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article imageCeltics' Green wins dunk crown

By Lemery     Feb 18, 2007 in Sports
"Boston's Gerald Green capped All-Star Saturday with an acrobatic leap over a table to win the dunk contest, and Miami's Jason Kapono fell just short of an event record while winning the 3-Point Shootout.
Green, the Celtics' 21-year-old swingman, perf...
"Boston's Gerald Green capped All-Star Saturday with an acrobatic leap over a table to win the dunk contest, and Miami's Jason Kapono fell just short of an event record while winning the 3-Point Shootout.
Green, the Celtics' 21-year-old swingman, performed his two most memorable dunks in the first round before that lengthy final leap over a 3-foot table bearing the All-Star game logo for a windmill jam and perfect 50 score to cap an event that gets tougher to revolutionize every year.
Green first made an electrifying two-handed slam on an alley-oop pass off the side of the backboard from teammate Paul Pierce in the first round. Green then jumped over fellow finalist Nate Robinson while wearing the No. 7 Celtics jersey of 1991 dunk champion Dee Brown -- and shielding his eyes in the crook of his elbow in an homage to Brown's memorable no-look dunk."
Now this was one hell of a contest. If you didn't, boy you missed out. I watched the entire All-Star game, top to bottom but the only thing I was really waiting for was the slam dunk contest. This years contest was great. Fun, exicitig, and great players doing their jobs.
Gerald Green was my pick right from the start. I wanted him to win just because I liked his style. That guy has some guts. That guy is going to go far in the NBA, and in his life. Kudos to him, he did a great job.
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