September 3, 2010

Vote for the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown Finalists

In my last post, I mentioned about the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown-- the search for the best amateur dunker in the United States. The city-level competitions were concluded and ten semifinalists were selected. Now it’s up to fans to select their favorite four finalists to compete on a national stage in February at the NBA All-Star 2011 events in Los Angeles.

Fans can visit to watch each of the 10 semi-finalists’ dunks and vote for who they think should compete for the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown crown at NBA All-Star in February. The winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize and attend the Sprite Slam Dunk contest at STAPLES Center during NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm on Feb. 19, 2011.

One of the nice touches in the contest is the nicknames of the dunkers. Names like "The Dunk Inventor," "Air Bender," and "Jus Fly" are my faves so far. It reminded me that the NBA has a dearth of nicknames for its stars. (Good example: Kevin Durant)

Check out to catch the exciting dunks and vote for the finalists.

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