NBA Slam Dunk Contest: DeMar DeRozan Deserved To Win

February 14th, 2010 by Nick Poust Leave a reply »

If anyone deserved to win the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, it was DeMar DeRozan, who represented the Toronto Raptors very well with a strong showing.

Based on the talent level and dunking ability of the 2010 NBA Dunk Contest’s four participants, it appeared 30 minutes of my evening would be well-spent.

Instead, it was comically awful and nearly a complete waste of my time.

Gerald Wallace, a first time participant, looked disinterested.

Shannon Brown, also a first-time participant, didn’t live up to the hype. Following his boring one-handed slams, the joke “Don’t Let Shannon Dunk” (mocking his website, was rampant around the web.

Even Nate Robinson, a two-time champ, was boring. The only dunker that kept me from changing the channel was my pick, rookie DeMar DeRozan .

DeRozan, a 20-year old, 6′7″ small forward for the Toronto Raptors who could dunk when he was 11, didn’t wow the crowd with his first dunk (a cliche, between-the-legs reverse).

But he made a few jump out of their seats with an incredible windmill throw-down after ...

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