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Zach Harper

NBA writer for @CBSSports. http://AWolfAmongWolves.com. I live in your computer. Thoughts are strictly my own and no other company's. Get buckets.
Miami, Internet
NBA Writer, Eye On Basketball — CBS Sports
Oct 06, 2014

I’d guess no. RT @KKeller_29: @talkhoops @jabari_young I bet you a dollar he is in the dunk contest this year.

Sep 30, 2014

Now, we just have 45 minutes of sprints and then the dunk contest.

Sep 30, 2014

Fesenko better participate in this dunk contest.

Sep 29, 2014

Reminder the Wolves’ #DunksAfterDark Wiggins-LaVine dunk contest is on NBATV at 12:30am.

Sep 29, 2014

He was fairly creative, but lived off of power and grace in his dunks. Proof you can bring energy in the dunk contest without gimmicks.

Sep 29, 2014

Man, I had already forgotten how good Josh Smith’s dunk contest in 2005 was.

Sep 27, 2014

I love it. Shouldn’t have changed it. RT @TravisCass: I kinda like this larger-field format for the dunk contest. Moves quickly. Thoughts?

Sep 27, 2014

Otis Smith just dropped a big one-handed dunk in the 1991 dunk contest and then signed it to the full midlevel exception.

Sep 24, 2014

I love that the Wolves are holding a dunk contest at 1am.

Aug 07, 2014

RT @AndrewDwan: @talkhoops T-Wolves now guaranteed to win the 2014-2015 title. I'm referring to the dunk contest of course, but a wins a win.

Jun 05, 2014

Good thing it’s not a dunk contest then. RT @georgenhepburn: @talkhoops thought it was a pretty boring dunk tbh

Michael Burke

Journal Times business reporter, University of Wisconsin alumnus. Retweets are not endorsements.
Racine, Wis.
Business Reporter — Racine Journal Times

Geoff Grammer

I'm a dad. And in my spare time I cover Mountain West & UNM Lobos hoops for @ABQjournal. I miss crime reporting, love open dialogue, value quality journalism.
Albuquerque, N.M.
Sports Writer, Albuquerque Journal
Jul 21, 2014

RT @TheLoboLair: New Mexico's Xavier Adams @Xman21 wins the THSCA High School All-star game dunk contest. #GoLobos #UNMerciful

May 11, 2014

RT @coachvonzell1: Shout out to Xavier Adams.. winning the dunk contest at the west coast allstar classic in Seattle Washington

Graham Couch

Lansing State Journal sports columnist; Tuesday co-host of The Drive with Jack Ebling on The Game 730-AM
Lansing, Michigan
Sports Columnist, Lansing State Journal
Apr 03, 2014

Payne's dunk contest in line with his NCAA tournament - spectacular early, then fizzles. He'll have to fall back on that NBA 1st-rd salary.

Apr 03, 2014

Adreian Payne in the dunk contest on now. It's on ESPN, unless you're watching "Chicagoland" on CNN - then don't change the channel.

Paul Suellentrop

Sports reporter for The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com, covering Wichita State and the Missouri Valley Conference
Wichita, Kansas
Sports Reporter — Wichita Eagle
Oct 03, 2014

Shocker Madness details (also coming in story form) - Doors open at 5 on Oct. 16. Men's ring ceremony, dunk contest, scrimmage 6 p.m.

Kyle Tucker

Covering University of Kentucky athletics for The Courier-Journal. Formerly Virginia Tech beat writer for The Virginian-Pilot. Hate speech gets my .@ monster.
Lexington, Ky. USA
Sports Reporter — Courier-Journal
Jun 12, 2014

Hawkins won a dunk contest in China. Said he took one between his legs and reverse jammed. Lobbed to himself and windmilled another.

Andrew Lopez

Recruiting writer for NOLA Media Group
New Orleans, LA
High School Sports Reporter — New Orleans Times-Picayune
Sep 28, 2014

RT @JPrestonHS: Might be another hour or two but I'll get the dunk contest out tonight. Pool play and All-Star game highlights tomorrow

Sep 28, 2014

RT @JPrestonHS: Boy, these dunk contest highlights are going to be ridiculous. Tivonte Hardy gets up sooo high @_Ima_Hooper....

Sep 28, 2014

#CITC 2015/16 dunk contest tape AND special Marlain Veal (@__mv5) dunk video coming tonight. @JPrestonHS working on them now.

Sep 27, 2014

I really can't wait for tomorrow's #CITC - @__mv5 and @__melvinnn in the dunk contest???

Aug 07, 2014

RT @bryan_denison: Looking for the best of the best again!!!! More players this year, split into 2 days. Dunk contest, all star games, gear giveaway.

Dana Caldwell

Dana is a sportswriter whose primary beat is Florida Gulf Coast University.
Naples, Florida
Sports Writer — Naples Daily News
Oct 17, 2014

Demetris Morant wins Mid Mad dunk contest w/NASTY tomahawk slam over three players. Quite a debut night for Meach. #DunkCity

Oct 17, 2014

Team intros here at Dunk City After Dark. Ladies first. The big stuff is a dunk contest, a 3-pt one and short scrimmages. #DunkCity

Oct 17, 2014

RT @FGCU_MBB: Want to know 2 of the 4 #DunkCityAfterDark dunk contest participants? Head over to our Instagram account: FGCU_MBB. #DunkCity

Randy Peterson

I actually attend the sporting events I write about for Des Moines Register Media. Hanging out even when there's no game leads to stories, opinion and analysis.
Des Moines (Iowa) Register
Sports Writer — Des Moines Register
Oct 15, 2014

No hogue in dunk contest, @ISUMayor32 says. Picked naz long to win 3point contest

Steve Jones

Steve Jones, recruiting writer for The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal newspaper and http://courier-journal.com Email: swjones1@courier-journal.com
Louisville, KY
Sports Writer — Courier-Journal
Apr 18, 2014

Georgetown signee Isaac Copeland wins the dunk contest. Jaylen Johnson was second. Copeland is a bad dude.

Apr 18, 2014

On to the dunk contest. ... Jaylen Johnson puts on a red Louisville shirt, has Quentin Snider bounce him the ball for a tomahawk. 34

Jon Krawczynski

NBA writer for Associated Press based in Minneapolis. Also cover Vikings, Twins, Gophers and Wild.
Minneapolis
Minnesota Sports Writer — Associated Press
Sep 16, 2014

RT @MNTimberwolves: Dunks After Dark, modeled after traditional collegiate Midnight Madness, will end in a dunk contest with rookies @22wiggins & @ZachLaVine

Aug 26, 2014

Wiggins on a dunk contest with laVine: "I ain't doing no windmill from the free throw line"

Jul 27, 2014

An early endorsement RT @Baron_Davis: @ZachLaVine will bring the dunk contest back!!!! Trust me!! #rememberthistweet

Sean Keeley

Syracuse Orange blogger (http://www.nunesmagician.com), author of How To Grow An Orange (http://amzn.to/12BdbeU) and other such things...
ÜT: 40.263984,-74.296523
Syracuse Orange Blogger, SB Nation

Brian McInnis

Red-headed anomaly born and raised on Oahu. UH basketball and soccer beat writer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Kailua, HI
University of Hawaii Basketball and Soccer Beat Writer — Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Oct 05, 2014

After Valdes wins the dunk contest, looks like they're capping things off with a game of the smalls vs. the bigs

Oct 05, 2014

It's Thomas vs. Valdes in the dunk contest. Thomas has his work cut out for him.

Oct 05, 2014

#HawaiiVB sweeps UC Irvine. Up next, the #HawaiiMBB Green & White scrimmage + dunk contest at the SSC

Kurt Helin

Blogger-in-Chief of ProBasketballTalk on http://NBCSports.com. Husband, father, hoops junkie, wanna be foodie.
Long Beach, CA
ProBasketballTalk Blogger-in-Chief, NBCSports.com

Jeff Borzello

Recruiting Insider for ESPN's college basketball coverage. Chelsea FC supporter, Delaware grad. borzelloespn@gmail.com
Long Island, NY
College Basketball Writer — ESPN

Dan Devine

I bomb atomically. Associate editor at Ball Don't Lie, Yahoo Sports' NBA blog. | devine@yahoo-inc.com
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Associate Editor, Ball Don't Lie, Yahoo Sports — Yahoo
May 27, 2014

That Ibaka dunk was OK, but it would’ve been better if he grabbed a toy out of the rim with his teeth or whatever his dunk contest thing was

Seth Soffian

Medieval knight says: 'You have chosen ... wisely' in following this FGCU beat writer. #KnowledgeNuggets
Fort Myers, Fla.
Sports Reporter — Fort Myers News-Press

Steve Walentik

College basketball writer for Columbia Daily Tribune
Columbia, MO
College Basketball Writer — Columbia Daily Tribune
Oct 14, 2014

Kim Anderson told us two weeks ago that Deuce Bello would win the dunk contest whenever it was held. We're about to find out if he was right

Oct 01, 2014

Anderson predicts Deuce Bello will win the first dunk contest. "He's an athlete. ... I'm going to demand he'll be a good defender."

Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals beat writer and video host for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Karaoke aficionado, Dehner Cornhole Classic COO and lover of high-5s. Views are my own.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bengals Beat Writer and Video Host — Cincinnati Enquirer

Troy Renck

Broncos beat writer for @denverpost. Previously Rockies beat writer since 2002. Love listening to alternative music and eating chewy Sprees.
Denver, Colorado
Sports Writer — Denver Post