, Nate Robinson!"... Silence. Sure, Nate is a great dunker, which is why he got here. But he was no competition to Andre, and it shouldn't have even been a dunk-off.

So, who do _you_ think should've won it... Nate or Andre? Nate won it, but even the people who voted for who's 50-point dunk (online) was better voted for Andre.

Maybe Andre should've jumped over Dr. J... yeah, that's it! Then he would've won. At least he won the Rookie Challenge MVP award (well deserved). Hopefully he will come back next year and whoop their butts.

And hopefully they can find another judging system, and let the crowd be the judge, because, ultimately, this was to please the crowd, not the judges. :)

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well I'll guess I'll be the first one to bite the bullet and admit that I clicked this thread because I read it "Who _should've_ won the drunk contest?"

I am very saddened by my subconcious...

LMAO

Well I think if Andre saved his AI assisted dunk for the final he would have won easily. And I'd have to agree with BOOG about the creativity in the final. Andre's preliminary round dunks were spectacular but his final round dunks were seen before. Nate's double through the legs thing was insane. Personally, I don't like the no penalty for missing rule myself but since that IS the rule, based on those parameters I think Nate deserved it. I think they need to limit it to maybe five chances per dunk though.

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was it even that exciting to watch? i haven't watched a dunk competition in like 3 years...when creativity stopped. i don't think there's any original dunks left to be done.

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was it even that exciting to watch? i haven't watched a dunk competition in like 3 years...when creativity stopped. i don't think there's any original dunks left to be done.

The Andre Iguodala dunk from the AI pass from behind the goal was amazing IMO.

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sure the pass from iverson was spectacular, thus it advanced him to the final round. but from then on his dunks were all the same, under the leg, even from advice from kobe, still under the leg. nate had the crowd going, his height did give him credit, but hey, brining out spudd was creative, so was his other dunks. yes i would agree he made too many attempts, but i wanted to see if he couldve did it, and he "kinda" did, so id give this one to nate

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I think Andre should've got more points on the last dunk, but honestly Nate had a better performance. Nate = 5'9, Andre = 6'9. :|

See what I mean? It was biased towards height! Who cares about height... this wasn't a dunk contest for shorties or tall guys, it was for excellent dunkers. I think the dunk over Webb was cool, but it was just a dunk that, again, Andre and other players can do in-game. It was average, IMO.

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Andre should have kept the off-the-board dunk till the end, that would've won him the title.

he couldnt, i believe the final rounds he cant have another player as support

but, if the judge didnt change score, theyd be even, and igoudala wouldve done another under the leg

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