I always love watching the dunk contest during the NBA All Star Weekend. The last few years it seems to be losing some steam, but I like what Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies is attempting to do. He has posted a challenge to YouTubers to show their sickest dunks and whoever wins his You Tube contest; he will actually perform the dunk in the Dunk Contest. This brings a little excitement to the table and I wonder just which YouTuber will win this.
Rudy Gay Dunk Contest
There is a lot of interest in this promotion and people from all over the world have been uploading their videos to Rudy. I would like to personally thank Rudy Gay for this and it makes me want to root for the guy in this year’s dunk contest. Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks has major hops and is probably the best dunker in the NBA. I don’t think Josh will be giving it a try out in New Orleans, but this idea by Rudy Gay gives me hope for this year’s dunk contest.
As I am writing this post, there has been 162 video responses to Rudy Gay’s Dunk Challenge. If you would like to get in on the fun, just upload your You Tube video to: RudyGay22SlamDunk over at You Tube. Maybe your video will be chosen and you can see a great athlete like Rudy Gay perform your dunk!
Now Rudy, if your looking in; I have found the best video response by far. I looked through the people that have submitted videos and one sticks out to me. I really like the one You Tuber that said to dunk on a judge. I could just see a legend like Julius Erving (who sometimes does the judging) get dunked on. I thought that was a good idea, but the one video that sticks out in my mind is this one!
Here’s Your Winner Rudy!
We have seen the great ones go between the legs, but to do both legs is amazing. I have the hangtime of a bulldozer and I’m not sure if I could do that just in the air. This guy goes under both legs and is 10 feet in the air rocking one home! This dunk has everything! It’s original and is a dunk you can slam home with authority. Perform this one Rudy Gay and I’m sure the judges will light up 10’s across the board! Not to mention the good folks in New Orleans getting to watch a dunk like this being performed!
Good luck to Rudy Gay and I will be rooting for him this year, just because of his desires to make this year’s dunk contest something to watch. Everybody stand up and clap for an NBA star that cares about the game and everything associated with it. Rudy Gay for this year’s 2008 Dunk Champion!