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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan vows he's finished competing in the NBA's slam dunk contest unless the myriad props that dominated Saturday's event are eliminated.

    “DeRozan I'm a dunker. Dunk contests, you go out there and dunk. I'm not into all the props and everything.
    ” -- DeMar DeRozan

    Asked Tuesday if he believes he was robbed when he didn't reach the final of the competition, DeRozan replied, "I think so."

    Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers won by leaping over a car to edge Washington's JaVale McGee in the last round.

    "I'm a dunker. Dunk contests, you go out there and dunk. I'm not into all the props and everything," DeRozan said at shootaround before Tuesday's game against Charlotte. "I try to come out with a creative dunk and do it and go from there. My fans liked it and you can see the reaction from a lot of people afterward.

    "If there's a dunk contest next year I'll do it. But not no prop dunk contest."


    Griffin won the All-Star dunk contest after leaping over the hood of a car.

    A Los Angeles native and former player at Southern California, DeRozan says he was disappointed in how the contest played out in his hometown after spending extra time practicing and preparing creative dunks.

    He didn't include props such as the car, a stuffed toy and using an extra basket as other competitors did.

    DeRozan believes the extra elements cheapen the contest.

    "I think a lot of people probably look at it like that. It seems that way when you watch it," he said. "This year I put thought into it. I practiced, had dunks ready and everything. It is what it is. I did it two years in a row. I'm good."

    Asked if he would reconsider, DeRozan said he would only compete again if the All-Star Game is held in Toronto or if the rules are changed to eliminate props.

    "There's no telling what might happen next year," DeRozan said. "Somebody might use a trampoline."
    Can't say that I disagree with him. I think Javale McGee's dunk on 2 goals was legit because it involved.... basketball goals, but Griffin's dunk over the car was corny, as well as not all that impressive. There isn't a person that was in the dunk contest that couldn't have easily done that exact same dunk.
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    It was soooo obvious the contest was rigged. It's a shame, as this used to be a great competition and I would have loved to have seen what DeRozan had planned for the finals. Unfortunately this contest was the highest viewed dunk contest of all time, which means nothing is going to change and it will probably get more out of control. Time to get rid of Stern and his large market/corporate thinking. A Kia? Really?

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    the dunk contest had by a mile the wrong winner and the car was just a hig profle sponsor idea, none of Blake's dunks were that great to be honest, nothing new or spectacular.
    the 2 baskets, and the 3 balls ones were legit imo
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    Default Re: Demar Derozan feels he was robbed in the dunk contest

    The best dunk Blake did all night was one he missed.

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    Yeah...no kidding.....

    High Profile Fan Favorite Dunking Machine ( Griffin )

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    Rolling out of some car that no one ( except for Stern and the NBA Marketing Dept ) cares about to be used a Prop onto a National Stage

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    A highlight reel dunk

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    PR marketing gold for the NBA
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    Well it is rigged when you let the fans vote in the final. Blake's elbow in the rim dunk was his best in my opinion. Maybe he deserved to be in the final dunk-off, maybe not.

    But when the fans get to vote, there is no way he loses. That is the first thing they should fix, only let the fans vote count as a certain (small) amount.

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    Blake Griffin could have done layups and still gotten to the finals to jump over that stupid car.

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    Bring back Spud Webb!

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    Allowing them 2minutes to try the dunks are stupid, especially when they stop the freaking clock anyways.

    You get 3 attempts, and you're done. You can only get a 10 if you get the dunk down on the first attempt. I don't care if you backflipped from the 3pt line, if you miss your first attempt, the highest you can get is a 9.

    To be blunt, the dunk contest ****ing sucks to watch.

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    I thought his one handed dunk in the second round was the best dunk of the night.

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    well....there was only three prop uses. Each dunker that wasn't Derozan only used one.

    One was completely awesome and it took a lot of skill and athleticism to do.
    One ended up bad and didn't matter to Demar's success anyway, and the last also didn't matter to his success either because it was done in the finals.

    Did he get robbed yes... does he need to complain about the prop use... nah. It really wasn't that bad imo.

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    The best dunk of the night was McGee's two-backboard dunk. His three-ball dunk was good as well.

    I thought he was the most impressive for the night, but he was pretty stupid when it came down to planning things out. He used up all his thunder in the early rounds.

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    There were at least 4 dunks in the first round that were better than anything Griffin did all night.
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    Chris Bosh looks like Juwanna Man, only if the script was reversed and it was a woman pretending to be a male basketball player.

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    Probably the most underrated dunk of the night

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    McGee's dunks were awesome but the two basket one lost all its momentum because it took him like 10 tries.

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    See I think the dunks should be dunks that could in theory at least be done in a regular game

    The two basket dunk did not impress me - OK I get that he has long arms.

    No props.
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    Probably the most underrated dunk of the night

    Yes that was the best dunk of the night. The angle in your link doesn't do it justice though

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    For your viewing pleasure/displeasure...

    1st round - dunk 1


    1st round - dunk 2


    Final round - dunk 1


    Final round - dunk 2
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    both javale's dunks in the final were harder, better performed then griffin's
    the 1st one where his head is tilted under the backboard is amazing
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    I thought his one handed dunk in the second round was the best dunk of the night.
    I thought DeRozan basically did the same dunk but better in the 1st round.

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    On Blake's first 2 two dunks his attempts were way better. The ones he actually made we modified to make it easier so that he could actually get a dunk in. I remember seeing his very first attempt. I couldn't even describe what I seen on that one, but it looked cool. His first attempt at this second dunk look pretty amazing too. Bounce off the side of the board, and into a 360 ninja spin and then tried to reverse dunk it. If I remember correctly.

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    On Blake's first 2 two dunks his attempts were way better. The ones he actually made we modified to make it easier so that he could actually get a dunk in. I remember seeing his very first attempt. I couldn't even describe what I seen on that one
    This.

    There's honestly complaining from the fans going on after that dunk contest? Look at those GIFs posted. This was an amazing dunk contest. Blake could do any dunk Derozan did (in fact the reverse was in his plans until Derozan did it, look at Blake's McDonald's Dunk Contest reel to see that same dunk), but I don't think Derozan can do any dunk Blake can. That's why Blake deserved to be in the Finals. He did three great dunks and his last one would have been incredible if Baron threw the pass better and the windmill was done.

    Nothing unjust happened in this contest.
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    Probably the most underrated dunk of the night

    How was it underrated? .. or do you mean by people in general?

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