Let me first say that I am a Blake Griffin fan. It is my sincere hope that he is one day liberated from the Clippers and gets to experience what it is like to be in the NBA. He’ll be dunking over Kias and doing Subway ads until he plays for a team people car about (that includes their owner Donald Sterling). If Melo can’t hang in Denver, nobody can hang in Clippertown.
That said, when former USC hooper DeMar DeRozan slammed the dunk contest, my heart filled with arrogant joy. I felt like the dude in Jerry Maguire who was slow-clapping in the office and said “somebody finally said it!”
The dunk contest is totally clown shoes now.
I am tired of all the props as well. Back in the day, it was hot to just dunk from REALLY far away. Now, it’s a charade that is one part Halloween and one part teen movie where they have a dance sequence at the school prom. I don’t car if it was Blake who wanted to jump over a car. Do that on your own time. How about let’s be old school and arrogant, and just see who can do the coolest shit naturally.
I don’t have a long rant on this, I want to open it up to you. Should we follow our fellow Trojan and call for the era when men just dunked?
My vote is with the martini, the old fashioned, tuxedos, bearskin rugs and airplanes. Let’s keep it old school.