Kelly Dwyer/Ball Don't Lie on Gerald Green:
That said, come Saturday night's Dunk Contest, don't overlook the reigning champ. I'm not telling you that he's going to win the competition, the angry ones usually don't, but he's probably going to put together the best batch of technically-perfect dunks we'll see.
Jamario-Moon HQ will be live-blogging tonight's Slam Dunk competition.
Henry at TrueHoop with a story involving Gerald Green during an NBA/Habitat For Humanity event this afternoon. Among topics of conversation at the event was the following:
Debate about whether or not Gerald Green had a chance against Jamario Moon in the dunk contest. Green said that if he lost, it would be because he beat himself. Pierce said a lot of things, but one of them was that if Green could pass the ball between his legs twice on one jump, then Pierce would retire from basketball. Pierce also offered to jump off a second-floor balcony we passed by. I swear I have seen this dunk by somebody on YouTube. But Green sure wasn't suggesting he could do it.
The TNT crew isn’t giving Wolves guard Gerald Green any love when it comes to defending his NBA Slam-Dunk title tonight. Reggie Miller likes 27-year-old Toronto rookie Jamario Moon’s hops. Kenny Smith picks Memphis’ Rudy Gay and his swagger. Charles Barkley figures Orlando’s Dwight Howard got slighted last year when Green won and picks him to win.
Jalen Rose/ESPN ranks Gerald Green #2 among tonight's Slam Dunk contestants.
I expect the defending champ to have something up his sleeve.