Mr. Robinson’s Dunks are Laughable Compared to Mr. 720’sCategory: Basketball
The real thing has been overshadowed by the real thing. And by a mile at that.
The Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown seemed to be the real Sprite Slam Dunk Contest when the performances of the losers at the former are more entertaining and spectacular than that of the winner of the latter.
The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is for the NBA professional players while the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown is for the amateur players if you are wondering. They are all part of this year’s NBA All-Star festivities at Dallas, Texas, USA.
Nate “KryptoNate” Robinson becomes the first 3-time NBA Slam Dunk Champ and when Taurian “Air Up There” Fontenette presented to him the award, you would think it should have been Fontenette in Robinson’s place and not the other way around.
You see, Fontenette’s winning dunk at the Slam Dunk Showdown held before the actual Slam Dunk Contest is more awesome. Actually, most of the dunks performed by the other contestants Willie “Flyte” Barnes, Haneef “Young Hollywood” Munir and Carlos “Los” Smothers are way cooler. Heck, even their nicknames are.
It was a highly entertaining showdown by the top amateur dunkers judged by LeBron James, Darryl Dawkins, and Drake.
For the fans, they were hoping to see Taurian Fontenette’s famous 720 dunk but “Mr. 720” as he came to be called only performed his axle-rider (a 360-degree between-the-legs dunk).
The 720 dunk is performed when a dunker does a full 360-degrees turn in the air before dunking the ball. Fontenette stunned fans by performing the first ever widely-documented 720-degree dunk during the AND1 game in Houston, Texas in 2006. Video clips of the feat have been shown on ESPN’s SportsCenter and also have been widely distributed over the internet.
What’s more amazing is that Mr. 720 is only 6″2′ and yet, he performs his dunks with ease.
If you have not seen it yet, here’s Taurian Fontenette and his 720 dunk:
It’s unbelievable isn’t it? I think it’s the sickest dunk I have seen.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.