No Rookie Can Match Mitch McGary's Dunking Skills

The NBA's incoming rookie class was collected in New York City over the weekend for the annual rookie photo shoot. While there, a few of the class' high-flyers participated in an impromptu dunk contest that was carried out over social media. Oklahoma City rookie Mitch McGary was the unquestionable champion of this… » 8/04/14 11:58am 8/04/14 11:58am

The Dunk Contest Format Is Completely Different This Year

If the NBA dunk contest has disappointed you in recent years, you might consider tuning into this year's edition. The NBA has instituted a new set of rules for the contest, and they have the potential to make this year's version much more watchable than the boring, craptastic contests we've seen in years past. » 2/10/14 6:21pm 2/10/14 6:21pm

LeBron Considering Magic Johnson's $1 Million To Compete In The Dunk Contest

LeBron's been on a highly-publicized tear recently, where he's completed insane dunk after insane dunk in the layup line while dressed in full sweats to prove to everyone, we guess, that even though he's not going to compete in the dunk contest, he would win if he tried. Then when people took to Twitter to bash James… » 3/03/13 4:25pm 3/03/13 4:25pm

LeBron James Threatens To End His Pregame Dunking

Look what we did, internet. We ruined a good thing. LeBron James's casually thunderous, between-the-legs-and-off-the-glass slam during warmups for Sunday's game went viral, shining a light on a relatively recent Heat tradition: the layup line mini-dunk contest. But people have been getting on James (for being too… » 2/27/13 8:55am 2/27/13 8:55am

The Slam Dunk Contest Must Now Happen Without Jeremy Lin And A Couch

Jeremy Lin was all set to help Knicks teammate Iman Shumpert at Saturday's NBA slam dunk contest. But because Shumpert has missed the team's last two games with knee tendinitis, he had to bow out. Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz will take Shumpert's place. And now that he's out, Shumpert revealed to the New York Post » 2/23/12 11:50am 2/23/12 11:50am

There's A White Guy In The Slam Dunk Contest

Fair warning: the lineup for the dunk contest at All-Star weekend is out, and it is uninspiring. You've got Indiana's Paul George, Minnesota's Derrick Williams, New York's Iman Shumpert (assisted by Jeremy Lin), and Houston's Chase Budinger. The superstars won't do these kinds of competitions any more, but at least… » 2/16/12 12:45pm 2/16/12 12:45pm

Jeremy Lin Will Be In The Slam Dunk Contest, Sort Of

What? You thought Linsanity wasn't going to be part of all-star weekend? David Stern knows a good thing when he sees it and, this morning, the NBA confirmed that Lin will participate in the Haier shooting stars competition, making the Knicks guard eligible to help out his teammate Iman Shumpert, who's competing in the… » 2/16/12 12:35pm 2/16/12 12:35pm

Short White Guy Wins College Dunk Contest

So ends the ballad of short white guy. Jacob Tucker captured our hearts, with his average height and above-average ability to jump and slam a basketball through a rim. And these were legitimately good dunks — no affirmative action here. But if you're wondering why such an athlete would be stuck in Division III, and… » 4/01/11 10:30am 4/01/11 10:30am

And Here's The Inevitable Blake Griffin Kia Commercial

A lot of us really enjoyed the NBA Slam Dunk Contest last weekend, which brought back a little luster to an informal, if hotly debated demonstration of the sport's signature play. Well, the climax of the contest wasn't a contest at all, nor a schoolyard top-this played out on a grand stage. No, we were all watching … » 2/25/11 5:00pm 2/25/11 5:00pm