HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — We didn’t kidnap Miss Cleo and force her to share her secrets or anything that sinister, but we can guarantee you that we know the identity of the man that will take home the title at the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
It’s going to be one of the men that hung out with us on Episode 42 of the Hang Time Podcast, an unprecedented pool party featuring the past, present and future of slam dunking in the NBA.
Not only did we track down Blake Griffin, DeMar DeRozan, JaVale McGee and Serge Ibaka, we also tapped a couple of dunk contest legends as well. Hall of Famer and two-time (1985 and 1990) slam dunk champion Dominique Wilkins weighs in on all things dunk, as does trailblazer, 1996 champ and NBA TV analyst Brent Barry.
If you want to know the strategies, secrets and all of the tricks of the slam dunk trade, you’ve come to the right place. It’s all here in Episode 42:
This is just the beginning. We’ll let Griffin, DeRozan, McGee and Ibaka finish this conversation in Los Angeles on Feb. 19 during All-Star Saturday night at the Staples Center. For your listening pleasure, we’ve teased out all the interviews:
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