2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest – 2011 NBA All-Star Game

Hands down one of the best all-around Dunk contests I’ve seen in years, contestants included Serge Ibaka, Javal McGee, Blake Griffin & DeMar DeRozan.

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka took off from behind the free throw line (Dr.J) and even bit a toy off the rim for a distressed likkle youth.

Defending dunk-champion DeMar DeRozan was robbed in my opinion, no way he should have missed the final round, but that just goes to show the level of competition at this years dunk contest.  Teamed with his coach Darryl Chocolate Thunder Dawkins he named his dunks, check out the East Bay Funk Remix & The Show Stopper below.

The 7’0 Javal McGee had somewhat of a coming out party dunking 3 balls at once and also showing his long reach when he dunked two balls in two separate hoops simultaneously.

Blake Griffin, definitely the favorite coming in to the contest, showed and proved that he belongs on the dunk-throne.  Teamed with teammate Baron Davis, Blake completed a barrage of dunks to win the competition including this off the backboard monsterpiece.

Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (1972-2009)

Arturo Thunder Gatti was found dead early saturday (7/11/09)  in his resort hotel room in Porto de Galihnas Brasil.  While details are still emerging surrounding his death, Brazilian authorites have taken into custody his wife Amanda Rodrigues, who will likely be charged with Gatti’s murder.  Gatti recently retired in 2007 with a record of 40-9 (31 KOs) he won the IBF super featherweight title in 1995 and later the WBC junior welterweight crown in 2004.  Known as the human highlight film, Arturo Gatti will be remembered as one of the most exciting, toughest, entertaining and beloved fighters of his generation.

Remember this one?  I still got this 12′ somewhere around, Animal Rap (Arturo Gatti Mix) – Jedi Mind Tricks featuring Kool G Rap 

Download/Stream–> http://www.zshare.net/audio/62591948d6e6b7f3/