All-Star Weekend 2012: 5 High-Flyers That Need to Be Considered for Dunk Contest
In today's age of high-flyers and accomplished passers, the NBA has given its fans some serious highlights consisting of balls off the backboard, passes from cars and even players jumping over other players.
But overall, the NBA Dunk Contest has lost its luster.
Gone are the days that players such as Dominique Wilkins, Shawn Kemp, Vince Carter, Larry Nance and Michael Jordan had crowds amazed. Let's take a closer look at some players that the NBA should consider to compete in the fading dunk contest.
Air France Is My Type of Guy
Air france ready to take flight!
Guy "Air France" Dupay is a name you will here for years to come.
He is a 21-year-old member of Team Flight Brothers and needs to be considered for this year's dunk contest.
His dunks over a car put Blake Griffin's to shame, and what he does in this video will make you press rewind over and over. This high-flyer is jumping over people while putting the ball between his legs and behind his back.
Could Spud Webb Do This? T Dub Can!
Flight School is now in session
Another Team Flight Member should be highly considered for the dunk contest and let the league be entertained. The 5'9" Terry Cournoyea aka T-Dub will having you wowing all night long with his high-flying antics. It seems that this young man has springs built into his small frame.
The Saint Paul, Minnesota native might be small in stature, but when he leaps in the air, he is heads above the competition and would be a welcome addition to the dunk contest.
If you had to compare him to smaller dunk contest winners such as Spud Webb and Nate Robinson, there doesn't really seem to be a comparison due to his great creativity.
High Flying Justin...the Real Air Canada
Air Cananda at its best
The lanky 6'3" Justin Darlington has made quite a name for himself via Youtube. The slam dunker out of Canada would surely turn heads if allowed to participate in an NBA Dunk Contest. A high jumper in college as well, Darlington has worked hard on his craft on and off the court in more ways than one.
Today, he’s a member of Team Flight Brothers. His array of between-the-legs and acrobatic dunks would most definitely have present NBA dunkers in awe. His warm-up stuff is better than some of the NBA contestants' stuff last year.
Remember, video does not lie.
Mr. 720...Flying High in the Air Is His Specialty
Power and Grace wrapped in one!
Taurian J. Fontenette aka "Air Up There" and "Mr. 720" has brought power and grace together in a very Vince Carter-like form.This Hitchcock, Texas native has made a name for himself during And 1 and Ball for Life mixtape tours....one 720 dunk pretty much explains it all! It seems he is always putting together dunks that others are just not able to duplicate.
Mr. 720 seems to dunk the ball with such force that he might break a couple of backboards in the process. One thing that's amazing is that this young man is still doing this despite having screws still in his foot from an older injury.
Mr. Smith Is the New Leaper in Town
Gary G. Smith is the new name that's creating a buzz amongst fans of the high-flyers around the world.
The Phoenix native has played some college hoops but recently signed to Ballslife Street crew. At 6'6", he's one of the taller dunkers on the list, but nonetheless he has a combination of power and bounce and an ability to get over the rim.
It seems that his ability to dunk just as well in games as in contests makes him the wild card of this group.