Moon Wants To Redeem Himself in the Slam Dunk Contest
Old 11-25-2008, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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According to Hoopsworld Jamario wants back in for the slam dunk contest at All-Star weekend in February.

I guess we have at least one thing to look forward to regarding Moon this season.

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On Sunday Jamario Moon’s biggest concern is taking on he Boston Celtics. And while he is focused on each game at hand, the Toronto Raptors high-flyer can’t help but think ahead to February. That’s when Moon would like to redeem himself in the Slam Dunk Contest.

“It was big to be on the stage with a lot of the greats like (Michael) Jordan and Dominique (Wilkins). So to be able to be part of that, man, it was something big,” Moon said on a recent trip through Boston. “I would love to go back, love to go back because I feel like I’ve got something to prove.”

This past February Moon finished third behind Dwight Howard and Gerald Green during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. He entered the contest as an underdog but later realized he was his biggest competition.

“I just don’t feel like I gave it my all,” he said. “I don’t know, I don’t know. I wasn’t nervous at all. I think I was holding back. I was trying to save my best for last when I should have just brought the best out and made it better at the end.”

Just as defending champ Howard did after losing in the 2007 Dunk Contest, Moon is already planning a comeback. He would like to return to the contest another year wiser.

“Already, already,” Moon said of drawing up new dunks. “You know what, I learned something about it. It’s really not too much about the dunk as it is the dramatics of it and what leads up to it. I learned a lot from it so if I go back, I know what to expect.”
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm really starting to hate this guy.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He should redeem himself by grabbing some boards, stop chucking 3s and stop leaving his feet for every pump fake, i swear you could meet him in person, ask for an autograph, pump fake the pen and he will be 12 feet in the air... god this kid is annoying me.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol. he doesn't have the requirement. you got to actually dunk this season.
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Or you could meet him in person and go to give him a fist bump and he'd assume the fetal position.
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I want him to be a part of the dunk contest but the thing is you have to drive to the hoop and dunk once in a while to make it there
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fuck it, hopefully he enters, wins in stunning fashion and we can book an overvalued trade to some team trying to fill seats.
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well he has to earn a spot first. HEY JAMARIO u should start DRIVING TO THE NET AND DUNKING before u ask to be in the dunk comp
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He should redeem himself by grabbing some boards, stop chucking 3s and stop leaving his feet for every pump fake, i swear you could meet him in person, ask for an autograph, pump fake the pen and he will be 12 feet in the air... god this kid is annoying me.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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cut him some slack, it's not like he went out of his way to say this, he was asked a question, what was he supposed to do, lie in his response? Of course he wants a chance to redeem himself, there's nothing wrong in that. And you can't ask Jamario to drive no more than you can ask CB4 to defend KG - it's something beyond their abilities. It's not like they're not trying, everytime moon receives the ball, he attempts to dribble a little, but he's missing the skill. So unless he's somehow left open, it's useless to ask him to "drive".
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I was just about to make a thread today about the performance of Jamario Moon as of late.

When you look back at that dreadful last play last Friday against the Nets, even if there were no communication problem between Parker and Jose, neither one of them could have denied Vince. Its simple, neither of them can out-jump Vince - you see where I'm leading into.

Had Sam put Jamario on Vince on the last play, and lets assume Jamario played defence like how he did last year, Jamario would have tipped or punched or grabbed that ball easily from the air. Last season he was a sensation, but this season, it seems as if he doesn't give all he's got.

quote: “I just don’t feel like I gave it my all,” he said. “I don’t know, I don’t know. I wasn’t nervous at all. I think I was holding back.

There hides a more serious issue in that quote above.Yes, that should explain why he is playing so horrible right now.

I believe Jamario Moon is capable of becoming a solid defender in this league. Some games I just follow my eye on him, and it seems like he's a spectator on the court - but he shouldn't be right?. Compared to last season, he had ridiculous blocks and inhuman rebounds, but this season all he does is shoot jumpers; both me and you and Jamario know that's not his game.

And just like moremilk said, Jamario does not have the skill to penetrate and drive. And this is what many people are confused about. Often we see him get the ball, then he slides side-to-side with his dribble, and then he sees that he is incapable of moving past his defender so he fades back with a jump or passes it back to another teammate. That is how we define his "drive". The truth is: Jamario doesn't possess the quickest, or the handles to be able to "drive".

Last year with T.J., many of the Raps including Jamario had easy baskets because of T.J.'s penetration ability to "bust" the opponent's interior defense. T.J. would use his speed, move past his defender, then dishes it out to Moon, and Kaboom. Now the Raps don't have T.J., so many of the dunks/lay-ups/easy basketballs are taken away from the game, and that is one of the flaws of the trade. And face it, Calderon, as great of a point-guard he has been, is also unable to penetrate one-on-one. Calderon only does two things: 1,come off from a high pick for a jump-shot/drive to the basket, 2, hesitation drive from the weakside to the basket. If a good defense team is able to see what he does, and takes them away from him, then all is the Raps playing NCAA basketball. Rarely do we see Calderon go one-on-one with his defender for a cross-over dribble.

So, what this team is lacking is clearly a slasher, a penetrator, who is able to facilitate everyone around him.

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How do european teams have so much success with slower, less athletic players who aren't as good as NBA guys at going 1-on-1?

A: They play like a team and they're well-coached. You didn't hear Spain whining about how the USA was unbeatable because they had superior athletes at every position.
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european defenders are not as fast and strong, so it balances out.

however, I sometimes feel that Jose could so more than what he does, and I wonder if the reason he's always passing the ball to Bosh in the first 3-4 seconds of the attack is because he is told to, and he's the type of guy who always obeys orders? I remember clearly that one of the criticism against TJ last two seasons is that he's always ignoring the other players and only see CB4. Maybe that's what Sam instructs them to play, always throw the ball in the post to Bosh/JO at the first opportunity.
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It has nothing to do with skill as far as Jamario is concerned. He is extremely soft. He fears contact, not just a little bit, but completely. He has shown that he has the skills to be able to use some initial quickness, and to cause trouble around the basket on both ends of the court. But his fears have won out ever since he got playing time, although he often played good enough defense to make up for a lot. Now there's just little value that he brings to this team. If he really focused on defense it would help this team supremely, regardless of what he did on offense.
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european defenders are not as fast and strong, so it balances out.

however, I sometimes feel that Jose could so more than what he does, and I wonder if the reason he's always passing the ball to Bosh in the first 3-4 seconds of the attack is because he is told to, and he's the type of guy who always obeys orders? I remember clearly that one of the criticism against TJ last two seasons is that he's always ignoring the other players and only see CB4. Maybe that's what Sam instructs them to play, always throw the ball in the post to Bosh/JO at the first opportunity.
Yeah that's why Sam was insisting that he make the proper read when Bosh was being guarded so tightly by Garnett, and to turn the corner and drive it to the basket. Sam instructs them to read what the defense is giving them. A good place to begin to figure that out is by feeding the post and seeing if the double comes, don't you think? Of course Jose needs to do more, and in the past he has, without disobeying orders, but just playing basketball. But if he penetrates that means he has to work that much harder on defense if he goes all the way to the baseline. So much comes down to his inabilities on defense. But then Sam probably instructs him to play shitty D.
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It has nothing to do with skill as far as Jamario is concerned. He is extremely soft. He fears contact, not just a little bit, but completely. He has shown that he has the skills to be able to use some initial quickness, and to cause trouble around the basket on both ends of the court. But his fears have won out ever since he got playing time, although he often played good enough defense to make up for a lot. Now there's just little value that he brings to this team. If he really focused on defense it would help this team supremely, regardless of what he did on offense.
If that is truly the case then he is a hypochondriac and should spend sometime in the hospital.
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Just look at the first game against Boston, when he finally had to fight for some PT, and actually drove into the lane a couple of times. He actually picked up a foul, and I wish I had the video clip - he literally turned away from the contact and went fetal for a moment.

I don't get how nobody sees it after so many years of calling Vince out. He makes Vince at his worst look like Moses Malone in comparison.
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i swear you could meet him in person, ask for an autograph, pump fake the pen and he will be 12 feet in the air.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:11 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Big fan of Jamario. He does not deserve to be in dunk contest. The lone dunks he got this season were uncontested
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Why doesn't he want to redeem himself on the court, during games
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