What do LeBron James, Drake, J Cole, and Tanner Steidel all have in common? Well, other than them all possessing more sneakers than most of you have probably owned in your entire lives, all of these handsome men will have been judges at the NBA Sprite Slam dunk Challenge.
The dunk contest is always the most hyped up part of All-Star Weekend and what better way to get your dunking fix than to head down to Penn's Landing to check out some of the best amateur dunkers the city of Philadelphia has to offer. Joining me at the judges table will be former Philadelphia 76er and backboard shattering machine Daryl Dawkins (CHOCOLATE THUNDAAAA!) and two winners from previous years.
So if you're in the Philly area and have nothing better to do at 4:00 PM today, come on over to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing (Columbus Blvd. & Chestnut St.) and search me out. I'll be the guy at the table who can only grab the rim without the ball. If you decide to come, awkwardly introduce yourself to me by giving me a nice butt tap.
Check out last year's winning dunk by Kenny Dobbs (K-Dobbs). Serge Ibaka and Omri Casspi certainly were fans of it. Hope to see some of you there!