as we enter the final weekend of nba Into the season, there are only a few regular season awards left to wrap up. Most notable is the MVP race, but you are delusional if you thought I was going to write about it. Today what I have come here to talk about is Dunk of the Year. It’s not an official award yet, so consider submitting it to Adam Silver’s suggestion box.
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While there’s still enough time left for another poster or alley-oop to attract our adoration, ja morant He’s been working on getting down to 900 since he entered the league, and he finally accomplished one. January 14 against Jalen Smith and the Indiana Pacers.
There is no other viable candidate. Like young Andy Reid in a pass, punt and kick contest, or like the Bob Baffert horse in the Kentucky Derby, there they are, and then there’s everyone else. After rewatching that 7 million times, I understand why the NBA wouldn’t want to give hardware to something so outrageous.
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Smith, the fast bowler at the baptism end, would live in infamy for the rest of his life. He could become a very successful and accomplished NBA player, maybe even a role player on the finals team, but he joined Timofei Mosgov, Frederick WeissAnd Sean Bradley The tall guys on Mount Rushmore are more known for being on the wrong side of facials than anything else on the court.
Maybe we can give posterity (?) the NBA equivalent of a Razzie award and a bigger cash prize than my make-believe Dunk of the Year winner. Smith contributed equally in highlights morant, He could have easily made a business decision, and no one would have blamed him. But he didn’t. He did what big guys are paid millions of dollars to do: protect the rim. It may sound like an insult at first, but when you look at it subjectively, we’re saying, “Thanks, Jalen, for doing the dirty work. Your sacrifice has benefited the people and for this we salute you.
Win-win situation for all parties (except for Mac McClung)
There is little we can do as this has been a passion project morant For some time. he’s hunting big game as shown by many of his near misses That still gets taken out, clipped, and shared on social media, and eventually gets one. He deserves praise for his feat, and since then a g lager Won dunk contestI vote we take the trophy from Mac McClung and give it to him morant,
Shit, did I just solve the dunk contest? Take four of the best in-game dunkers, compile their best finishes of the season, and then let fans vote on their favorite highlights package. It reflects reality and will give a workaround for LeBron James to say he won a dunk contest because he lacks the creativity to win one. Funny how Bron will unleash his imagination when it’s highly engaging IP, but not when it’s something we actually want to see.
OK, I’ve gone off-topic enough to justify ending this. so congratulations ja morant And Jalen Smith for your role as the NBA’s 2022-23 Dunk of the Year.