On Saturday, we headed downtown to catch the Portland edition of the Sprite Slam Dunk Showdown and for some reason got there waaaaaaay too damn early. We basically hit the bleachers at "open call" and for whatever reason, sat there during the entire "open call" until our beer palettes decided we could take no more.
At about 3:00 PM we walked across the street to snatch up a sidewalk table from Hotel Fifty, pounded a couple of Iron City Pilsners and then
Throughout this waterfront basketball gathering, we had various appearances from Travis Outlaw, Ime Udoka, and the Blazer Dancers. Unfortunately, we were staring into the mouth watering eyes of the pilsner instead of catching the Blazer Dancers performance. I do apologize for this and should probably never be forgiven.
Anyways, the event started and Antonio Harvey showed up as a guest judge along with "Chocolate Thunder" Darryl Dawkins which made things liven up a bit. And finally...the MC showed up and this got rolling.
Overall, I must say that this dunk contest was the longest dunk contest in the history of basketball. There were some solid dunks from a handlful of guys, but truthfully, about 10 of the dudes had no business being in a dunk contest.
It ended with a text-vote for either D-Mo or Golden Child and we didn't bother sticking around to see who had actually won. All you need to see is the video we capped from the event to know who was ridiculous and who wasn't. My votes go to Golden Child and Mile High. Make sure to keep checking the NBA.com/dunk site to see who the announced winner was.
And our poorly edited video footage: