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Shumpert, George, DWilliams & Budinger in NBA Dunk Contest | Best Dunks

Published on February 16th, 2012 by Astramskas, David | 3,029 views

I’m not saying Iman Shumpert doesn’t have serious hops and a good chance at winning the contest by himself but I have a feeling when he calls out teammate Jeremy Lin to assist him the crowd will go nuts and make him the favorite.  Yes, that’s how (l)insane this Lin thing has gotten.  I almost have a feeling we will be seeing Lin cameos all over AllStar weekend.

Back to the contest, the NBA announced that Iman Shumpert will be competing with the Pacers’ Paul George, TWolves’ Derrick Williams (who threw down a nasty dunk last night) and the Rocket’s “white men can’t jump exception” Chase Budinger.

My favorite for this event is Paul George and i’m not just going off of his recent sick dunks such as his Nique like reverse a couple of weeks ago or his dunk on Dwight after the whistle.  I’m picking George because I’ve seen George put on a dunk exhibition in a gym that rivals anything on YouTube.

Derrick Williams is interesting because he’s a big man but can do little man dunks.  You have probably seen the alley oop dunks (Yes, the NBA wants Rubio to be a part of the event too) in a T-Wolves uniform but you have to check out video of him to see what he can really do.  6’8 and going between the legs – check!

Now we get to Chase Budinger.  To be honest, I was hoping to see tip dunk king Chandler Parsons or Terrence “please let me in the dunk contest” Williams from the Rockets instead but Chase might surprise a few people.  His between the legs reverse dunk from the baseline at the McDonalds Slam Dunk contest was nice but not enough as he lost to Gerald Henderson (was he asked).

So I have three questions.  

  1. Who do you think is missing from this dunk contest?  Blake, Westbrook,  Terrico White, Jeremy Evans?
  2. Who do you think is the best dunker out of George, Williams, Shumpert & Budinger
  3. Do you think these 4 could beat Kenny Dobbs or one of the other 3 dunkers in the Sprite Showdown Finals.  View Dunkers/Vids

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