February 22nd, 2011

DeMar DeRozan doesn’t do prop dunks

Posted by slammo in Raptors

DeMar DeRozan is an incredible athlete. He laments the good old days when the slam dunk contest was all about dunks. via Associated Press

Asked Tuesday if he thinks he was robbed when he didn’t reach the final of the competition, DeRozan replied, “I think so.” Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers won by leaping over a car to edge Washington’s JaVale McGee in the last round.

“I’m a dunker. Dunk contests, you go out there and dunk. I’m not into all the props and everything,” DeRozan said at shootaround before Tuesday’s game against Charlotte. “I try to come out with a creative dunk and do it and go from there. My fans liked it and you can see the reaction from a lot of people afterward.

“If there’s a dunk contest next year I’ll do it. But not no prop dunk contest.”

Blake Griffin brought out a choir and a Kia. Serge Ibaka brought out cheerleaders waving congo flags and a cute Asian kid. Javale McGee brought out another basket. DeRozan just dunked.

Don’t hate the playa, hate the game. The crowd gets hype by all the theatrics on display. As much as purists hate the gimmicks, it’s here to stay. DeRozan should beat Griffin to the punch and jump over a boat.

April 3rd, 2008

T.J. Ford’s Game Winner Robbed

Posted by Admin in Hawks, Raptors

The Hawks and the Raptors went all out last night. With 0.5 seconds left in regulation and the game tied up at 107, T.J. Ford catches a perfect inbounds pass from Carlos Delfino at the rim and lays it in. Game over right? No, Denied. The officials ruled it too late and the game goes to overtime. The Hawks end up winning the game.

December 31st, 2007

Chris Bosh Wants Your Vote

Posted by Admin in Raptors

In an attempt to gain some support in NBA all-star balloting, Bosh has posted a one minute 17-second video playing the role of a used car salesman. “I thought, ‘What’s old and corny and cheesy?’ ” Bosh said last night. “Then I thought about a used car salesman.” Part of the inspiration also came from rapper Snoop Dogg, whose recently released video Sensual Seduction is “like an old-school thing and I loved it.”
This video was found on his website

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