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Ross Maghielse

Editor, Bleacher Report

Bio: Editor at @BleacherReport. Former @digitalfirst Project Thunderdome guy and former sports writer at @MLive and @TheOaklandPress.

Location: New York, NY

Beats: Sports, Metro New York

RT @BR_NBA: VIDEO: 5'10" dunker leaps over the Phoenix Suns mascot then goes between his legs for the jam bit.ly/QCvP1l http://t.c…
5'10” Dunker Jumps over Phoenix Suns Gorilla, Slams Home Between-the-Legs Jam
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories BallIsLife.com has provided us with the rest of Sir Isaac's routine from the Phoenix 3 on 3 Dunk Contest. Call it off. They’ve seen enough. Judges at

Jason Fell

Entrepreneur Magazine — Managing Editor, Entrepreneur.com

Bio: Managing editor at http://Entrepreneur.com. Inquisitive traveler, Red Sox Nation member, meat cooker, media addict, gelastic.

Location: NYC

Beats: Business and Finance, Media

RT @HistoricalPics: Michael Jordan during the 1987 Slam Dunk Contest pic.twitter.com/xcUBqxPEZe

Jason Kurtz

CNN — Digital Producer

Bio: Digital Producer, @CNN's @piersmorganlive. New father. Husband, doggy daddy. Sports lover. Admirer of smart people and smart writing http://about.me/jasonkurtz

Location: Manhattan

Beats: U.S., Metro New York

RT @HistoricalPics: Michael Jordan during the 1987 Slam Dunk Contest pic.twitter.com/xcUBqxPEZe

Creig Ewing

Courier-Journal — Sports Editor

Bio: Sports Editor at The Courier-Journal, husband, father and dog wrangler in Louisville, Ky.

Location: Louisville, KY

Beats: Sports, U.S. Regional

Mother's influence has given U of L's Johnson 'game' cjky.it/1kQFYTb via @courierjournal
Mother's influence has given U of L's Johnson 'game'
Few, if any, moments at the Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall on Friday night generated as much applause as Jaylen Johnson's final slam of the halftime dunk contest. Johnson, a

Mike Chappell

Indianapolis Star — Colts Writer

Bio: Colts beat writer since '89, with the Colts since they came to Indy on the Mayflower. No, not that Mayflower.

Beats: Sports, U.S. Regional

Chuck cuts to the chase on #pacers after Game 1 stinker. 'Wussies . . . y'all are better than that.' indy.st/1i7lrKP
IndySportsDay: Charles Barkley calls the Pacers wussies
leading to this: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are headed to the NBA D-League Finals after a win Saturday night. The Mad Ants' Tony Mitchell, who won the NBA D-League's dunk contest this season (and last

Pete Stella

Fox Sports — Digital Content Manager, Fox Sports West

Bio: Digital Content Manager at FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket. Sports journalism veteran. Cleveland native, Bowling Green grad, Ohio St. football fan. My thoughts.

Location: Los Angeles

Beats: Sports, U.S. Regional

RT @FoxSportsWest: @StanMan_41 dominates a game in NY on Friday then steps off the plane and wins a dunk contest in SoCal on Saturday: http…

John Harwood

New York Times, CNBC — Washington Reporter and Blogger

Bio: Covering Washington and national politics for CNBC and the New York Times; loving Duke basketball, Washington Redskins, dance music, and being a Dad.

Location: Washington, DC

Beats: Business and Finance, Opinion and Editorial, Politics, Metro D.C.

Confirmation of something I've wondered about for years (not having personal experience myself) wapo.st/1ngCxYF
The truth about dunking: It hurts
for ice. There are other perils besides bruises. Wizards guard John Wall, the NBA’s dunk contest champion this season, said the most intense pain comes if you misjudge the distance of your jump, causing

Tony Paul

Detroit News — National Baseball Writer

Bio: Baseball writer for http://DetroitNews.com. Obsessed Billy Joel fan. Unapologetic HRC supporter. Views here are my own -- and almost always correct.

Location: Detroit, MI

Beats: Sports, Metro Detroit

Here's the MSU basketball team's video tribute to Princess Lacey. So powerful. cbssports.com/collegebasketb…
WATCH: Michigan State's tribute to 'Princess' Lacey Holsworth
tournaments. Holsworth died on April 8, just days after attending Final Four festivities in greater Dallas. She was there to bless/kiss the ball Payne used during the dunk contest. In her final months, her

Steve Prosinski

Journalist

Bio: Prosinski is former editor of The Billings (Mont.) Gazette

Location: Billings, Montana

Beat: U.S. Regional

The truth about dunking: It hurts
for ice. There are other perils besides bruises. Wizards guard John Wall, the NBA’s dunk contest champion this season, said the most intense pain comes if you misjudge the distance of your jump, causing

Barry Petchesky

Deadspin — Writer

Bio: Editor, Deadspin. Email is barryp at deadspin dot com.

Location: NYC

Beats: Sports, Opinion and Editorial, Metro New York

I have always wondered this. RT @dcsportsbog I asked some Wizards whether it hurts to dunk a basketball wapo.st/1gPVkWX
The truth about dunking: It hurts
for ice. There are other perils besides bruises. Wizards guard John Wall, the NBA’s dunk contest champion this season, said the most intense pain comes if you misjudge the distance of your jump, causing

Rick Bozich

WDRB 41 Louisville — Sports Journalist

Bio: WDRB Sports journalist in Louisville; College hoops/football junkie with big interest in #AAConference, #B1G, #SEC and #MLB. Email me rbozich@wdrb.com.

Beats: Sports, Opinion and Editorial, U.S. Regional

Recruits from #L1C4, (Snider, Johnson), #IUBB (Hoetzel, Johnson) excel in Derby Classic competition. bit.ly/1ntfjvG
BOZICH | Louisville, Indiana Recruits Excel In Derby Classic - WDRB 41 Louisville News
who'll be playing in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic Friday night at Freedom Hall, you'll get one at halftime. Louisville recruit Jaylen Johnson will be one of three finalists in the Slam DunkContest. In fact, Johnson would like to bring his mother, Janetta, back onto the court to help him with one of his dunks, even though the tactic did not work Thursday night at Floyd Central High School

Eric Koreen

National Post — Basketball Reporter

Bio: National Post basketball reporter. Television enthusiast. Overall adequate dude. Beware of attempted humour. ekoreen@nationalpost.com

Location: Toronto, Earth 1

Beats: Sports, Canada

No, the Dragic GIF within almost made YOU cry. grantland.com/the-triangle/t…
Triangle All-Stars: The Final Roster for the People’s Dream Team
over the course of three games, won the dunk contest, put himself in the “Who is the best point guard?” convo (YOU CAN EMAIL ALL YOUR ISSUES WITH THIS STATEMENT TO BARACK.OBAMA@IDONTCARE.GOV), and then
RT @outsidethenba: My feature on the Raptors' resurrection sbn.to/1hLIf2C
Now the Raptors are here, the East's top challenger to the Heat and Pacers
known for winning the dunk contest the previous season, he was making 39 percent of his three-point attempts. Rivers' message didn't exactly get through. The Clippers continually left Ross open on the

Jessica Lustig

Freelance Journalist

Bio: Staff Editor at the New York Times Op-Ed/Sunday Review. Bylines: NY Magazine, NYT, and more.

Location: NYC

Beats: Arts and Entertainment, Opinion and Editorial, Metro New York

An interview in which an NBA player answers the question "Does the carpet match the drapes?" m.rollingstone.com/culture/news/b…
Blake Griffin on Creationism and Justin Bieber
the slam dunk contest as a rookie, by famously leaping over a car. Since then, he's reportedly beaten up Justin Bieber, and had an important three-second appearance in a Sacha Baron Cohen movie. I don't

Matt Barone

Staff Writer, Complex Magazine

Bio: Senior Staff Writer for Complex (@ComplexPopCult), movie nerd, horror lover, obsessive book buyer... instagram: MattBarone82

Location: Jersey

Beats: Arts and Entertainment, Opinion and Editorial

What If There Is No "Greatest of All Time?"
had been seen before. He won a dunk contest, won a scoring title, teamed with Phil Jackson to win championships, plural. He even preempted aging, installing a fully operational (and equally unstoppable

Cathal Kelly

Globe and Mail — Sports Columnist

Bio: Sports Columnist for The Globe and Mail

Location: ckelly@globeandmail.com

Beats: Sports, Opinion and Editorial, Canada

This is great. @Pflanns Our man in Canada @outsidethenba goes deep on the Raptors surprising season sbnation.com/nba/2014/4/16/…
Now the Raptors are here, the East's top challenger to the Heat and Pacers
known for winning the dunk contest the previous season, he was making 39 percent of his three-point attempts. Rivers' message didn't exactly get through. The Clippers continually left Ross open on the

Andrew Webster

The Verge — News Writer

Bio: verge reporter / dad / sleepy

Location: Toronto (ish)

Beats: Technology, Canada

of course they went with that headline sbnation.com/nba/2014/4/16/…
Now the Raptors are here, the East's top challenger to the Heat and Pacers
known for winning the dunk contest the previous season, he was making 39 percent of his three-point attempts. Rivers' message didn't exactly get through. The Clippers continually left Ross open on the

Eric Crawford

WDRB 41 Louisville — Sports Columnist, WDRB.com

Bio: Sports columnist for WDRB in Louisville.

Location: Louisville, Ky., USA

Beats: Sports, Opinion and Editorial, U.S. Regional

CRAWFORD | Derby Classic is about fun, not fundamentals bit.ly/RwKhca
CRAWFORD | Derby Festival Classic is about fun, not fundamentals - WDRB 41 Louisville News
game from a sideline seat. Marques Maybin played in the game, and came back to judge the slam dunk contest last night, as did former University of Louisville standouts Jerome Harmon and Felton
Bozich, after Montrezl Harrell’s decision to return, moves #UofL into his Top 10 bit.ly/1eGvK2l
BOZICH | Harrell Decision Puts Louisville in Top 10 With UK - WDRB 41 Louisville News
the kid has succeed-and-proceed potential. He's certainly a candidate to win any Slam Dunk contest. James Michael McAdoo thinks he's ready for the NBA. Don't ask why. Not that anybody in Chapel Hill is

Paul Coro

Arizona Republic — Suns Reporter, AZCentral.com

Bio: Covering the Phoenix Suns for @azcsports and The Arizona Republic. If you send a tweet, you consent to @azcsports using it in any media.

Location: Phoenix

Beats: Sports, Metro Phoenix

Thx. RT @PaolaBoivin: A past including murder-suicide, a lacerated finger. @paulcoro s terrific story on Gerald Green azcentral.com/story/sports/n…
Confidence gets Gerald Green over tough obstacles
No. 18, and he drew little fanfare beyond winning the 2007 Slam Dunk Contest. "I don't know if that was healthy for him, to be honest," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who was Boston's coach at the

Jody Demling

Fox News — Publisher, Cardinal Authority

Bio: I am the publisher of Cardinal Authority, a http://Scout.com site.

Location: Louisville, Ky.

Beats: Sports, U.S. Regional

Jerome Harmon will be a judge in the dunk contest at halftime. Those guys better come up with something good.
Jaylen Johnson (@imELITE__) caught one in dunk contest here from future teammate Quentin Snider. pic.twitter.com/2pBRBG9XBu
Jaylen Johnson tried to use his mom to pass in dunk contest. He missed but it wasn't moms fault @JanettaJ (give her a follow Card fans).
Eastern Kentucky's Marcus Lewis wins the Slam Dunk contest. And he had a strained right foot.
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