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Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans was not even on the original invitation list to take part in the 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, however his showmanship on Saturday night at Orlando’s Amway Center, wowed the crowd in the stadium and at home as the second year bench player went on to win the competition. The second round draft pick in the 2010 NBA Draft dunked with a camera on his head, jumped over teammate Gordon Hayward who was sitting in a chair while holding two balls and then pulled on a Karl Malone Jazz jersey and proceeded to jump over comedian Kevin Hart masquerading as a mailman.
Evans would not have been in the contest, however he got into the lineup after New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert backed out due to injury. He defeated Houston’s Chase Budinger, Indiana’s Paul George and Minnesota rookie Derrick Williams to grab the title. This was the first year that the Association left the decision entirely up to the fans who voted via text message.
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It is OK if you do not know who Jeremy Evans is. He is the least known of an unheralded group of four that will compete in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk competition Saturday night at Amway Center.
Paul George is becoming a household name for his strong play for the surprising Pacers. And Chase Budinger and Derrick Williams were household names for strong Arizona team.
Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday during the 2012 All-Star Weekend.Evans received 29 percent of the fan vote to be named champion of the event. It was the first year of total fan voting to decide the winner.Evans dunked with a camera on his head, with two basketballs while jumping over a seated teammate and then donned a Karl Malone jersey while...
PBT: Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz is your 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk champion, and this dunk is likely the reason why.
All-Star Notes: Jazz’s Jeremy Evans dreams of capturing dunk crown
By Brian T. Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune
Published Feb 24, 2012 08:38PM MDT
Orlando, Fla. • The experimentation began late Thursday. Jazz forward Jeremy Evans and teammate Gordon Hayward walked into a near-empty Amway Center, threw ideas into open space and searched for inspiration. The only way to make...
I watch an awful lot of NBA basketball. I am the commish in an NBA fantasy league. Have been for 10 years.I watch, on average, over a dozen games a week.I listen to NBA podcasts, read NBA feeds on Twitter, and in short, love the Association.The NBA's new Slam Dunk champion is Jeremy Evans. Evans plays for the Utah Jazz. For less than six minutes a game. The Jazz are a .500...
Jeremy Evans was a late entrant into the dunk contest, but he made the most of the opportunity. The Jazz reserve channeled Karl Malone on his way to capping All-Star Saturday night.
PBT: Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz was a late addition to the Slam Dunk contest, getting in after the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert bowed out because of injury, but he made the most of it.
In the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, the scores were a bit low, but the forwards put on a good show as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant 17-14 in the final round tiebreaker. James Jones posted the best round of the night in the first round with 22, but he fell off in the second round with a score of just 12 as Love...
If you are like me and missed the dunk contest last night because you had a feeling it was going to be craptacular and had other commitments, the above video contains all the dunks if you'd like to catch up on what you missed. (The video quality isn't great, but it's the only one I could find with all the dunks).
For the most part, the dunks were gimmick-laden and lacked...
I remarked on Twitter last night that the definition of the word “celebrity” clearly has been devalued if the event that kicked off last night’s NBA All Star Weekend was truly a “Celebrity” All Star Game. Josh touched on this as well here.
Yet, when I woke up this morning, I saw a few tweets suggesting that it was the highest (or at least one of the highest) rated NBA All...