KJ McDaniels throws self oop off the backboard, explains why he isn’t in the dunk contest?
I’ve been saying all season long that K.J. McDaniels needs to be in the NBA Dunk Contest, even before I knew the NBA was going to just use young guys. Last night against the Warriors, he gave another reason why I feel this way when he threw himself an off the backboard alley-oop dunk in the middle of a game. Yes, I know that dunk would get a low score in a dunk contest but the odds are any player who can pull off this dunk, especially the way he did it, in the middle of game, has the hops and a few tricks up his sleeves for a contest.
Well, it seems McDaniels doesn’t think so or just doesn’t want to. In a recent interview with CBS Sports, McDaniels gave his thoughts on the All-Star event.
“I’ve been asked to. I’m not sure yet because, like I said, I’m not a big trick dunker. I went between the legs a few times, or behind the back. But that was a long time ago when I had, like, extra bounce.”
A long time ago must have meant last week. The good news is the man with “older swagger” also said in the interview that he probably will do it “down the line.”
In the meantime, we will just have to be satisfied with these great game dunks. If you aren’t satisfied then take it up with KJ but let me warn you that he carries a Chucky Doll around. Take that for what’s it worth.