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About:

#50CrappyDunks >>> So about a year ago I became bored with my full-time job and started concepting for never before seen dunks for the NBA slam dunk contest as a personal creative challenge. A year later (now), I'm up to 110 dunk concepts and the list keeps evolving. If you can't make it through the entire list, at least read 10 concepts. You may one day see them on youtube! Like the "selfie dunk" which has been on this list for over a year now (concept #67). Would a NBA player ever admit to being inspired by this list!? >>> Probably not, but it will be fun trying.



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by Chris Darmon
(white boy, can't jump + inventor of the "fireball dunk")
last updated: 9/5/14









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HELP RESURRECT ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE SPORTING EVENTS AND CREATE SOMETHING GREAT.



The NBA slam dunk contest is either going to evolve or die a sad, slow death because it's no longer "innovative" and "everything has been seen and done before". Everyone is doing the same ol' recycled dunks and nothing is new. I believe the dunk contest can evolve into something amazing again and I'd love to see corporate sponsors turn the dunk contest into something that showcases true innovation and excitement (sans complete overwhelming product placement). I'd also love to have some of my ideas produced. Without further to do...

Basketball season is back! All year long I am going to post ideas for dunks for the NBA slam dunk contest with visual aids, long winded rambling descriptions and maybe a sketch or two. Like a great suit, 90% of these are custom tailored for one or two specific NBA players - names, themes and concepts relating to their personal style on and off the court. No one is paying me to do this, nor promote this page - it's a labor of love. THE CHALLENGE: "Everything has already been done before...". That is the theme, that is the challenge, that is the problem all "dunk artist" face. Challenge accepted. MY RESPONSE: No, it really hasn't... Here's 50+ concepts for dunks that have never been done in a NBA slam dunk contest, ever. Actually 100+ ideas now and counting
(this page requires serious reading and interest in slam dunk contests).












This page is wordy (it's a tough read, I know)... This entire page is more of an online notepad / think tank, more than anything... If you don't like basketball, awesome dunks and reading, turn away >>> turn away now. However, if you do like awesome dunks and ideas - you're more than welcome to read about a few dunk concepts while I refine the descriptions and start to add visual aids. All of these dunks are physically possible, some nearly impossible (or entertaining if done with showmanship). It's my dream to see at least two or three of these in the 2015 NBA slam dunk contest this year or next, and will be working very hard to try and make that happen. I'm working completely independently on this with no corporate sponsor, no financial gain to be had - only the pure satisfaction of improving the dunk contest and seeing one of these ideas made a reality. Crazy, impossible to get a dunk in the NBA slam dunk contest!!? Crazy, until it happens and it blows your mind! Look out NBA players on twitter.

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F I R E B A L L + D U N K S:


Do not try "fireball dunks" at home. I take no responsibility for other people's ignorance. This dunk was designed for professionals, engineered
for safety and entertainment purposes only. Do not purchase flash string from China and make your own nets and do not tweet about fireball dunks to your favorite NBA player on twitter... Fire is dangerous and no one wants
to date Freddy Krueger. With that said...







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It's official >>> Zach LaVine has already won the 2015 Sprite Slam (and the event isn't for another 6+ months). Cancel the event, hand him the trophy, it's over. Not even one official NBA game under his belt and he's already doing windmills from the freethrow line. Please inform the NBA, the slam dunk contest is officially over. #ZachAttack

Now people are touching the top of the backboard >>> here. Welcome to the "age of upping the ante". The summer of 2014 has given rise to youtube stars and the evolution of dunking in a big way. Someone needs to bust out a LED projection mapped dunk! >>> NBA!








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LIKE MANY "ARTIST", SOME WORK BEGINS
WITH FRUSTRATION.


I love the NBA, love basketball, and once loved the NBA slam dunk contest. Vince Carter, Dwight Howard, and Michael Jordan to name a few put on some of the greatest shows of all-time because they did things we never thought humanly possible. Let's try and make the dunk contest unbelieveable next year. I've seen every single NBA and collegiate dunk contest from the age of 15 til now (including McDonald's All-American games, boo). If you're going to enter the slam dunk contest next year, you better bring it. Be innovative, everything hasn't already been done. Ask Vince Carter or Dwight Howard. Athleticism is off the charts these last few years, creativity is not. It is my personal goal to get at least 2-3 of these dunks in the NBA slam dunk contest or inspire athletes to try them at the collegiate level. Consider it a very strange brew of social media experiment meets problem solving meets sports and entertainment. People share their art, their fonts, their design work - I'm sharing my ideas, problem solving skills, and creativity with the world. I am a designer by trade, a passionate problem solver and sports fan at heart. Magic Johnson made a challenge to Lebron James to persuade him to enter the dunk contest, consider this your unfair advantage and a bit of fuel to the fire. If you see this list, like any of these ideas, tell your friends. Spread the word til it gets to one of these dunkers listed below - we have over 8 months to make this happen. That is the goal, one of these dunks in a NBA dunk contest, nothing else will do. Someone, somewhere will do one of these dunks and I hope they at least acknowledge they got the idea from their buddy and long time basketball fan, me, Chris Darmon. You don't have to say my name, you don't have to promote my website, just a simple acknowledgement is all I ask for in exchange for almost a year's worth of free brainstorming (or a signed shoe, simple - to prove you were inspired by this). Consider me a silent partner if you will in the business of basketball. Millions of people watch the NBA slam dunk contest and all-star game, millions... It's the super bowl of basketball and you could help make it special by investing a small amount to help make basketball history. I work on this project for free, every single day in hopes to see something amazing this year.



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THESE ARE THE ELITE DUNKERS I AM HOPING ENTER THIS YEAR'S
NBA SLAM DUNK CONTEST:


Lebron James - NBA fans (like me) want to see you in the dunk contest. Use your star power and creativity (see concept dunk #1 plus 6 bonus dunks not using fire)... LBJ, you can't out jump these cats or can you? Gerald Green (dunker supreme), Paul George (rising in all aspects), James White (great dunker, not in this year), Blake Griffin (nasty monster chimera supreme), Kenny Dobbs (not in the NBA, see concept #5), Perry Jones (replaces injured bionic mamba), Terrence Ross (proven), Jeremy Evans (proven, creative and innovative), Kenneth "Manimal" Faried, DeAndre "3000" Jordan (enough said)... Either Iman Shumpert from the Knicks or J.R. Smith from the Knicks OR BOTH (see concept #3). Dwight Howard (Rocket Man / Superman Lives!), Orlando's Victor Oladipo (kid can ball), Derrick Rose (f#ck injured)... KU Jayhawks: Ben "Sir" McLemore , Xavier Henry, or Andrew Wiggins // Future Stars: Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker or Minnesota Timberwolf Zach LaVine (you got this)



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These are the companies I'd like to sponsor a dunk or two!? WTF!? Yes, you could... Let me help do all the behind the scenes work and testing - you put your name on the amazing end results:

NIKE (hello limited edition shoes, ESPN replays and YouTube - see LBJ dunks #1 thru #6) // Adidas (diddo) // Under Armour (diddo) // Microsoft / Xbox (think future technology + innovation) // Sony, Intel, or EA Sports (future technology + innovation) // Beats by Dre (see concept #69) // New Era Caps (see concept #10) // Samsung, Nokia, Apple (think mobile phones / youtube - see concept #67) // Kia, Scion, Tesla(!), Honda, Chevy, Ford, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and Ducati (bring your cars and motorcycles), Sprite! Six pack, yo!








Designing my own "collectible NBA figures" and packaging, codename "Diamond Dunks". Low-polygon "Future Lebron" will strike down upon thee like Zeus!









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A "videogame'esque" fireball dunk is possible.



So I worked incredibly hard in my free time on this project, only to see a certain someone try and take credit for my idea. Kenny Dobbs does the first ever "flash string net dunk" (here's the poorly shot "OG" (original gangsta version))... While I admire Mr. Dobbs as a basketball player, I do not admire zero acknowledgement for my hard work. If Mr. Dobbs wants to claim he "invented this dunk"... I have all the emails and facebook messages telling him how to do it and proof I invented this dunk on this site as of June 2013. HE IS HOWEVER, THE FIRST DUNKER TO EVER DO IT. YOU'RE WELCOME, KENNY (use flash string from China next time). 75,000+ youtube views and counting in one day. 720? 900? Next? Still want to see this dunk in the NBA slam dunk contest, sans lawsuits. See it here, here, and here. #DunkHistoryHasBeenMade





"It’s safe to say this not so safe dunk wont ever be performed in a NBA dunk contest. Although, Dobbs did show and try to convince the 2014 dunk contest winner, John Wall, to do the dunk but Wall was smart enough to go with some safer dunks and I’m sure the Wizards ownership is happy about that.


But after the event, Wall did give a live TV shout out to Kenny Dobbs and I’m sure the average basketball fan watching the event on TNT asked “who the hell is Kenny Dobbs,” but believe me their favorite player (LeBron? Kobe? Durant?) knows and is probably a fan of the man who has found ways of taking the dunk to new levels year after year."



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Some of these concepts go way beyond dunks and into the realm of shoe advertising, marketing and quite simply pushing the athlete's body to do things never been done before. All dunk concepts are up for grabs by any NBA athlete (and would be quite nice if you gave me credit for the behind the scenes work - which you probably won't, I guess that is cool - but I'll still know). Enough rambling, back to dunks. There is no greater stage for dunking, innovation and dramatic flair than the NBA dunk contest. MY GOAL: to be the first designer to get a "designed" conceptual dunk into the NBA slam dunk contest with no corporate sponsor and only using social media / the internet.



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AND FINALLY, THE LIST OF NEVER BEFORE SEEN DUNKS IN THE NBA DUNK CONTEST,
TAILORED FOR SPECIFIC NBA DUNKERS.


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#FireballDunk // #FlashStringNetDunk // #FlashCottonNetDunk: explosive and dynamic like Lebron, just add fire... A "videogame'esque fireballl" dunk is both possible and safe and I will prove it. I've already done one and it looks spectacular with minimal risk involved (if you use common sense). A ball lit on fire is boring, it must make contact with an explosive net // the force of the dunk combined with the fireball makes it "magically magnificent"... Flash string/cotton produces no smoke and burns incredibly fast and clean.



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Never been done in a NBA slam dunk contest or dunk contest anywhere in the world: make replica NBA nets out of flash cotton / flash string + ignited basketball or spark + Lebron James explosive dunk = atomic bomb aka first ever fireball dunk (literally) aka spectacular! Just have Nike's innovation kitchen make you a flame proof sleeve or glove, there are so many chemicals to ignite a basketball safely that won't burn your skin and all that is needed is a tiny spark to ignite this stuff - technically you don't ever have to use fire, just a tiny spark to ignite it. It's easy, and above all safe. You won't start any other fires, other than the ones on youtube and ESPN's servers. I'll make the flash cotton nets for you, give me a call, I'll take this entire page off the internet and keep all these dunks secret. Let me design you a flash cotton jersey or shoes! Anywhoooo, the nets need to look exactly like real NBA nets, only one difference, the nets would explode, literally every time you dunked with the smallest of sparks, flash cotton doesn't even appear to be dangerous, it's flashy and dynamic, like you. Hire a chemical engineer if you have to, dial in the perfect formula for massive explosions and above all - safety. You would create literal explosions every time you dunked. Epic. Surround the court with firemen or better yet "firewomen" (have that be part of your routine). Have Nike create you a custom "fire department" with a blacked out firetruck or painted "intense-miami" with bright pinks and loud colors. They have Ferrrari money, it's worth it and worth the: youtube views and photographs alone.
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LBJ will never enter a dunk contest, or will he!? Lebron, you have nothing else to prove (except owning the dunk contest), it's time! Odds are you'll probably never see this dunk in the NBA (due to liability), but a videogame'esque fireball dunk is possible. This dunk technique will work, it will be safe and it will win you the NBA slam dunk contest or create one of the most visually dynamic dunks the NBA has ever seen (if ever allowed in the NBA).
There is no single title to describe this dunk technique, it's a concept dunk. Art and science, baby. Easy money, if you happened to ever read this or decide to finally enter. This dunk concept utilizes a technique never before seen: a flash cotton replica NBA net I developed one day trying to come up with "video game'esque" dunks... What is flash cotton!? You're gonna feel what it is. Why is Lebron James in the slam dunk contest, he's not an elite dunker!? You're about to find out. Step 1: Blast the classic "Ring of Fire" (by Johnny Cash) or some gangsta a$$ rap song involving fire (I'm not a DJ, you pick). Step 2: Black out the arena. It's time to introduce the world to Lebron James and the slam dunk contest (and flash cotton). Here's how you'd easily win the slam dunk contest and create some of the greatest and most dynamic images the slam dunk contest has ever seen. LBJ - "The Bay Harbor Butcher", serial NBA MVP and NBA CHAMPION just killed the NBA slam dunk contest with these series of LBJ specific tailored dunks:





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If Comedy Central's Daniel Tosh can make an exploding flash cotton diaper and stay laughing while it ignites, engineers (or even I)
could create a flash cotton replica NBA net and rig a heat source for him to dunk on and make the net literally explode for the first
ever fireball dunk in the history of the NBA.


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SPOILER ALERT (highlight to read)
HERE'S HOW YOU IGNITE THE NET WITH NO "FIRE THREAT" AT ALL:

1.) Child's play - a sparkler >>> put a glove on (a cool, NFL wide receiver type glove) and sparkler on your wrist - sounds ridiculous until someone does it and dunks and ignites the flash string net creating a virtually safe fireball 10-15 ft high that no one was expecting - minds blown! 2.) Get tricky - a remote ignition >>>> put a remote ignition either on your wrist (they sell them at magic shops) or a remote igniter on the basketball rim itself (have someone trigger it right as you dunk) >>>> PROBLEM SOLVED, EPIC RESULTS. People laugh at ideas like this, until they see they are possible, grounded in reality, tested thoroughly and over deliver on awe factor alone. Love to see this, love to be recognized when it's done, amazing and creates some of the most spectacular dunk images you've ever seen professionally shot. I've worked really hard for months on this idea and had alot of people laugh at me for even suggesting it - I've now done it, it works and can be completely safe if professionally engineered and you use common sense (just make sure the kids at home don't try it!).



THE DUNK:
You play for the "Heat", your teammate D-Wade is known as "Flash" - perfect pairing. Have Wade aka "Flash" set you up for at least two of your first three explosive flash string net dunks and literally set the rim on fire. BUILD UP THE HYPE FOR THESE BAD BOYS, have Nike create you a teaser campaign or teaser video a month or two before next year's slam dunk contest. Use this technique for your first dunk: black out the arena
, D-Wade aka "Flash" sets the ball on fire, he bounces the flaming ball off the backboard, catch it with one hand, dunk over your teammate Chris Bosh (both teammates are wearing firemen uniforms, ha). Breakdown: The basketball is on fire (or just use a sparkler under your wristband to ignite the net, no flaming bball = much safer but not as cool), the net and rim explode as the ignited ball makes contact with the flash cotton replica NBA net as you dunk over a near 7 footer in a fireman's uniform. Pussy version: have someone in the crowd ignite the net remotely right as you dunk (rig a heat source on the rim), still works - no fire, no harm! EPIC. BEAUTIFUL FIREBALL DUNK. EVEN MORE GORGEOUS IN SLOW MOTION. NEVER BEEN DONE. LIGHTS OUT. THE TROPHY IS ALREADY YOURS. Imagine the spectacle, imagine the crowd reaction if you pulled this off perfectly in the first try - that is why you are doing this dunk, the pure visual image burned into everyone's brain, forever as LBJ does the first ever fireball dunk in NBA history in front of millions of viewers. #ExplodingESPNservers

Even better version of that dunk, add a fire truck! It's gimmicky, who cares - it will look badass with the right execution. Drive a custom branded firetruck (painted HEAT team colors, miami neons, or blacked out with your logo or Nike's) into the arena with teammates Wade and Bosh next to you or on the back of the truck like real firefighters, uniforms and all. You just won two NBA championships, show off, you earned it. The back board and rim would be attached to the end of the fire truck ladder (Nike branded, projecting images of explosions or some uber art directed spot by Weiden and Kennedy). You could even "climb the ladder" and elevate the goal to 11-12 feet (ala Dwight Howard) plus explosions. *Triple bonus points if you can incorporate a world famous Chris Bosh photobomb into your dunk!?!?




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SCARED OF A LITTLE HEAT?
Here's a great bonus dunk only King James could pull off (that doesn't involve flames):










"Ambassador to the Game" (Lebron Bonus Jam epic dunk #1- legendary dunk status initiated). Use your fame and celebrity status to dunk over a special guest, the biggest NBA and basketball fan out there - President Barack Hussein Obama. Shows over. If anyone can make this happen and worth while, it's you. Option A: Dunk over Obama while he's surrounded by a circle of govt security agents in black suits and sunglasses... ***Blast MC Hammer's "You Can't Touch This" while you dunk... Crowd goes crazy. Perfect 50 for style and creativity. Option B: Safer version, dunk over a line of Obama's govt security guys while Obama throws you the Alley-Oop pass! Legendary. Never been done. Air Force Two has just taken flight. #POTUSdunk


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"Good vs. Evil" aka the Jelly Helm Tribute Dunk (Flash Cotton Themed Lebron Dunk #2) - Show them what you've been through to get to the top, the "gates of hell". Set the free throw line on fire or the entire painted key, or use mission impossible style linework - hell make the court lines out of flash paper or flash string (light it up, it's not dangerous material for the most part, ha). Set your shoes on fire or unveil another shoe by lighting the exterior of the shoes (covered in a thin layer of flash cotton) to burn away and reveal a new shoe aka unreleased shoe or secret message underneath, who knows.. Complicated, I know...or have the shoes set the court on fire... Imagine if you could rig up shoes that ignited the freethrow line (court linework would also be made of flash material and ignite). Your dunk would set the entire freethrow area on fire. Hello slo-mo cam. Amazing. Crowd goes nuts, images would last a lifetime.

Same dunk, better version: set the top of the rim on fire, literally, have a flash cotton net below. As you dunk the flames from the rim would ignite the net, epic explosion and force. It would be visually stunning. Even better version, same scenario, rim on fire, flash cotton net, flash cotton JERSEY, flash cotton SHORTS. The rim, net and your jersey would literally ignite and explode to reveal a message underneath. Do an epic flex or pose, insanity, crowd goes nuts. Walk away with trophy. You just completed three visually stunning and conceptual dunks no one has done before.


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STILL SCARED OF A LITTLE HEAT?
Below are 6 more bonus dunks that are tailored for you that no one else has done in an NBA dunk contest
that are quite impossible that don't involve fire.


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LBJ#2 - "Powerhouse / Unbreakable" (Lebron Bonus Jam epic dunk #1, never been done). Here's another freebie, do a 360 windmill dunk with 10-20 pound ankle weights on each leg. Be all dramatic with it, make them gold or have Nike design you some beautiful modern ankle weights (maybe they glow!? LED's), have them weighed on a scale at center court before the dunk. Show how strong, how fast, how high you can jump, literally (sans Nike+). A 360 windmill dunk with ankle weights (actual weight is unknown, press the limits, add 20 lbs, or whatever you can lift in the air) is nearly impossible, prove them wrong. Never been done. Hope to see this.

LBJ#3 - "Seven Deadly Dunks - Pride" (Lebron Bonus James epic dunk #2, never been done). Everyone in America would hate you for this dunk and love you at the same time. Mirrored backboard, rise up as high as you possibly can, kiss a reflection of yourself in the mirrored backboard, dunk, land, take a bow. That is one arrogant ass dunk.

LBJ#4 - "GameChanger / X-Rated Dunk" (Lebron Bonus Jam epic dunk #3, never been done). This dunk sounds completely X-Rated. Your choice: Same dunk above, but instead of a mirrored backboard, it's your backside (in clothes obviously). Kiss an image of your own ass on the backboard, than dunk. People have kissed the rim, make it more entertaining, embrace being the villain. Same dunk, PG-13 version. Ask your wife, or a beautiful girl from the crowd, place her on a ladder behind the backboard, remove the glass and backboard permanently so it's a hollow shell. The woman behind the glass is waiting for a kiss, give her one she will remember and a dunk no one will forget. Kiss the girl behind the goal, dunk at the same time. You'd have to be able to get your head above the rim and backboard essentially. Almost impossible. Even more crazy and controversial, same dunk, BUT replace the girl and kiss openly gay NBA player Jason Collins on the lips, near the rim, dunk. The NBA will never be the same. #HappyAndWeKnowItDunk

LBJ#5 - "Fumble / Gear Up" (Lebron Bonus Jam epic dunk #5, never been done). Have NIKE design you a lovely football jersey, we keep seeing you and hearing you talk about playing football - here's your chance. Have two sport and NIKE icon, Bo Jackson, set you up with an alley ooppppp as you dunk over a mountain of football players (they are all geared up, and stacked as if they dived on a loose ball - the higher and bigger the pile of players, the better). Bring in a ref, cheerleaders, etc. The perfect "theme" dunk... Wait, there's a twist!? Dunk over the pile of football players while total decked out in NIKE football gear (shoulder pads, helmet, wide receiver gloves, etc). Even better if it's a dunk we haven't seen you do, like a Harold Miner between the legs reverse over the pile or some crazy one handed diving football looking dunk. The football gear makes it much harder and more visually interesting. Bonus points for an amazing endzone dance after "scoring". #Number6for6
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Formerly known as "Megablaster!" (this dunk has been updated and renamed). Now known as the "Podium Game" dunk. If you ever follow NBA fans or analysts on twitter, they are always talking about is this player's performance "podium game worthy" aka MVP of the game level. Designed for LBJ, but could work for any high-profile dunker (perhaps OKC's Russell Westbrook). The concept is simple - dunk over an official NBA press podium (the kind they use after games, or during the MVP speech with microphones attached). Not sure if this adds anything, but one could hang a microphone from the rafters (about 10-12 feet above the ground, just in front of the rim) and while dunking over the podium make a small "shoutout" into the mic while you dunk ("BROOKLYN!"). RECAP: MVP quality dunk over NBA PODIUM + MICROPHONE + POTENTIAL SHOUTOUT while dunking = never before seen dunk. *BONUS POINTS* for dunking over or incorporating official NBA press "a-holes" (the press guys you don't necessary like that are always asking you ridiculous questions after a game). #PODIUMdunk

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(Lebron Bonus Jam epic dunk #7, never been done) Lebron, it's never been done because I just invented it for you! Super simple idea and dunk... Gear up in a Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, or Akron High School football jersey (no gear or pads, unless you want to)... Black out under your eyes (like a football player (eye makeup) - right before the dunk)... Bring in the field goal team! Have a place holder and professional NFL or high school kicker setup the first football to basketball dunk / alley ooooppp. Teammate hikes the ball from behind the basketball goal to the place holder at the freethrow line, kicker comes in and PUNTS THE BASKETBALL OFF THE BACKBOARD (requires a perfect kick from the freethrow line)... You, Lebron, run in as the ball bounces off the backboard (with force) from either past the freethrow line or just before it, catch it and jam. Requires perfect timing, team work and one sick cross sport concept dunk never been done! END ZONE DANCE, marching band!


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**MOVING ON** 90+ MORE DUNKS FOR ATHLETES OTHER THAN #6.
I'M JADED, I LOVE SOME OF THESE DUNK IDEAS, I WON'T LIE.


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Speaking of field goal dunks and marching bands. The perfect dunk concept for this year's event hosted in New Orleans (I'll be tuned in!):



Indiana Pacer Paul George, Lebron or Indiana Hoosier Victor Oladipo - what better dunk to perform in New Orleans this year!? Inspired by a joke from one of my favorite comedians - Hannibal Buress... The joke is about how you can hire a marching band to follow you around in New Orleans for just a few hundred bucks (all evening long). An entire marching band! See his act for the whole thing.This dunk is no joke! Dunk over a mofo'ing marching band! I've seen cats dunk over a few people, chairs, ball racks, etc... Have a marching band (LSU Tigers, Hoosier or amateur street band) perform in the middle of the court, have the camera follow them. Pretend like your being interviewed, all of a sudden you grab the ball and dash off. The band shifts, they start to head over towards the goal while still playing... The camera follows them, the player follows them. That player takes off, and clearly dunks over an entire band, trumpets, trombones, drums, you name it. EPIC. The band plays a celebratory tune and you just pulled off something no one has ever done with style and flair - celebrate with a dance.
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Never been done teammate dunk. Nearly impossible, would require serious practice. You have 8+ months to practice this Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Tie your legs or ankles together via an old potato sack race kinda vibe, run in tandem and jump at the exact same time, both dunking at nearly the same time. Nearly impossible, but pretty damn visually cool if executed on an olympic synchronized diving level.
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Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, or Gerald Green - this dunk is for you. Make a statement, help people remember how explosive (and charming you are). Put on a cape like prince charming, place a sleeping beauty princess behind the backboard (a real woman laying horizontal via the Lebron dunk concept above). Rise up, kiss the girl on the cheek, dunk like crazy, the girl awakens and is lowered to the court. This would not be easy if the sleeping beauty is at or higher than the height of the rim - requires serious vertical. Hand her a rose, ride off on a horse! EPIC! (maybe lose the horse, ha) #BeMyValentineDunk #SleepingBeautyDunk
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Not impossible. The "720" exists (why has no one done this in the NBA slam dunk contest!?!?). If an NBA team was smart and wanted amazing PR an entire season long, they could sign "Air Up There", "Dunkin' Doug" or "International Slam Dunk Champion" Kenny Dobbs to a week long contract with the NBA, sponsor him or an "amateur pro dunker" right before the NBA All-Star break or before the season starts and bench him or put them on "injured reserve" the entire year until the slam dunk contest that is! EPIC! Break the rules, let them compete against the best! How amazing would that be!?! That team would become infamous. The entire event would be better, more entertaining, and controversial. Bring out the "900". Tony Hawk made millions off the "900" and probably practiced it 900 times before landing it. On a side note, I've met Kenny Dobbs at the Nike Employee Store, I have no affiliation with him, he was very down to earth and just feel people like him should be the "X" factor for such contests.
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HyperSonic Kemp could do it...


**Black out the arena** >>> wait about 5-10 seconds for dramatic flair, boom, spotlight on the goal, key and free throw line... A few lights flicker, a projector starts up >>> it is projecting the same view of the goal, key and free throw from above... It is essentially a projection of the goal and freethrow line on the already existing goal. All of a sudden, the projector seems to have broken, it starts malfunctioning (a few sparks fly, it flickers for dramatic effect), it shifts the entire image one foot to the right of the free throw line. Reality has just been distorted! What!?! You're now dunking a foot past the free throw line!?! Impossible. Prove them wrong.

6b.) "A Thin Red Line"- This is epic if pulled off correctly. Same concept, a simpler, more raw, more bold in your face way of presenting this same idea mixed with an element of shoe promotion. Nike, Adidas, this one's for you. The heroic dunker removes his shoes at center court, he pulls out a golden box (no branding!, nothing!), opens said box to reveal a pair of bright, all white beaming new pair of "x" sneakers (stunning white, epic white, no branding! nothing!)... He slowly laces them up, moments later he reveals a can of paint, a bright red crimson paint, he is handed a brush from a teammate or basketball legend ("Dr. J"!?! a passing of the torch if you will), dramatically dips the brush into the can and draws enough paint to draw a single red line a foot beyond the free throw line. *the crowd goes crazy* Impossible proclaims the announcer. The dunker transcends the runway, jumps a foot past the free throw line - past the freshly painted red line (before it even has time to dry), doesn't get a drop of red paint on his new white kicks. Jams, epic jam, soaring jam, clean, powerful, graceful, the crowd goes nuts. A foot past the free throw line! He lands, crowd is still cheering, he goes over to the freshly painted red line and swipes his finger to draw paint from the floor. He uses the red paint to draw either the Nike swoosh or the Adidas three stripes on his all white shoes with his finger in red. EPIC! Leaves the court. Silence is golden. Shoe and dunk becomes legendary. James "Flight" White, get to work, sign a new shoe deal. Do better than last year, I've seen it.


Lights and music >>> Nike's "House of Mamba" has officially proven anything is possible on the basketball court. They've taken projections and LED lighting to the next level and proven the court can become a blank canvas for events like the all-star game and slam dunk contest. Please inform the NBA >>> there is no excuse for the slam dunk contest to be boring any longer with technology like this at your fingertips.



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I pity the fool that doesn't do this dunk. Damian Lilard, Lebron, Iman Shumpert, or J.R. Smith from the New York Knicks, this dunk is for you. Same dunk concept as ankle weights with a dramatic twist: wear 10 - 20lbs of 80's retro gold chains around your neck and DUNK OVER MR. T! A tribute to rookie Michael Jordan and his legendary gold chains. If you can't get Mr. T, use stylish Adidas athlete Iman Shumpert aka 21 Shump Street or rap superstar 2 CHAINZ. INTERNET LEGEND STATUS DUNK! Nearly impossible with that much weight around your neck. Have the weight of the jewelry measured on a scale before you dunk! Certified Fresh and never been done, until now!?! Just realized, no one has ever used a street court chain net in the NBA dunk contest (f#ck, wish I would have thought of this sooner) >>> **BONUS POINTS: for using a custom gold chain net while dunking** #GoldChainzGoldTrophy #2ChainzAintGotNothingOnYou #I_Pity_Da_Fool_Dunk #GoldChainNetDunk
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Nike or Adidas, this dunk is for you... Come out with a shoe called "Helium", introduce it at the the NBA all-star game, ideally at the slam dunk contest. Unveil the shoe by having a dunk contest participant dunk over 10 canisters of helium (the 5 foot aluminum industrial kind) or 10 kids holding helium balloons! Lighter than Air, take flight! Fancy! Even better, have the player announce the dunk after taking a hit of helium! Epic (in mickey mouse voice).
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9.) #WeatherManDunk aka "Hurricane Green" - Speaking of helium and floating, Gerald Green of the Phoenix Suns >>> this dunk's for you! New Orleans has had some bad weather in the past, let's embrace that with a humorous twist. Use a blue or green(!) screen (ala Hollywood special effects or cheesy local news weather men all over the world). The forecast calls for gust of wind. Windmill dunk over said blue or green screen or local weather man while he/she conducts the weekly forecast or local news in front of a green screen (or during footage of a hurricane as you fly in). Hahahaaa, hilarious... The spoofier the better ala Ron Burgundy. Hell dunk over Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell or Steve Carell aka "Brick" from Anchorman) #90PercentChanceOfDunkTrophy #Windmillionaire #HurricaneGreen
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GG BONUS EPIC DUNK #1 >>> "Grandma's Boy Dunk" aka #YarnBombDunk - Gerald Green of the Phoenix Suns, another dunk just for you. This one is a tad complicated, but will work and will be amazing. Brighten the sky in the most unexpected way... Bring the heat Phoenix Sun. Yarn bomb (aka knit a cover for a basketball, or have someone's grandma do it), only knit a basketball using flash string. Figure out a way to light the top of the rim on fire (loved your cupcake dunk), add a flash string replica net and create the first 20 ft fireball dunk. Windmill the flash string knitted basketball over the fire rim to create a nuclear explosion when both the knitted basketball cover and net explode. EPIC for ETERNITY. Play Blondie's "Atomic" during the dunk...





GG BONUS EPIC DUNK #2 >>> #SmartDunk aka "Go Green Dunk" - Mr. Green of the Suns, another dunk for you... F#ck dunking over the hood or back section of a car (that's relatively easy)... Dunk over an entire car - a Smart Car (those mini electric bad boys). Bonus points if you trick out the car with green neon lighting (or Phoenix Suns team colors) and dunk over it in the dark while the GREEN NEON glows...


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10.) "Cat in a Hat" - New Era caps, wouldn't it be awesome if you sponsored a dunk idea, or court and got massive brand exposure at the same time? Kia Motors did it with Blake Griffin. I've shared this idea with a few creatives, maybe even a few that have worked for/with you... Sponsor a dunk contestant in next year's NBA slam dunk contest. Have him dunk over a kid wearing 10-20 stacked New Era hats on his head without touching a single hat. It's never been done in a NBA contest... Dunk over three kids while blindfolded wearing an oversized New Era hat, dunk over a 100 hats on a single kid, think about it. Quite a few kids in your demographic watch that event. Send me a few hats in exchange for the idea, I'll be watching this year's event very closely ;) #FatStacksDunk #NewEraCapDunk
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11.) "Tiger Power" - Dunk over an angry, loose tiger that hasnt' eaten in a week! Enough said! ;)
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12.) "Seven Deadly Dunks - Envy + Lust" - Dribble down the court, at least half court with two balls left and right hands at the same time, double windmill, both hands (left and right) at the same time. The left basketball is green, the right is red (on fire, flash cotton net technique to finish off the jam with the some intense heat and fireworks - lust)... Nearly impossible.
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13.) "Seven Deadly Dunks - Gluttony" - Ankle weight dunk. 25 - 50lbs of ankle weights + windmill dunk. Impossible!? Prove them wrong.
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14.) "A Kiss and Some Tongue" - Take off your shoe in the air, kiss it, and dunk in one motion! Nearly impossible! Someone will do this one day, it will be simple yet amazing if properly executed with a solid dunk. Hint: loosen the shoe laces ;) #KissYoKickDunk #KissYoSwooshDunk #KissYoThreeStripesDunk #KissYoConverse
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15.) "Reality Distortion #2" - Flip the entire basketball goal upside down, but at the same height, bounce the ball off the backboard (which is now upside down!)... Still working on this one, it's tricky, but never been done and could be really visually interesting if shot upside down with a camera.
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16.) "The Flying Dragon" - I'm coming up with 20+ dunks right now that involve: flash paper, flash string and flash cotton. Here's one called the "Flying Dragon": using my flash string / flash cotton net dunk technique - dunk over a single person, the twist..!? Dunk over a single "firebreather aka dragon" (you know those performers that emit giant fireballs out of their mouths using chemicals and a torch in carnivals and circuses) only dunk over the fire breather as they are blowing a ball of fire that lights your basketball on fire as you jump over them that sets the net on fire as you dunk. Crazy complicated I know, but it will work with the proper engineering and look quite spectacular.
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17.) "Fireballs / 20 Cannons" - Speaking of fire, blast 20 flaming fireballs (basketballs covered in some sort of safe to touch flammable liquid + basketballs) out of cannons from the noise bleed section. One of those balls has to land, bounce and set up the dunker for the ultimate dramatic flaming dunk! You'd need to fire off 10-20 cannons at the same time to get one to land perfectly. Still working on this...
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aka #KickDonaldInTheFaceDunk >>> This isn't a race thing, it's a "holy f#ck I wanna see a sweet dunk" and kick some racist old man in the face that really deserves it - I mean karate dunk. This dunk will require intense focus and some serious, serious hops Daniel son >>> watch and learn. Simple dunk, crazy hard, politically incorrect... FLYING JUMP KICK, Jon "Bones" Jones style (preferably kicking at a target on the backboard or just below it - like a pic of some villian's face or disgraced ex-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers). It's crazy impossible to jump kick the bottom of the backboard and dunk at the same time - almost as crazy as owning a professional basketball team and having a 1950's racist world view. Speaking of destructive world views...
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**Can anyone make this happen? Superman?!? Rocket Man!?!? Whatever your nickname is these days Dwight a.k.a. Mr. Howard.


19.) "Demolition Man / L.A. Aftermath" - One of the 1990's versions of NBA live and NBA Jam allowed you to shatter the backboard. Never been done in the NBA slam dunk contest (unfortunately), make it happen. Strap on some safety glasses, get a basketball goal made that is slightly weaker or features glass that will explode on impact, add the flash cotton net technique. Make the entire basketball goal explode! Dwight Howard! This dunk is for you. You're kinda cheating with the weakened glass element, who cares?!? Like your Superman dunk, it would look amazing. Wear some safety glasses, you'll need them. Look out LA, it's the big one (earthquake). Even better if you incorporate Kareem Abdul Jabbar and his epic 70's goggles (maybe you dunk over him, wink wink) #HoustonWeHaveAProblem! #LetPeopleKnowLAisHistory!
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20.) "Double Pass the Dutch / Double Dutch the Dunk" - D Rose, this dunk is for you. Dunk over two urban inner city kids JUMPING ROPE (preferably young african american girls in their early teens). As this is going to require someone short + perfect timing + solid jump roping technique (hint: there are dozens of NBA half time show performers that are really good at this). You would essentially be elevating over two or more kids, a rope and it would require perfect timing. Even better version - throw in a windmill or double windmill dunk to match the rotation of the jump ropes. EPIC! Never been done in an NBA contest or any dunk contest I have ever seen. #DoubleDutchDunk
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21.) "Thoroughbred" - Half joke, half serious, half amazing... Maybe not cool with the animal rights crowd or "little people" , but here's the idea. Dunk over A.) a horse, B.) a cop on a horse, C.) 5 midget cops on 5 miniature ponies. Hilarious and epic at the same time. Dwight Howard! You have a sense of humor and crazy hops, you can pulls this off.
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22.) "Seven Deadly Dunks - Sloth / Bed of Nails" - Bring out your inner magician, dunk over a bed nails 15 feet long. You could use fake nails on half or all of it, we don't want to see someone die or get hurt on TV.
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23.) "Kick-flip alley-oop" aka "Makin' Moves" - Have a professional skateboarder like Eric Koston or Rob Dyrdek setup the first ever skateboard to dunk alley oop! Put a basketball on the front of the skateboard, ollie / kickflip the ball in the air, dunk... High five Ri-dunk-u-lous!!! Bonus points if both the skateboard and dunk are similar in style or fashion - kickflip + 360 windmill dunk, double kickflip + 720!?! All of these have never been done. #RobDyrdekDunk, #Makin'Dunks
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24.) "Oh No, Godzilla!" - Dunk over a robotic version of Dikembe Mutumbo waiving his trademark "finger waive" aka not in my house sign. Or dunk over a neon animated sign of Dikembe Mutumbo's trademark signal. Have Dikembe introduce you and unveil the sign. Not super original, but entertaining. Search youtube for Dikembe if you have no clue what I am talking about. Someone from the Denver Nuggets PR team might have seen my concept.
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25.) "Rock of Love / Cradle of Love" - Rock the cradle ala Larry Nance or classic Jordan. However, do it while playing a guitar or singing a love song acoustic style guitar in hand dunk. Even better if performed by Kevin Love (or the assist). #RockOfLoveDunk
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a.k.a. "Interballatic Planetary / My Moon Man, Mr. White!" >>> BLOW SOME DAMN MINDS! James "Flight" White, this is for you! Step 1: Black out the arena, crank the Beastie Boy's classic song: "Intergalactic"! Queue the lights, only it remains dark and stars are now projected on the floor leading you a path to the free throw line interstellar style. You're wearing a white space suit with "Mr. White" embroided on the back. Your spacesuit is either a real NASA spacesuit (real for the weight, to make it even harder) or lightweight prop suit. Stars glow, comets and asteroids flicker in the crowd (you are now in space via motion graphics and projections). Project the moon on the court (about the length of or longer than the freethrow line). Step 2: Jump over the moon (the projected moon on the court that is)! Have a beautiful model dressed as a hot space alien escort you off or on the court or moon walk off the floor, your choice! Interballatic! Funky robot dance celebration. Step 3: Collect your trophy. **BONUS POINTS** for dunking over Mr. Science >>> Neil deGrasse Tyson >>> #InterballaticDunk #AllStarsDunk #JumptheMoonDunk
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27.) "T-REX" - Terrance Ross, this dunk is for you. Dunking over Drake or getting an assist from Drake was weak - do something nobody's seen before. Raptor turned T-REX / T-ROSS. Grab the ball with your elbows (like your flexing your bi-cep and holding a basketball on your chest). Complicated, I know, visual aid coming. Rise up and dunk the ball with your elbows instead of your hands. The shortened arm / elbow dunk - harder than you think. Shortened arms like a T-REX, sick height on the dunk, high difficulty level. Never been done. The dunk contest trophy was cold up in Canada, reclaim it with something new and unseen.
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28.) "Kidd & Play!" - Hahahaaaa... Iman Shumpert + Jason Kidd, both Knicks - teammate dunk. Iman, rock your retro style and flat top, do the kid and play leg dance move with the left side of your body and left leg (or jump over your leg breakdance move), jump off the right leg no running and do a windmill from underneath the goal. Totally Cool Dude...
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29.) "The Louboutin" - Dwight Howard, this dunk is for you. Showtime in hollywood, have 100 paparazzi follow you every where you went in the arena, flashing strobes, everywhere. The Christian Louboutin sponsored dunk! Epic! Funny! Awesome! Simple challenge: dunk in high fashion high heels!!!!!! Have Christian Louboutin donate a super high end, high fashion pair of kicks, only the new kixxx are heels. Red carpet, models surrounding the runway. Perfect 10! Never been done! Send me some shoes ;) Even better, let a female dunker, dunk for you, see below. #HighHeelDunk, #DontTwistYourAnkleOrBreakaNail




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Derrick Rose, this one is for you! Give the rose from your first dunk (concept #4 - "Sleeping Beauty") to a special lady in the crowd (in a storytelling continuation theme), Brittney Griner. Even better version of that dunk. Never been done. Ladies first, have Britney Griner dunk for you! She could be the first female dunker in the NBA dunk contest ever - who cares about rules!? Adam Silver, people want to see this, alot of people, millions, especially teen girls, ratings! Demolish the rules and blow up the youtube and ESPN servers. The United States wants to see this, they just don't know it yet. Google "Ronda Rousey", enough said. She's awesome, let the world see it. Have her dunk in high heels, or just flat out let her dunk for you, the judges agree to transfer the points based on the crowd reaction! Epic. D Rose, Dwight Howard, an awesome dunk concept for you. #LadiesFirstDunk
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31.) "Soul Train Dunk" - Iman Shumpert, this dunks for you, perfect match. Show them your leg is just fine and you have style like no other. 70's polyester suit, unveil a shiny mirrored disco ball basketball. The ball is either painted silver or is airbrushed to look like a disco ball. You present the ball in a velvet case with a velvet painting of you on the box at center court right before the dunk. Or better yet, a clear basketball with inner lining painted like a mirrored disco ball. Functional leather disco ball design still in the preconception stage. Either dunk over an entire dancing soul train line or dunk over a digital projection of Marvin Gaye (via the famous tupac coachella hologram). Pretty Fly!

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#SuperSimpleSuperAmazing


32.) "Superman Returns!" aka "Superman Lives!" aka "Showstoppa" - My new all-time favorite dunk concept, and it's designed for only one man - Superman... I've been trying to come up with a concept for a Dwight Howard dunk that was both dramatic, epic in scale, visually beautiful and suited for a man with intense strength, speed and power known for dunking and blocking shots on an epic scale! This looks like a job for Superman... Level of difficulty - off the charts. Superman!? We need you. Inspired by the play below.





THE CONCEPT: Based off of over 10,000 trampoline mascot dunks done in over 1 million halftime shows give or take a few (sarcastic tone detected). This iconic trampoline dunk is about to flipped on its head, body slammed, punched in the face, shaken for its lunch money, than imploded with dynamite. Enter Superman! No, he will not be jumping off of any trampolines. Dwight Howard, rehab yourself, get back to Superman elite status. Enter gorilla mascot, he could be the real Phoenix gorilla mascot, he could be a fake generic version, doesn't matter. The gorilla mascot comes out, does an epic flip dunk, yay! The crowd has seen that! One million times! Dwight, you're not impressed! Shakes his head. ENTER SUPER ROBO-GORILLA to the arena! A 6'5"+ gorilla in a godzilla like giant mechanical silver gorilla suit. He wants to take over the dunk contest and dunk now! Dwight Howard aka Superman, it's time to stop this evil monster!

THE DUNK: Get the giant mecha-gorilla to TRY and dunk over superman off a trampoline. You really need to sell this dunk, put a real NBA player in the evil gorilla mascot outfit, get somebody that can really dunk. Mecha-gorila runs from past the half court line, the only thing between him and the glorious dunk championship is Dwight Howard aka Superman... Here's the twist, Dwight, here's the hard part and the entire dunk concept. You block mecha-gorilla with two hands, shut him down(!), two handed volleyball style dunk rejection as mecha gorilla is coming off of a trampoline, catch/grab the ball while blocking him, dunk the ball behind you all in one jump/sequence! EPIC! Crowd goes crazy, ultra-dramatic, ultra-difficult. Essentially a blocked dunk to put back dunk with crazy build-up and flair. Superman Lives! #SupermanReturnsTheDunk, #ShowStoppaDunk, #ShutItDownDunk, #RocketManGetYourAssBackInTheSlamDunkContest, #HoustonWeHaveaProblemDunk



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33.) "8bit aka Dunkey Kong" - Insert quarter, insert Dwight Howard, I sure hope you enter the slam dunk contest next year, I have another dunk just for you!

THE DUNK: Hip Hop Princess Rihanna has been taken captive by the evil Dunkey Kong. Rihanna is tied to the basketball goal in the same vein as a 1920's villain tying a woman to the railroad tracks. She needs help! Insert quarter, insert mecha gorilla again, insert Superman.Have that evil mecha gorilla return, this time he is mad! Dwight, jump three rolling (flaming!?!) barrels thrown by mecha gorilla or his henchmen mascot gorillas (these would be digital projections, not real flaming barrels). Get past the barrels, dunk over a giant Dunkey Kong inflatable animal, the bigger the better... Or even better than that! A live action player, SUPER MEGA MECHA GORILLA (played by Shaq in a giant mecha gorilla outfit, he can reveal himself once you land). Fun, fun... Even better version that, add 80's video game motion graphics, sounds effects, real Donkey Kong gameplay projected on you as you dunk. Doubt this will ever happen, but I want to see a digital projection dunk ;)

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Derrick Rose, this dunk is for you. It would take a couple tries to get right, but we've waited a long time for this, you back in the NBA, you in the dunk contest. Have fellow Adidas Superstar Lionel Messi kick a basketball off the opposite side of the court (kick the ball off the opposite goal, it bounces off the backboard 100 feet in the air, lands and bounces perfectly) for you to do a sick windmill or reverse jam on the other side. This dunk relies on "star power", practice and near perfect execution.
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a.k.a. "Prize Fighter / Ring the Bell, It's Over" >>> Derrick Rose concept dunk #2 - awesome, hilarious, epic... - Ready!?! Are you sure you are ready for this dunk D ROSE? I've been waiting for your return, here's an epic dunk never been done in the NBA slam dunk contest worth the wait. Level of difficulty - insane. Dunk over Robert Deniro aka "The Raging Bull" aka Jake Lamotta, only twist, dunk over Deniro as he tosses up the pass from below (over his shoulder) and you dunk with boxing gloves on, one handed!!! That's a knockout right hand with power. Super difficult, could be done with practice. Epic! RECAP: star power + insanely hard technical dunk + red, white and black Bulls branded boxing gloves = knockout. Ring the bell after you dunk, lights out, it's over.



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a.k.a. "Crazy Dunk" >>> I like boxing, can you tell!? Derrick Rose, this dunk is for you, again. Same concept as "Raging Bull" (#35), insert quarter, insert crazy Mike Tyson - this dunk is video game last boss insane difficult level hard, but possible. Crazy hard dunk, much more technical, requires a perfect "pass" and catch. Level of difficulty and entertainment value: off the charts. Legendary certified dunk. Iron Mike, if you wanted to be in the NBA slam dunk contest, a single tweet would get you there - no one will turn you down ;)

THE DUNK: Bring in boxing legend Mike Tyson *crowd goes crazy, some boo* WTF are you about to do!? Have Iron Mike punch the ball (with force from either a few feet under the goal or in front of it, ball flies with force and bounces off the backboard (it's just been punched by Mike Tyson, its gonna have force). Derrick Rose wearing Bulls/Adidas designer boxing gloves flies in, catches the ball either one handed with boxing glove (it's possible, you just have to cuff or stop the ball and slightly gain control) or two hand catch with gloves AND dunks over the legendary Mike Tyson at the same time! Try dunking with Boxing gloves, not as easy as it sounds, especially to catch a ball with serious force off the backboard. EPIC. Legendary certified. Never been done. GAME OVER. Continue?... 9, 8, 7, 6, 5... Insert two more quarters. #MikeTysonPunchOutDunk (NIKE branded version of that dunk, NIKE athlete (LBJ) + Jon "Bones" Jones (UFC champion)) #EYEOFTHETIGERDUNK
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37.) "The Hookup" aka "The Slow Jam" aka "Ladies Night!" (Ladies First Dunk #2) - Derrick Rose concept dunk #3... D Rose, show you are the ultimate ladies man, either let Brittney Griner perform all your dunks that night (shyamalan twist aka surprise twist) or just this one. You're coming off an injury, you might not want to risk it. Anywhooo, you like fashion, bright lights and epic alley-ooooooop "hookups"... Never been done! Perform the first male to female alley-op dunk in the history of the NBA dunk contest, wing and assist man extraodinaire D Rose. But do it with style and flair - blind folded (pass), black tuxedo, first woman dunker in the NBA, who cares if you get zero points - EPIC!. D ROSE, get decked out in a super slick black tuxedo (you won't be dunking, get fancy), it's ladies night, the feelings right, ladies first, remember!? Crank a classic 70's R&B jam (Let's Stay Together by Al Green, Green Bulls Jersey!? Yes Please!). Dim the lights! Don't turn them off, set the mood. Escort Brittney Griner to the stage or come out "dancing with the stars"... ha. As long as you play up the "date night, ladies man theme", you're call. Let Brittney Griner put a blind fold on you (makes your job much more difficult and exciting - have her put the blindfold on all sexy like! Nice and slow, rated PG, there's children watching. Your job, simple blind folded alley oooop pass to Brittney, you have 8+ months to make this awesome. Who cares if you don't get any points, hopefully the judges let the crowd award you points. You'll earn over a MILLION BROWNIE points from women around the world! XOXO. Kisses and hugs, escort Griner off the court, crowd goes crazy history is made. You may very well be on to the next round. #BlindDateDunk
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38.) "Deja Boo / #LowRiderDunk / Redemption aka Redunktion" - Blake Griffin, sorry buddy, but your dunk over a KIA was weak, boo! I said it, quite a few people said it. You're better than that, much better - show it. Props for dramatic flair and the concept. People wanted to see greatness, and they almost got it. You jumped over the hood section, not that hard. Here's a chance for you to redo this dunk, and a make it both much harder and much flashier. J.R. Smith from the Knicks or Dwight Howard, this dunk is also for you.

Step #1: Remove product placement. Make it about the dunk and concept, not some shitty KIA car nobody wants. I'm just the messenger, don't hate me KIA or the NBA. Step #2: Enter arena in tricked out Los Angeles themed lowrider (come on, you play for the LA Clippers or the Lakers, get fancy Dwight or Blake, red white and blue lowrider! gold and purple? airbrushed cheezy art!?!). Drive the car to the exact same spot Blake Griffin used. Oh no, the crowd is confused, maybe a few boo! We've seen this dunk before. Deja Boo! Pretend like you are about to do the same dunk as the KIA car hood dunk, oh wait! Queue 2pac's to "Live and Die" in LA! Ballin'. Engage hydraulics! Lowrider begins to bounce (or just bounce on the front wheels). *crowd goes crazy* You're now doing the KIA car hood dunk at a much higher level, literally. Use hydraulics to raise the front hood of the car about 2-3 feet. Step 2: Challenge yourself. Dunk over either a convertible, lowrider (front, back or middle section of the car cleanly), or elevate the entire car about 2-3 feet off the ground. Never been done. Even better version of that has never been done, two dunkers at the same time (see below). #LowRiderDunk #DontHateMeKiaMotors #SorryKIAMotors #NotReallySorryKIA
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39.) "East Coast vs. West Coast Retro Dunk" - Never been done, two dunkers at the same time, same dunk, different sides of the court. East Coast playing Notorious B.I.G., West Coast playing Tupac. Dwight or Blake from LA dunk over an elevated LA themed lowrider car on the west side of the court, J.R. Smith or Iman Shumpert from New York dunk over an elevated Knicks themed lowrider on the east side of the court. Performed during a mashup of Notorious B.I.G and Tupac hits. Double trouble, make sure you both dunk at the same time or close proximity. Pour out a little liquor for your homies, never been done on many levels.
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aka "Indiana Jones" - Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, please enter the dunk contest again, your star is rising. I have the perfect dunk for you! Legendary, certified! Epic and hilarious...That tron dunk was pretty snazzy (dunk over Daft Punk wearing LED shoes, more on that soon)... What is "Mount Dunkmore"?

THE DUNK: Queue the Indiana Jones theme song, bring in some seriously epic looking tribal warriors and background "extras", fire, camels, swords, who cares, it's a concept dunk just make it fit the theme. Enter the center of the court or spotlight in an Indiana Jones outfit, hat, sash, whip and all. Become the ultimate adventure movie star, climb four mountains at once! Dunk over Mount Mutumbo, Patrick Ewing, Yao Ming and Kareem Abdul Jabaar in ONE DUNK. Based on the four legendary presidential faces of Mount Rushmore. Make sure the arena plays a cracking whip sound as you dunk the ball! Epic. Mount Dunkmore, never been done. It's nearly impossible, but you have crazy hops, you can pull this off. You have Hibbert, he's about the size of two of these guys, get to work, ha. Speaking of big men...
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41.) "The Brick" - Dwight Howard, this dunk is for you! Team mate dunk... Level of difficulty and timing factor, impossible! Bring in the greatest free throw shooter of all-time! Your buddy Shaq (actually he called you out, you may not be buddies) and you! Humility, you have it, embrace it.

THE DUNK: This would be a mix of either a poorly missed freethrow shot and luck (shot by Shaq at the freethrow line), or a very impressive "controlled miss" by Big Daddy Diesel aka Shaq Fu. I'm sure he will tell you the latter. Have him shoot, miss a freethrow (he's great at that), you come in from past the three point line for a follow-up rebound dunk off of his terrible "brick". That's the easy version. Impossible / Impressive version: have him shoot a missed freethrow then move quickly under the goal, rebound put back dunk over shaq off missed freethrow. Bricktacular.
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Blindfolded dunks have been done, never with this twist or on this level. Level of difficulty has been increased.


42.) The Blindfolded Slow Jam - Valentine's day is soon... This dunk is for any "player" that has the balls to do this, literally. It will either be hilarious, or really sleazy or both, even better. Girl, this dunk is for you via ... Dim the lights, crank a 70's or contemporary slow jam that lets that special someone know the temperature is about to rise... Cover the floor in rose pedals or just sprinkle a few to set the tone, magic is about to get made... Let a beautiful woman blindfold you at center court while the slow jam whispers in the crowd's ear. Blind folded or hands tied together, or both (via Chase Budinger or Dee Brown), dunk over 3 girls, Rihanna, Drake, or Justin Timberlake (or the members of Lonely Island or Boys2Men, ha)! Yeah, I said it JT, he's an icon, you don't have to love him to use him in a dunk. Blindfolded dunks have been done, never with this twist or on this level. Let your musical talent sing a verse before and after, up the cheese factor, Lovely. Might take several tries, that's why it's called the slow jam, you better know what you are doing player, jumping over a person blindfolded is insanely hard, be forewarned. Perhaps the person being dunked over is laying down or in "something more comfortable" on the floor... It would be a disaster to crash into someone blindfolded standing up, we don't want that. We do want this dunk in the dunk contest though, replaying all night long. #BlindFoldedSlowJam
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43.) The "Craig Sager" - Top Secret... Known for high fashion. Dunk over 50+ flashing cameras on tripods >>> Bonus for height of tripods and incorporating either Russell Westbrook or Dwayne Wade >>> also known for high fashion.
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44.) "Superman Lives!" aka Balls of Steel Dunk - Superman, Dwight Howard, dunk a 10-20 lb basketball made of steel with style, force and authority. Literally. Who cares if it breaks the floor below you. Never been done, Epic. Super difficult, unless you're Superman. Add a flaming ball of steel and flash cotton net to literally make the rim explode, one of the most dynamic and visually stunning images and dunks around to ever come from the NBA. The End.
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45.) "Dunklage! / Game of Dunks" - Ride into the arena on horseback. Dunk over Peter Dinklage while dunking in a knight's suit of armor. Never been done, crazy difficult considering the restriction of movement and weight of the armor. Use a real suit of armor or decent gauge of steel for a custom version. Bonus points if you use a chain net. Low five Dinklage! Epic and hilarious!
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46.) "Twister" - Put a twister mat (the stretching, crazy whacky party game) on the backboard. Have someone announce the colors and position (pre-determined)... Touch your foot and hand on the backboard (in this case the twister mat), and than dunk. Nearly impossible.
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47.) "Incarcerated" - Dunk the basketball (however you can) while incarcerated aka handcuffed, hands behind your back. Nearly impossible. Amazing if done with flair, style and creativity. Even better version of that dunk, dunk over Nelson Mandela or a famous falsely incarcerated individual, your choice. Speaking of bad guys...
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So I just saw the movie the "Pacific Rim", loved it... A small ad before the movie actually inspired this dunk. It was an ad to silence your phones and not record the movie using said phone. The kid portrayed illegally recording the movie in the ad was wearing a hoodie, looking all mysterious and thuggish. Why are hoodies so "villainous" in society? Let's use that as the theme for this dunk.




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THE DUNK: Enter center court playing the Star Wars Darth Vader theme (feel free to be escorted by stormtroopers for bonus points) - You will be wearing an all black hoodie or robe OR DARTH VADER MASK with black hoodie (pending lucas arts / disney trademarks). You are the bad guy (for now). It is important you are wearing some sort of hoodie, this is a gimmicky dunk with a very high degree of difficulty. Dunk two balls at the same time. The twist: dunk one ball traditional style, leave the other basketball in your hoodie (literally behind your head, basketball in hoodie on your back) - figure out a way to dunk the other one while in the air all in one dunk. Classic double dunk with dramatic villainous flair, high degree of difficulty. BONUS POINTS: Tell your rival dunker(s), "you are their father" (ala Lord Vader) with a sticker or prop after the dunk. That's it, amazing and entertaining themed dunk if done properly and executed with power and flair. Simple version, hoodie double dunk, no star wars theme. NEVER BEEN DONE. Crazy, impossible!?! #LordVaderDunk


49.) "Squito Panoramic 720 Basketball Dunk!" - Never before seen basketball technology and dunk in the NBA slam dunk contest. I didn't invent the dunk, I didn't invent Squito technology, or the 720 - I'm just combining all the ingredients like a Michelin 3 star restaurant chef, yet again. Ben McLemore >>> I see your lovely Google Glass, I see you like the 720, bet you might combine the two ;)

THE DUNK: Self bounce pass alley-oop to setup the first 720 dunk (two full rotations) in addition to using a Squito panoramic technology inspired basketball or Google Glass, blah, to show all the action projected live on the arena big screen. Both technology and a dunk never before seen (have Squito inventor Steve Hollinger design the basketball/camera system). Amazing, well done SIR. #720GoogleGlassDunk

***ADIDAS APPARENTLY LIKED THIS IDEA (note added 04.03.14)***

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50.) "Man's Best Friend Dunk" - And last but not least... Never been done in a dunk contest that I've ever seen on any level. Inspired by my own dog, "Pickles" the min pin each and every day. Ala David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks", be the first ever dunk contest participant to receive an alley oop pass from a dog. Will require a very focused and trained dog to do this perfectly in front of all the lights, cameras and thousands of people without being distracted or simply freaking out. Imagine a Lassie like dog either kicking up the ball with it's hind legs or balancing it on its nose while you take the assist from this beautiful canine. Bonus points for a fancy pass, dog flip to pass, dog balancing ball while doing a headstand, or balancing the ball on its front legs or nose like a sea lion. Double bonus points if it's your dog, not a trained dog. Get fancy, get creative.




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51.) Trampoline Dunk - Halftime show trampoline dunks will never be the same. Dunk over 5 mascots and a trampoline placed at the edge of the freethrow line without using the trampoline... Nearly impossible, quite amazing if done with style and flair.
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52.) Parkour Flip Dunk! - Simple! Put a wall (preferably brick) next to the goal... Run, do a parkour flip off the wall and dunk! Easy, ha. Would be truly amazing even if cheating! Who cares if you break the rules, as long as it looks spectacular. Here's you're inspiration >>> (you have 6+ months to practice your parkour skills brotha) #CheatersSometimesWinDunk
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53.) Spiderman to Wolverine Dunk - Spiderman aka the Professor(!), we need you! Still figuring out who this dunk is "designed" for, my vote is NON-NBA player "Air Up There" (demolish the rules) as he was former teammates with the Professor... Spiderman has been making quite a bit of noise on das youtube, let's enlist his help. Have Spiderman, either set up an amazing dunk via a webswing from the rafters (don't die! we don't want you to die)... Or even better, have him hang upside down from the rafters to hand you a pass (he will literally be hanging from a web above the goal)... THE TWIST! Even better version, it's not Spiderman, but Spiderwoman! Give Spiderwoman a kiss as she hangs upside down (via Spiderman #1 the movie)... Kiss Spiderwoman in the air, dunk the ball... #NeverBeenDone Creative, awesome, the kids will love it!
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54.) Something Involving Juggling - Still working on this... Teammate dunk: get the assist from a teammate that is juggling 5-10 basketballs, dunk one of the balls from the air as it flies up - still working on a more dynamic twist. Bonus points if your dunk incorporates juggling, between the legs or dunking over the juggler.
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55.) "Better Motorcycle Dunk / Project Electrify" - Welcome to the FUTURE! Electric vehicles... Elon Musk would be quite proud of this dunk. Dunk over 5 ultra-sleek and gorgeous Ducati or Harley Davidson electric motorcycles near the freethrow line or further. TWIST: dunk over all five while wearing a motorcycle helmet.. DOUBLE TWIST: dunk over all five motorcycles while wearing a motorcycle helmet that has the visor spray painted black (you cannot see out of it - blindfolded!)... Vrrrroooom vrrrroooommmm. Have Harley Davidson or Ducati or BMW sponsor your dunk and please send me a free motorcycle, hahahaaaaaaaaa!
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56.) "Posterize" a.k.a. "Old School" (the notorious old school dunk term finally has an execution with a humorous twist). Remember those old school pull-down projector screens used throughout high school back in the 80's!?! Here's two executions for one of the most notorious basketball dunk terms - posterize. To "posterize" someone is to dunk over them, legendary style - the image of said dunk will be burned into one's brain for an eternity... The victim of said dunk will be notoriously known throughout basketball dictionaries and encyclopedias - printed 24"x36", hung on walls throughout America.

THE DUNK: Enter center court, pull out a pair of thick black framed glasses (keep them on for the dunk - lenses or no lenses, doesn't matter) - you're about to take everyone to school and "posterize" someone... Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Gerald Green - this dunk is for one of you. Put one of those 80's pull down projector screens (used throughout high schools to display science films, movies, math problems, etc etc) on top of the backboard - the very top so it's parallel with the backboard. All projectors have a "pull string", make the "pull string" (the cord/string with a metal hoop) obvious. You are about to dunk over someone, while nearly reaching the top of the backboard or upper section to pull down the projector screen at the same time. REPEAT: dunk over someone (a teammate, an archrival, someone), but you must dunk over them and pull down a projector screen at the same time. THE TWIST: you pre-recorded yourself doing this dunk already. As you pull down the projector screen from the top of the backboard to extend the screen (a film projects onto said projector screen of you dunking on the person below - this is pre-recorded, you already have done this earlier - so add whatever dramatic effects and flair or pre-recorded message you like - get fancy). You land, the film plays on, it looks like you just dunked over someone live and projected it at the same time - live poster! #NeverEverEverBeenDoneLikeThisPage

Secondary execution #1 of "posterize", not as cool: pull down a poster or "unroll" a poster of yourself from the top of the backboard - doing the same dunk (almost impossible to dunk and touch the top of the backboard - but someone will do it someday)... You are essentially creating a poster of a dunk you are doing live - again, never been done... MAKE IT AMAZING. INCREDIBLY SIMPLE, INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT.

Secondary execution #2 of "posterize", not as cool: pull down a poster or "unroll" a poster of yourself from the top of the backboard - doing said dunk. However, do a windmill dunk with the left hand, right hand elevates to grab poster down - no running, no jumping over anyone, freestanding directly under the goal (see the :30 second mark of this video for reference)... You are essentially creating a poster of a dunk you are doing live - again, never been done... SICK. CLASS DISMISSED.
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57.) "Globetrotter" Dunk - Simplest, purest, most impossible dunk ever - statue of liberty dunk while spinning the ball on your finger harlem globetrotters style. Or spin the ball on your finger in the air while you dunk - impossible!?! Or, better yet, teammate dunk - teammate spins the ball on his finger - you (the dunker) grab the ball while it spins >>> spinning 540 or 720! Nearly impossible...
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58.) The NBA JAM "BOOM SHAKALAKA" (gimmick dunk for mascots) - Fireball dunk (flash cotton net dunk, using my technique of replica NBA flash cotton nets + a heat source for ignition) + a front or double front flip dunk on a regulation goal using an AirTrick mat(!)... It's cheating, it's gimmicky, who cares - it will be amazing in slo-mo. Send me an email, let's make internet history.
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59.) #ThrillerDunk aka Night of the Living Dunk - It's that time of the year my friend, zombies and vampires, zombies and vampires galore (it was Halloween at the time I posted this). Let's use that theme and create a dunk no one has ever done before or attempted... Dunk over someone from the freethrow line. Why hasn't anyone dunked over someone from the freethrow line? Because it's f#cking near impossible! Not now! Here's a themed dunk that is both form and function and never been done in any slam dunk contest, ever. Why use zombies? Because you can dunk over literally as many people (zombies) as you want! How you ask? Have the zombies raise from out of the ground, create a fake floor, or trap doors under the hardwood (we have to keep the court functional, engineer this dunk so it's approved by the NBA beforehand)... Allow a zombie to introduce you at mid court, his buddies will soon follow! Queue Michael Jackson's THRILLER! As the beat plays and the crowd goes crazy, zombies start to emerge from the hardwood (especially in the painted area and near the free throw line). The only twist is half their bodies are still underground. This give you enough clearance to dunk over those zombies from the free throw line as they reach in the air and grab for your feet and hot new kicks! DOUBLE BONUS POINTS: if you use an airbrushed "decapitated head" basketball or brain themed head basketball (it's zombies! come on!)... KILLER! ***TRIPLE BONUS POINTS*** for a red leather jacket and single white sparkly glove while playing MJ's Thriller during the dunk. Moonwalk off the court when you land. #YouWereScaredWerentYou #FanOfHisMusicNotTheMan
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60.) Kill Dracula Dunk - Vampires are so trendy. Let's create another killer halloween themed dunk... I'll keep this one short. Use a coffin placed about 2-3 feet in front of the hoop. As you are about to dunk, Dracula emerges from the coffin (he slowly elevates up - he's either mechanical or some hollywood prop), but just his torso is showing as it appears he is sitting up. You must still dunk, the only way to dunk is by ridding the world of Dracula and going through or over Dracula. With a wooden stake in one hand and the basketball in another - stake Dracula in the heart (he's a prop, figure out a way to really do it) and dunk at the same time over him as he falls back into the coffin for an eternity of slumber. This dunk will take the right props, angles and execution to look good - fun, never been done regardless. A tad ridiculous and unrealistic.... I feel the same way. Moving on...
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61.) Jump the Shark! / #TheFonzDunk - Channel your inner Fonzie and use this classic cliche line for over the top desperate antics - yet in a cool and unpredictable way. As did Fonzie jump the shark in a terrible cheesefest, jump a digitally projected shark coming from the painted area (hologram or live action hi-def projection of a great white) from the freethrow line over the shark. Hi-five! Coooooool man! *BONUS POINTS* for an all white t-shirt and black leather jacket while dunking. **DOUBLE BONUS POINTS** for the JAWS theme music while dunking!!!
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62.) World War 3 Dunk! - Involve two of the most famous basketball fans in the world. Get an assist from President Barry O while you dunk over an impersonator of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (and maybe Dennis Rodman)... Sparks are gonna fly! Bonus points for knocking over Kim Jong and releasing a dozen bald eagles into the arena at the same time (joke!)... hahaha.

63.) #HerculesDunk - Channel your inner Roman God - you'll need it, as this dunk is nearly impossible. Ride into the arena on a chariot Ben Hur style. Dunk a 10 pound basketball made of stone (either hollow or solid, stone of your choice) from the freethrow line. Bonus points if you can dunk the 10 pound stone ball and jump over a flaming chariot from the freethrow line at the same time (in a toga).




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64.) Lasers! Lasers, Lazers, Laszzzzzers are awesome... I'm working on a few things... Lasers from the bottom of a shoe while you dunk. Lasers via mission impossible and museum works of art. Lasers and dunks are meant to be harmoniously paired...
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65.) Terrell Owens Dunk - Pull a sharpie marker out of your shoe, while dunking in the air - autograph the ball >>> dunk, land, take a bow (give the ball to a fan close by). Even harder version of that dunk >>> sign the backboard while in the air to dunk.
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66.) Cheerleader Flip Assist Dunk - This dunk would take considerable practice and timing. Call out one cheerleader and two spotters (the guys that toss the cheerleaders in the air for aerial tricks) from the crowd (as if you randomly decided to execute this dunk and picked them - secretly you had been working on it for weeks wit this team). The two spotters toss the cheerleader, holding a basketball, in the air for a double flip - you will be jumping over both spotters and dunking the ball as the cheerleader is mid air and hands the ball to you upside down mid flip. Recap, double flip by cheerleader to hand off dunk over two spotters - requires perfect timing to jump between and over the routine. Everyone lands, crowd goes nuts.
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67a.) #SelfieDunk aka #SelfieOop aka #ViralSpiralDunk - DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers - this dunk is for you! Super simple and arrogant dunk for all those facebook and twitter divas. Via Karl Malone's signature dunk - self bounce pass beyond the three point line, while the ball is in the air and about to bounce off the hardwood for the self oop dunk - you, the dunker pull out a cellphone and take a picture of yourself in the air while you dunk (via Karl Malone's hand behind his head dunk)... Land, show the pic to the camera man and walk off the court. The idea is super simple, the dunk better not be and has to be stellar to earn points for flair and creativity if you want to make it to the next round. Even harder version of that dunk, 360 panoramic selfie as you 360 dunk and film the whole thing in the air - post the image to facebook or twiiter right after you land! #ShowMeYourDunkFace **ZACH LAVINE DOES THIS DUNK**

67b.) #SelfieDunk v2 (alternate technique) - Instead of taking a picture of yourself while dunking, dunk over Miley Cyrus and her awesome tongue (or some pop star / celeb) as she / he is taking a selfie. Pop star or celeb than uploads the video of the dunker above instantly as they land to twitter, facebook or vine - the dunk better be good (this is kinda gimmicky). #SocialDunkEtiquette



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68.) #AllNaturaleDunk - Shoe companies will hate this dunk, sports agents will hate this dunk, coaches will hate this dunk (it's dangerous)... But, it's never been done and perhaps for a reason. 360 windmill not wearing any shoes or socks - much harder than it sounds. #ItsGottaBeTheShoes #NopeNotTheShoes
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69.) #MegaBlasterDunk aka #BassDunk! aka KaBOOM! - Beats by Dre / Sol Republic / JBL (brand speakers) - this dunk is made specifically for you (and perhaps Lebron James). Simple idea, never been done... Would look and sound quite amazing. Create a speaker or group of speakers so big and so powerful they literally lift a basketball in the air once BASS is initiated - while being "megablasted" with bass and elevated - said dunker takes the ball from the air and dunks over said speakers between the legs ala Vince Carter or Isiah Rider. Bonus Points for BIG ASS SPEAKERS - like 5-6 foot speakers making it harder to dunk over and really LOUD (uppercase)!
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70.) #BrokeHelicopterDunk - It's a shitty economy, jobs are hard to come by... Companies will do anything to attract new customers - including using those cheesy but sometimes entertaining sign spinners. Times are tough, we can't afford a real helicopter this year, let's use a sign spinner. Dunk over a uber talented sign spinner and his spinning sign (bonus points for an awesome dunk inspired sign graphic)... Make it look like a helicopter or some sick breakdancing move while you dunk over him and he spins said sign. Triple bonus points if you buy the kid's college tuition after the dunk as a surprise gesture and gift of kindness - you can afford it.
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71.) #SparkleMotionDunk - Sometimes I doubt your commitment to sparkle motion. Future crazy dunk, do whatever you want... Just use a sparkler (attached to the ball or under your wrist)... Black out the arena, light the sparkler, and use an ultra-explosive flash string net (my concept) and create the biggest fireball dunk you possibly can (or the fire marshall will allow!)... Atomic bomb, THE END OF THE DUNK WORLD! #DonnieDarkoApproves
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72.) #DaftDunk / Tron Dunk 2.0 - Indiana Pacer Paul George (your Tron dunk was nice, but it was too dark to see what happened)... Here's a better idea... LED jersey, LED ball >>> 360 windmill dunk over Daft Punk while they perform "Around the World".

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73.) #CameraManDunk - 360 windmill dunk over an official TNT / ESPN cameraman while he films it live (Go Pro camera for the pros). Interesting POV, about it.

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74. & 75.) #FinalCountdownDunk - This dunk counts as two official concepts because it's my site and officially the greatest dunk in the entire world. WINDMILL DUNK from the freethrow line WHILE PLAYING THIS >>> FINAL COUNTDOWN! WE'RE LEAVING GROUND! HEADING FOR VENUS! ***EPIC GUITAR SOLO*** (and I hate f'ing guitar solos!)



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76.) #DroneDunk - Have a google drone or some crazy sci-fi drone carry a ball in the air, drop it or hover and hold the ball for the first ever drone to basketball player alley-oooooopp or dunk assist.
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77.) #PuffTheMagicDragonDunk - Fireball dunk concept continuation. We'll pretend like a certain "dunk inventor" never did my dunk, nor suggested it to John Wall in the 2014 NBA slam dunk contest (and tried to claim it as his own)... Here's a continuation of that dunk concept. Easy way to light the ball on fire, super dynamic results. Create some sort of "fire breathing dragon" like machine or prop, easy! Cover the ball in some sort of flammable solution (preferably safe to handle for the most part / cornstarch powder!?!?!) or a ring of fire below the hoop (insert Walter White like chemist for recommends). Self bounce pass in the air, the ball lands on the court, at that time - said "dragon" emits flames and lights ball on fire as it bounces in the air. Ball is now on fire from either dragon or ring of fire (chemically lit) and you said dunker catches flaming ball in the air >>> dunks ball into flash cotton net! KAAAA-BOOOM.
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78.) #DasHeisenbergDunk a.k.a. "Walter White Dunk" - Yo, bitch! Same concept as above, bitch! Here's a breaking bad themed dunk, biiiiiitc....(enough!). Bring out a "crystal baby blue" basketball, the dramatic twist >>> you bring out said basketball in a HAZ-MAT suit or come out on the court with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), bonus points if you're both suited up. You are now fully protected by a HAZ MAT suit to do ANY flaming dunk you like. My recommend: under the leg, flaming basketball dunk with a haz mat suit + flash cotton net = extremely difficult, fully themed, fully concepted fireball dunk! This dunk exists, not on this level, nor in the NBA dunk contest. You said bitch dunker >>> dunks ball into flash cotton net! EPIC KAAAAaaa-BOOOM, epic themed concept dunk (NEVER BEEN DONE ON ANY LEVEL IN THE NBA, UPPER CASE). Triple bonus brownie points if you dunk over Bryan Cranston aka Walter White also in a haz mat suit (and mention my name for this idea after dunk!) 1st prize for the greatest science fair project ever, bitch! (And no, I don't talk like this in real life)
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aka Revenge of the Nerds Dunks - Either use a ladder or jump to wedgie, but get the ball stuck between the rim and the glass... Next step, windmill the wedgie - nearly impossible. Grab the ball from behind the rim, at the peak of your jump - you windmill. Even harder version of that dunk, "double wedgie dunk" - two balls on the left and right side of the rim (this is sounding dirtier and dirtier)... Figure out a way to "unwedgie and dunk"... *BONUS POINTS* for "urkeling out" >>> hipster nerd glasses, pocket protector, bow-tie, etc etc. #RevengeOfTheNerdsDunk
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80.) "The Wizard of Dunkz" (John Wall) - There is definitely a fine line between a gimmicky dunk, too many props, and raw natural talent. My theory: combine pure athletic talent with showmanship and innovation. It's the NBA and millions are watching, give them something to remember - put on a show. Let's pull out all the stops! Nobody has done this on any level. "Dry ice", yep, put magical, murky looking dry ice next to the rim / hoop (figure out a way to logistically deliver). This sets the tone for something "magical is about to happen", dry ice on flow covering the court, glowing red or green lights illuminate the dry ice vapors. Black out the arena! Queue the "projections"... Via "The Wizard of Oz", digitally project a montage of clips, a GIANT DRAGON or a giant "wizard / evil nemesis" (you need the dramatic "challenge / obstacle to overcome" factor) on the court / backboard or entire painted key... Let's go with GIANT DRAGON! Recap, dry ice, digital projections, and now flash string net (hollywood budget for a dunk)! Dunk over the digitally projected dragon and dry ice from the free throw line to a flash cotton net fireball dunk as the dragon is vanquished! Quite elaborate, quite amazing if done with proper planning, execution and flair. Nothing close to this has ever been attempted in an NBA slam dunk contest.
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81.) The "Oculus Rift Dunk" / VR dunk - So Facebook and Sony are in the war to launch the next platform in gaming and entertainment - virtual reality. Here's a virtually insane technical and scale of difficulty dunk that no one has, will or could attempt for many years - but when they do - it shall be glorious and innovative. Requires three things: (1.) programmed virtual reality world (think big, you will be dunking in both a virtual world and real world - dunking on dragons, dunking on godzilla, sci-fi outer space world?)... (2.) you will be dunking virtually "blind folded" as you will be required to wear a VR head set (not as easy as it sounds)... (3.) there has to be a way to both see what you see and dunk in real life at the same time - easiest way is to project on the arena big screen what you are seeing as you do it or digitally project it on the court. COMPLICATED, I KNOW. You will than be dunking in both worlds as the crowd sees you dunk on the court in real life and see what you are seeing in the VR headset as you dunk there. Depending on the execution - could be either incredibly cool or incredibly weird and you miss the dunk and no one ever attempts this again. Have billionaire playboy Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook or Sony Computer Entertainment sponsor you. Virtual high five. #VRdunk
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82.) "What Ever Happened to Roller Skating Dunk" (weird!) - No clue who reads this stuff, but man is this dunk weird. Retro dunk that should never be done, by anyone. 360 or windmill dunk on a regulation NBA hoop WHILE wearing rolling skates. Insanely difficult and partially dangerous - highly doubt anyone will ever try this. But, if you do, please make this a themed 1970's or 1980's retro dunk for entertainment purposes, ha.
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Approaching nearly 100 concepts and just thought of this bad boy... Super simple, yet not. Level of difficulty very high - requires perfect timing and insane hops, perfect for someone like DeAndre Jordan, Andrew Wiggins or Zach LaVine. No one has ever attempted this dunk, because I just invented it!

THE DUNK: Approach the court, some NBA or ESPN analyst is interviewing you asking what your doing for your next dunk - all of a sudden a second NBA goal is being wheeled onto the court. Uttt ohhhh, what are you going to do!?!?! Position the second goal about 5-7 feet apart from the first goal so they are facing each other (practice this dunk concept for best results and distances). You want to have adequate spacing to do this >>> self bounce pass (requires serious force and perfect placement) off of the first backboard so the ball bounces from one goal to another 5-6 times (the ball is literally "pinballing" itself from one goal to another rapidly between backboards). The challenging part!?! >>> grab the ball while its "pinballing" between backboards and windmill, between the legs or reverse dunk. What would make this dunk even harder? Try to "pinball" the basketball at the top of the square or near the top of the backboard (that's insanely hard to reach such great heights). DeAndre Jordan, you could do it - never been done (visual aid below). **BONUS POINTS: TWO BALLS, DOUBLE PIN-BALL DUNK** #PinballDunk
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84.) "Don't Cramp My Style Dunk a.k.a. Gatorade Dunk a.k.a. Cool Hand Luke" (difficult!) - Dunks keep getting crazier and more difficult, don't cramp up. This dunk was inspired by Onyx's Slam! Not watered down, this dunk requires near perfect balance and grace. Most likely impossible. Dunk from the freethrow line (ala MJ), but drink an entire cup of gatorade while in the air (without spilling a drop). Requires some serious concentration, hangtime and balance. Hell, do any dunk while drinking a cup of gatorade without spilling any - results may vary. Kobe! Upgrade your dunk! Speaking of upgrades, check out my golden NBA goal below...



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85.) "Crown Royal Dunk" (fancy!) - Sooo, Ben McLemore had the start of a nice dunk, too bad the 2014 NBA dunk contest had one of the worst formats I've ever seen and NBA fans barely got to see him dunk. Bring that dunk back, challenge yourself. Sir Shaqlemore doesn't want no simple goal. Create your own GOLD PLATED NBA rim and backboard fit for a king, make the rim an upside down CROWN with a gold plated NBA chain net! Nobody uses street ball chain nets (you'd be the first in NBA dunk contest history)... Lose the throne, dunk over six armored knights with chainmail armor (finishing the dunk into your fancy new gold plated goal and chain net). Ballin'... I'm going to make this goal in 3D just for you Ben. #SirDunkSomeMore




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86.) "SUPER PINBALL DUNK!" (too goddamn fancy!) - If you've made it this far on the page, congrads - you have a natural curiosity and the dedication of a champion. Here's the champion of conceptual propped dunks. Concept #83 = #PinballDunk, this is the super special, one-of-a-kind propped teammate dunk variation of that dunk that will be in the NBA slam dunk contest one day. Insert two quarters, insert LED basketball (with pressure sensitive lighting) + spring loaded "basketball launch contraption"... The idea, create a "virtual pinball game'esque dunk with natural physics" and technology never seen with human eyes. Have a teammate load a basketball into some sort of railway system that launches a basketball with force (see concept #83 on how this works), a spring loaded or air cannon type device would need to be engineered (you're a NBA player, you have the $$$)... The path of the basketball would ideally start from the back of the NBA hoop, elevate to the top of the backboard and launch with force onto two facing backboards. The ball will be traveling at about 40-75 mph. Here's the "super" part, the ball will now be bouncing from basket to basket about 10-20 times (add pinball sound effects), even better add an LED basketball that lights up on the force of each hit, even better than that(!) >>> add digital projections onto the backboard (pinball or futuristic motion graphics projected onto the glass backboard)... Even crazier than that, add FIRE (+ flash string net), create a special effects extravaganza for one of the most insane dunks that anyone has ever attempted. Since you won't have to touch the basketball until the very end, you could technically light the ball on fire in numerous ways. Anywhoooo, fire or no fire, the basketball's velocity will eventually die down - that is where you catch and complete whatever spectacular epic dunk you can after said 10-20 bounces between backboards. Perhaps, less is more, BUT this adds the "wow" factor ala Paul George's TRON dunk (which wasn't bright enough to see).
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a.k.a. "Bird's Nest Dunk" >>> Have TWITTER sponsor your dunk with a giant logo underneath the nest and send me a check for $10,000 (writer's fee). Here's a lighthearted concept (with a sweet golden rim and poor sketch above). Some dunks look quite impressive because of crazy angles and unseen points of attack. Let's embrace that and mother nature. Two sad birds are trapped under a basketball on the side of the rim (via Serge Ibaka's teddy bear dunk) - let's rescue them. Position a real or fake bird's nest on the side of the rim (eggs, fake birds and sound effects optional) behind the backboard (see above for positioning). Place a basketball in the nest - this sets up for one difficult and crazy dunk. Practice the angles, no one has really dunked from that position at that height. **BONUS POINTS: if you dunk over Larry Bird, Atlanta Hawk legendary dunker Dominique Wilkins, or Miami Heat's Chris "Birdman" Andersen while using the bird's nest concept** #TweetTweetDunk #BirdmanCometh #FlyLikeAnEagle
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88.) "Sole Collector" aka "Sneakerhead Dunk" - I'm still trying to figure this concept out. Involves super retro shoes (like 1980's Magic Johnson Converse old)... Haven't seen anyone pull off an amazing retro shoe related dunk, literally. I already have the #KissYoKickDunk. My first instinct, Mars Blackmon and MJ... However Spike Lee plays Mars, Spike Lee is a diehard Knicks fan. Both Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr of the Knicks are Adidas athletes - that won't fly with the Jordan Brand or Adidas. F#ck. Dunk over 50 boxes of shoes? Give the shoes away to the crowd after the dunk Oprah style - kinda boring. I'm leaning towards a 360 dunk while touching the back of your heel at the same time. Perhaps the bottom of your shoe reveals a message. Can we make a shoecam!?!! Speaking of FANCY KICKS...





aka "Gold Chain Net Dunk" - For the record, I dislike the word SWAG. If you use the word SWAG in your vocab, I may or may not like you already. But, this dunk calls for SWAG, so you're getting iced out, blinged out ballin' SWAG MJ style. Maybe it's the custom gold NBA hoop, maybe it's the fact that NOBODY HAS EVER USED A CHAIN NET in the NBA DUNK CONTEST (UPPERCASE!)... Here's your chance. I'm owning this simple concept, you're welcome if you use this idea. >>> USE A CUSTOM GOLD, PLATINUM OR DIAMOND ENCRUSTED chain net. Not 100% what the dunk is (maybe this one handed cuff windmill! also never been done in a NBA contest). *BONUS POINTS: for blinged out watch, shoes, necklaces, rings, etc - something to add a little luxury and unique touch to this concept. RECAP: custom gold chain net + one hand cuff windmill + SWAG = gold dunk trophy. Nick "SwagyP" Young of the Los Angeles Lakers >>> this dunk has your name written all over it, triple bonus points if you dunk over your sexy lady friend - Iggy Azalea. **Image above via Mr. Flawless on twitter. #BringIggy #GetFancy #GoldChainsGoldTrophyDeux
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90.) "Smoke Bomb Dunk" aka "Charlie Tango Alpha" aka "Camo Dunk" - It's time to bust out your CAMOUFLAGE NBA JERSEY, this dunk is military grade. So a few weeks back, myself and a friend realized you could ignite my flash string net dunk two simple ways... #1.) Either tape or attached in some form a sparkler onto a basketball (or put the end of the sparkler stick into the inflating hole, sounds dirty - but works) >>> when the sparkler makes contact with the net >>> ka-boom, insane fireball dunk. #2.) Attach a smoke bomb to a basketball in the same manner (don't ask, I'm trying to perfect this dunk and make it safe)... Here's why a smoke bomb looks and is cool. It leaves a trail of smoke as you dunk, than ignites a basketball net into a flaming explosion (it's quite spectacular). If a NBA player or NBA mascot (like Hugo the Hornet for the new Charlotte Hornets) ever wanted to do something new, unique and amazing looking >>> try this idea. I'd hope you give me a shout out on twitter at least or 1.2 millions dollars - whatever is easier. EVEN BETTER DUNK THAN THAT!!! >>> Trampoline, smoke bomb, flip to fireball "flash string net dunk" >>> INSANITY. **DISCLAIMER - I'm not your parents, I take no responsibility for anyone reading this or attempting this (this is a dunk for adults with common sense and / or trained professionals who know what they are doing)** #2015SpriteSlamMascotDunk #DontBurnDownTheGym
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91.) "Back To The Future Dunk" aka #McFlyDunk - This dunk is borderline not realistic (but possible). Step #1) Get some sweet Nike MAG sneakers.
Step #2) Get a working hoverboard... I guarantee someone out there could figure this out... Put giant magnets under the court, rig a system - not sure, but it has to be possible to elevate a kid on a hoverboard temporarily (even if stationary). Step #3) Dunk over said kid on said hoverboard (while he is floating on the hoverboard about 1 to 2 feet off the ground). OR lose the hoverboard and dunk over a DeLorean (car). **BONUS POINTS for leaving a fire trail as you run (via the movie's car setting the asphalt on fire)**. Again, probably not possible, but it's a concept - you can rent a DeLorean and simplify this idea as much as you like. #NBANeverBeenDone
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92.) "Hadoken!" aka #SuperStreetFighterDunk - Almost to 100 dunk concepts, here's another dunk inspired by pop culture and video games. If you grew up in the 1990's, you may or may not have played Street Fighter. Another fireball dunk, this one a bit more complex and "gimmicky", but visually dynamic and quite spectacular if engineered professionally (and safely). Check out Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist for this reference. #FlashStringNetDunk + blue flaming basketball + 360 statue of liberty dunk = ULTIMATE COMBO. HIGH SCORE. ENTER INITIALS: CD.
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93.) #MakeItYoursDunk aka #F#ckingOwnItDunk - I understand most things come down to three things: money, politics and vested interests... But, I've never understood why some NBA players don't take their own "brands" more seriously. Look what MJ and Nike did to basketball shoes. THEY OWN BASKETBALL SHOES - 90%+ market share. Brands are powerful things. Young NBA players like Ben McLemore and future stars like Andrew Wiggins all eventually end up signing contracts and corporate companies dictate their every move. If they might embarrass themselves in front of millions and fail at the NBA dunk contest >>> they don't enter dunk contests. Instead of profits, how about fan appreciation and having the confidence to try? It would be refreshing to see someone "OWN THE DUNK CONTEST" again like MJ, Vince Carter, Dwight Howard and Gerald Green did with raw and natural athletic talent. Now, we are at a point in society where everything has been done, people steal and borrow ideas all the time and there are little to no secrets. As long as this page remains underground, I am going to try to come up with best, most off the wall (yet entertaining) and realistic dunks humanly possible. GAME ON. The only thing keeping these dunks from being performed will come down to money, politics and knowing they exist. This really isn't a dunk concept, it's an idea. Create your own brand, bring your own voice to events like the NBA dunk contest and don't be afraid to fail. Question tradition and "rules", break down walls. Bring your own gold plated NBA hoop, bring your own custom cheetah skinned basketball (ha)... Ask... no demand... that your brand is not an afterthought. Create your own legacy. Do things that will blow people's mind, or fail at it and try even harder next year >>> that is how professional sports work. Hard work, passion and innovation pay off. That is the philosophy I'm taking on this page and my approach to this "project". #FailHarder (thanks W+K)
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94.) "Derrick Rose Never Tweets Dunk" aka #KingCheetahDunk - This is a FUN CONCEPT, screw gloom and doom (please read, especially you D_ROSE). #50CrappyDunks is coming back, bigger and better than last year. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls - I'd like to see the same. I realize it will sound quite insensitive and unrealistic recovering from ACL and a severe knee injury... However, let's be optimistic. Rocky style, pick yourself back up, rehab and come back like a champ. Make it through preseason, make it through Olympic team tryouts... Enter the #2015SpriteSlam, who cares if you don't win, you won't embarass yourself, you'd be an inspiration to almost any athlete that has ever experienced a "setback". Even 75% capacity D_ROSE is a better dunker than most (use star power and creative / innovative dunks). Let your nearly 2 million followers on twitter know you're just fine, thanks to their support.

Here's the idea... Use Twitter to dictate your dunk routine (very much so like Kickstarter). Follow me here... There are "levels of support" and perks in Kickstarter (the more money you raise, the better the perks). Tell fans from day one of the NBA season you want to enter the dunk contest (this will also build hype for the event and get other athletes interested). Fans would vote you in, a simple tweet on twitter could let people know you're back and interested in the dunk contest. Use some of my dunk concepts or come up with your own. BUT, here's the important part: add perks. Example: If you can get 3,000,000 retweets - you will grow an afro and dunk over a barbershop quartet. 5,000,000 retweets and you and your sponsor Adidas will make you a custom "King Cheetah" three stripes cheetah print jersey and cheetah print shoes for you to dunk in. Keep upping the ante. Make 10,000,000+ retweets something insane like dunking over a naked Lionel Messi (or something crazy you can absolutely deliver on in advance, sans naked Messi (weird) - you don't want another PR nightmare). Long story short, use social media to excite and innovate the NBA dunk contest. Cheers and get well. #UpTheAnteDunk
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aka "Alter Ego / Nickname / Clark Kent Dunk" >>> Super simple idea, not a simple feat, may or may not be possible >>> 360 dunk (or 540!) while removing an official NBA warm up jersey (those tear away ones worn before games). Ideally you'd be wearing your real NBA jersey or special edition NBA jersey underneath (get fancy, have a custom jersey made or a custom "nickname" jersey). It's Clark Kent to Superman in one dunk. RECAP: start off with warm up jersey on, 360 dunk while removing warm up jersey to reveal game uniform or special edition jersey underneath ALL WHILE IN THE AIR AND DUNKING... "He's heating up." Paul George or Dwight Howard (Superman Returns II), get back into the NBA slam dunk contest and bust out a Clark Kent to Superman 360 via this concept. #ClarkKentDunk #WeTalkinBoutPractice(Jerseys)

On a side note, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers doesn't really have a nickname other than "PG". Here's an "unsolicited" nickname recommend: Paul "Prototype" George >>> tagline: "there's nothing like you". According to Paul Pierce, a nickname in the league is the "ultimate form of respect".

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XXX). Not my idea, not my concept, NOT A BAD DUNK by dunk legend Werm! Check this "transfer" dunk out. OR this "Merry Go Round" dunk by Kwe Parker, insane. Decided to throw these in the mix for dunk inspiration. "Unfortunately, most basketball fans would rather see a pro basketball player in the NBA do a mediocre dunk than a pro dunker do a great dunk."

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96.) "Who Ya Gonna Call!?" aka "Ghostbuster Dunk" - Probably not possible until someone perfects digital holograms. Here's a themed dunk straight from the 80's into your living room. Queue the "Ghostbusters" theme... Queue an insane fantasy dunk I'd like to see that would be possible if a team put fourth enough effort and cash (perhaps in 5-10 years). All you'd need is a single, realistic digital hologram viewable from 360 degrees (easy!).

THE DUNK:
Dim the lights, start to project creepy ghostly moving projections onto the crowd via several arena projectors... Perhaps 10-20 projections start flying around the arena from the noise bleeds to the front row seats. Kids are slightly frightened, the mood is set. Queue the beloved "Ghostbusters" theme... Have Bill Murray or Dan Aykroyd introduce your dunk. Dunk over a mo'fo'ing ghost! A digital projection that is. Use a ghostbuster trap to emit a digital projection of Slimer or some spooky ghost (watch Ghostbusters 1 and 2 if you have no clue what I'm talking about). Dunk over said floating hologram (as you land, the trap closes and the ghost is caught). You saved the day.... Whacky, unrealistic, yes... I know, but fun. Perhaps someday...

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97.) "Reebok Pump Dunk" a.k.a. "Pump Up The Jam" - Still figuring out what this dunk is... But, back in the 90's I owned the original Reebok pump shoes. And let me tell you, those shoes stayed with me... There is something quite gimmicky and cool about pumping up your shoes before a game (or a dunk). Will this dunk involve a double, triple, quadruple pump dunk? Compressed air, Dee Brown!? All of the above!?! Time will tell...

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98.) "Knight Rider Dunk" a.k.a. "FIre It Up" - Speaking of retro dunks, dunking over cars has been done (boo > KIA)... Don't dunk over no crappy a$$ import, dunk over K.I.T.T. aka the "Knight Rider" car... Wear these custom Air Jordan 4's (with LED airsoles and custom patent leather strap >>> that I personally made). Ask Tinker Hatfield to officially make them for you or sell them limited edition style (and give me some of the profits, ha). *BONUS POINTS* for getting "the Hoff" or Busta Rhymes (or both) in on the dunk!
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Same concept as #84 (gatorade dunk), only more civilized. Have a "spot o' tea" while dunking over a table properly set with the finest porcelain (without spilling a drop). *BONUS POINTS* for ol' timey wig and theme props. Carry on fine sir or madam...
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Grand finale (there might be more dunks in the future), my Bruce Lee concept dunk designed for Paul George of the Indiana Pacers. "It's like a finger, pointing a way to the moon... Don't concentrate on the finger or you might miss all that heavenly glory." Queue the slightly off track dubbed sound effects and 70's motion graphics. Queue Paul George rocking the yellow and black track suit from Bruce Lee's "Game of Death". Queue Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rockin' Raybans and polyester. This dunk was inspired by seeing Kareem speak so eloquently about race and the Donald Sterling contraversy (via Bill Maher's Real Time on HBO) - true story... Inspiration can come from anywhere... Back to the dunk! Recreate that epic fight scene between Bruce Lee and Kareem, yet only using a basketball and a dunk. *BONUS POINTS* for using a track from the Wu-Tang Clan or dunking over both Kareem and Chuck Norris! This dunk is purely about entertainment and pretty simple >>> DUNK OVER 7 FOOT, 2 INCH Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rocking the Bruce Lee black and yellow + add a sweet punch or kick sound effect (via 70's martial arts films) when you dunk. All the stars must align in order for this dunk to be successful (entertainment value, high degree of difficulty dunk, fashion and style, and star power). **DOUBLE-BONUS POINTS** for some form of flying jump kick dunk or karate punk to the backboard while dunking over Kareem, ha. If you can't get Kareem, use your teammate Roy Hibbert (he's a big dude!). #DavidvsGoliathDunk #GameOfDunks #BeWaterMyFriend

*On a personal note, I chose Paul George for this final dunk because he has style, he has star power and the vertical to actually do this dunk AND is actually willing to enter NBA dunk contests and put himself out there, unlike some NBA stars. Carry on...

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101.) "The Doppelganger (dop·pel·gäng·er)" - Internet, I'm baaaaaack. You didn't think I would give up after 100 dunks did you!?!? I'm going for 1,000 dunk concepts (now you know)... This dunk was inspired by the 2014 NBA draft. Simple idea... Have a global vinyl toy manufacturer make a 5-7 foot replica (pending your height) of YOURSELF. Let some bada$$ vinyl toy maker like CoolRain, Michael Lau (or even up and comer, lil' o' me) make the figure. It would be a stylized version of yourself (or your favorite dunking legend, but ideally yourself though)... DUNK over said vinyl figure with style and grace. #DoppelgangerDunk

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102.) "Up, Up and Away" aka "Helium Balloon Dunk" - This dunk is insanely weird, cool and creative at the same time. Possible, yes it is... Super simple concept, still working on how to release the ball. May require absolute perfection, practice and child safety scissors. WTF? Here goes... Set up the world's first helium balloon to self alley opppp ever. Tie about 20-40 smaller helium balloons or 5-10 larger helium balloons to a ball. *Important* >>> tie all strings of the balloons together, than tie those strings to one single string leading to a basketball. You'd want to either connect a single string to the inflatable hole of the basketball (in some manner, not hard - use an air pump needle)... Just need a clean and seamless way to connect the balloon's string to the basketball (or duct tape > ghetto). Here's the fun part... Have a teammate release the basketball plus helium balloons right before the dunk... The ball is now floating up to the ceiling of the arena via helium >>> CATCH IT! Still working on the ending, scissors seem dangerous. Either cut the string with safety scissors as it floats in the air, than dunk or create a system that unhooks easily and dunk the ball as it floats above the rim. You could also grab the balloons with your left hand and dunk the ball with your right. Watch the Disney Pixar movie "Up" for inspiration. *BONUS POINTS* for using your team colors for the balloons or catching the balloons and giving them away at the end to someone in the crowd. Rated G, and fun for the whole family. #HeliumBalloonDunk

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103.) "Triple Double" aka "Mirrored Floor Dunk" - Let's bring in some exotic basketball materials, ok!?!! Create your own mirrored floor, literally. Make a basketball court made out of solid mirror or mirrored planks like floorboards (cover the floor and make sure it's strong enough not to shatter on impact - may require protective layering). You'd only need enough to cover the painted area (freethrow line, etc). Either do a 720 dunk (that is three complete spins, "triple") or a double under the legs dunk (all never been done in the NBA slam dunk contest)... But, do one of these dunks over a mirrored floor so we see both the dunk and the reflection of the never before seen dunk... BEAUTIFUL, CONGRADS >>> #MindBlown

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104.) "Barbershop Quartet Dunk" aka "The Keyser Söze (Dunk)" - I crack myself up, this dunk started out as a joke. Now I'm putting it on the internet for everyone to laugh at me for. Until people see someone do this dunk and you win the #2015SpriteSlam (send me 10%, I'm po')! Super simple idea, kinda weird, kinda crazy, kinda coooool. Dunk over FOUR KIDS WITH 1-2 foot afros (big afros, not wimpy ones) while they are either singing or rapping harmoniously in tandem sitting in barbershop chairs. *TWIST*, here's the hard part... Dunk over said rappers / singers / barbershop quartet while they are elevated into the air on custom barbershop chairs. Not stock chairs, elevated custom barbershop chairs that put them at about 6-7 feet in the air (including afros). You would literally be dunking over the equivalent of four golden voiced 7 footers (or slightly lower if you can't do it). Tip your barber as you leave, high five you smooth criminal! #VerbalDidIt #SmoothCriminalDunk

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105.) "The F'ing Impossible Dunk" - For the record - this dunk is f'ing impossible. Sorry, I couldn't come up with a better name... Ohh wait, the "cupcake dunk"... Let's call it the cupcake dunk, ha. Quite possibly only 4 dunkers in the NBA could pull this off: Paul George, Gerald Green, Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine. *WEDGIE* the ball between the rim and the backboard (get the ball stuck next to the rim, use a ladder)... Go up, grab the ball with two hands >>> from there >>> under the leg (Isiah Rider / Vince Carter style) to dunk. Requires serious hangtime and perfect execution. Even more exciting if performed from various strange angles like behind the backboard or wedgie the ball on the left side of the rim, approach from the right. Someone please prove me wrong that this dunk is not impossible. Never been done.

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106.) "Tailored for Flight" aka "The Beethoven" - Soooo, the Jordan brand recently came out with a "tailored for flight" campaign, hmmm... This list, which was "tailored specifically for NBA dunkers" was up a year before that campaign came out, emphasis on the term "tailored". This dunk is specifically tailored for the NBA high flyer with style. Either Paul George or Andrew Wiggins, this dunk is for you! Put on your Sunday's best (in this case, either a very fashionable suit or tuxedo!)... Keep it classy! Floral pattern!? Sure... The classiest dunk concept on the internet, period. Dunk over a well-known pianist and a grand piano while he is playing some amazing Mozart or Beethoven piece (doesn't really matter, pending copyrights - you get the idea). *BONUS POINTS* for a beautifully dressed escort (model, supermodel?) to the court, both on and off. Candlelight, wine, symphony behind you, take a bow after the dunk!? >>> Yes, please... #BeethovenDunk #KeepItClassyDunk

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107.) "Insert Quarter" aka "High Score" - Never been done >>> dunk over an arcade game (the 6-7 foot tall 1980's, 1990's ones)... Even better, dunk over the original Midway's "NBA Jam" game! He's on fire!

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108.) "Stats for Nerds Dunk" aka "The Silver Bullet" - Soooooooooooooo... I just noticed that if you right-click on a youtube video it brings up the clever little "stats for nerds" option in your web browser (awesome). I'll make this one obvious, the title of this dunk is a joke, I like Nate Silver and his website FiveThirtyEight.com. However, I do think there is a major difference between talking about a "47 inch vertical jump" and experiencing a 47inch vertical jump. Let's change that by dunking over Nate Silver! Or make replicas of every single NBA dunk trophy (all 25+ years of the dunk contest, stack them high) and dunk over them. You are paying tribute to all the statistics, the history of the dunk contest and measuring tapes. Still working on this idea (and props), but essentially it involves "demolishing records" and "stats" (in a polite, good sportsmanship kinda way). To be continued...

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109.) "The Birthday Cake" aka "Celebration Dunk" - Take the Gerald Green "cupcake dunk" to the next level, virtually impossible. Create a ring of birthday cake candles around the top of the rim (about 18-28, depending on your age)... You'd either need to create a custom rig that retrofits on top of the rim or figure out a system to stick candles to a rim so they don't move while you dunk (may need to "engineer" something). NEXT STEP: blow the candles out in the air, all of them... Requires an insane amount of hang-time or the ability to get your head a foot above the rim. Blow out all the candles in one leap, than dunk. Put on a party hat, hand out cake to all your dunk contest competitors after the dunk, celebrate. **BONUS POINTS for playing KOOL AND THE GANG'S "CELEBRATE"**

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110.) "The GigaDunk" aka "TESLA dunk" - Kinda gimmicky, but harness your inner mad scientist or futurist for this dunk - you decide. Either of these executions would be rad: A.) Dunk over a Tesla Coil while it sparks (don't get electrocuted! that's not cool). B.) Have TESLA's Elon Musk both sponsor and create an LED basketball floor that glows brighter as the crowd cheers. Really get the crowd into it... It's literally an interactive LED basketball court that responds to sound (or have someone control a dimmer switch). The floor starts to glow white, white hot it's so loud. You (the dunker), amped by the crowd either dunk over an ultra modern electric TESLA car or dunk over Elon Musk himself while wearing either sci-fi LED basketball shoes or LED jersey >>> if no car, that dunk better be good or this is all for none.

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111.) "The iDUNK" aka "Super Selfie" - Have a new variation of the selfie dunk not many people on this planet can do. Here goes... Put a new iphone 6 on the top of the rim (it's literally resting on the back section of the rim near the backboard, laying flat on the iron). Your lovely lady friends (or social media followers) want a new selfie pic of you - give it to them. With phone in place laying on the back of the rim, leave the phone's camera turned on, there has to be a way to project that camera onto a big screen in the arena (to show you officially did this). Ball in hand, do an amazing dunk while you get your head either a foot or two feet above the back of the rim to >>> take a perfect selfie pic in the air via the phone on the rim (requires someone remotely snapping the pic via wi-fi) while you are up there. The crazier the dunk face or pose in the air the better. Project the pic on the big screen or upload to facebook or vine. Congrads, nobody can either get up that high or has done this dunk.







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