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Slam on dunk contest

By Ron Published: February 22, 2011

Many of you probably don't know who DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors is but he is right in his criticism of the NBA dunk contest. In fact in watching the show Saturday night, my wife thought he was the best dunker, and she was probably right. Aren't all wives right?
Here is the Associated Press story:
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is finished competing in the NBA's slam dunk contest unless the myriad of props that dominated this year's event are eliminated.
DeRozan said Tuesday he thinks he was robbed when he didn't reach the final of Saturday's event despite a series of creative dunks. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers won by leaping over a car to edge Washington's JaVale McGee.
A Los Angeles native, DeRozan says he was disappointed in how the contest played out in his hometown after spending extra time practicing and preparing. He didn't include props such as the car, a stuffed toy and using an extra basket as other competitors did.
DeRozan says he'll only compete again if it's a true dunk contest and not a prop dunk contest.

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