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Dr. J. Naismith 02-13-2008 11:01 AM

NBA Rejects Howard's All-Star Dunk Request
 
Would you guys want to see them dunk on a 12 foot hoop? :confused:

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Originally Posted by ESPN
According to Marc Stein from ESPN, Dwight Howard has requested - and was denied - to have the rim risen to 12 feet for the NBA dunk contest.

Howard made the same request last season and was also rejected.

Last season Howard was planning to wow judges with a 360 dunk at 12 feet and an attempt at 11.5 feet which called for him to shift the ball between his legs in mid-air, Stein writes.

Fellow contestants Rudy Gay and Gerald Green took the challenge up to Howard, saying if he wants to dunk a 12 foot rim, they would too.

"You have that idea about moving the goal to 12 feet?," Gay wrote in his blog on nba.com "If you want to do it, go ahead and do it. I'm pretty confident in my jumping ability. If you go before me, I'll leave it up there and do my dunk."

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INSIDER 02-13-2008 11:05 AM

12 feet is insane if you think about it... you know how high that is?
too bad, i'd love to see the guys try an attempt @ 12 feet... it would make it very interesting... it would actually creat a ton of buzz for the event, i wonder why stern rejected the idea, isnt the dunk off supposed to be about creativity?

Belsius 02-13-2008 11:14 AM

I think howard knew the idea was going to be rejected and now he has a lot of positive publicity because of that.

lang 02-13-2008 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Belsius (Post 10080)
I think howard knew the idea was going to be rejected and now he has a lot of positive publicity because of that.

In that case, Jamario should put in a request to have it raised to 14 feet! :)


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