Links: JaVale McGee falls short in 2011 Slam Dunk Contest

LOS ANGELES CA - FEBRUARY 19: JaVale McGee #34 of the Washington Wizards goes up for a dunk in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest apart of NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 19 2011 in Los Angeles California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

That photo - wow. Anyway, some links from last night's Slam Dunk Contest:

 

  • Video and analysis of all of JaVale McGee's dunks. [SB Nation D.C.]
  • Let's be real here: JaVale never had a shot once he got to the Finals (and frankly, even before he did). A complete recap of the entire night here. [Michael Lee]
  • JaVale raised the bar for future contestants, even if he didn't win. [John Hollinger]
  • It was nice to see Pam McGee involved in the festivities. [WNBA.com]
  • ... even if Dr. J got a little too close with her. [@jose3030]
  • Apparently it was Blake Griffin's idea alone to jump over the car. [Royce Young, CBSSports]
  • John Wall exited the Skills Challenge quickly, while JaVale McGee had a coming out party. [Rashad Mobley, Truth About It]
  • Steve Perrin of Clips Nation wasn't high on the three-ball dunk, saying it wasn't "basketball" enough. Pssh. The Dunk Contest isn't basketball. [Clips Nation]
  • DeMar DeRozan's "Showstopper" dunk is the best dunk of the night according to all these readers? I liked it, but really? [SBNation.com]
  • All of the players actually prepared this year, unlike last year. [Jonathan Abrams, New York Times]
  • John Wall was not very confident about the Skills Challenge even before it began. [Washington Post]
  • And hey, John, what are you doing congratulating Blake? Traitor! [SB Nation D.C.]
  • Gifs of all the good dunks, from user StillUnknown [comments section of this thread]
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