Whether he is done competing in dunk contests:
“Yeah, I’m done. I’m taking off my cleats for that. I mean my sneakers for that. It’s cool. I made history. That is something my kids can always go back and say, my dad was the first three-time dunk champion. So it is fun. I’ve been myself dunking a lot as a kid and I fulfilled my dreams and I kept my faith strong. I believed in myself and believed in God and he helped me through all my trials and tribulations.”
Whether the slam dunk contest needs to be changed around:
“It’s not, you’ve just got to find different guys to make it interesting. You have to get guys that want to do it. You can’t put guys in there that just do it just to do it. You know what I mean?”
For their sakes, I hope Nate’s kids will be towering over him when they look back and say he was the first three-time dunk champion.
I’m with Nate; David Stern and co. have to do something to make sure the players who dunk are the players everyone wants to see dunk. I’m sorry, but Shannon Brown, Gerald Wallace, Demar Derozan, and Eric Gordon just don’t cut it. This year’s contest was about as exciting as watching paint dry… in slow motion.
In the ideal dunk contest, Nate Robinson might not even get an invitation, never mind win the thing. Give me Lebron, Kobe, Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, James White, and J.J. Redick and I could make watching the slam dunk contest a worthwhile investment of time.
By the way, I was only kidding about Redick. But he actually can dunk. And that means he could have won this year’s slam dunk title.