away with his second straight dunking crown, but he was upstaged by the
amazingly athletic Howard, whose performance has to rank up there with
anything Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter or even tiny Spud
Webb ever did above the basket.
the top. The ladder is positioned slightly to the right of the rim.
McCants is holding the ball in one arm, which is extended so he’s
holding the ball in front o the rim. Just as Green launched himself up,
Mccants flipped it up so Green could grab it with two hands, windmill
it and slam it down.
McCants, standing behind the basket on the right, is lobbing it over
the top of the backboard. After some imperfect passes, and then one
miss, Green came in, caught with two hands, windmilled it through his
legs and slammed it down with one hand.
them on the judges table, and did a through-the-legs windmill. It was a
slightly lesser version of his earlier dunk, minus the shoes.
back working on dunks. And I saw him doing one dunk over and over. And
I was like okay, he’s got something up his sleeve. I think it was very
impressive. At first I thought he was going to take the cupcake, eat it
and then dunk it. I thought he would have won with that.
since Jason Richardson. But his "cupcake" dunk, in which he blew out
the candle on a cupcake placed on the back of the rim, was sweet.
Russ Bengtson/SLAM Online on the "Birthday Cake" dunk:
basket to 12 feet isn’t? I’m sorry, but this is stupid. Off the bounce,
too. He does it—blowing out the candle—but everyone just looks
confused. I mean, so what? Dwight Howard could have gone up and ate it.
Gerald gets a 46, and I’m fine with that, although Chuck thinks he
should have gotten a 50. WRONG.