Quarantine Question of the Day: Who had the more impressive Slam Dunk Contest performance?
Today's question: Who had the more impressive Slam Dunk Contest performance Dee Brown in 1991 or Gerald Green in 2007?
I was more excited about Dee Brown in '91 due to the fact no Celtic had ever been in the contest let alone won it at that time. His "Dominique dunks" for a guy his size got you out of your seat. Gerald's athleticism though was absolutely ridiculous and Dee couldn't compete with that.
Also, the judges for the 2007 contest? Wow. Quite impressive the NBA was able to get them all. I'm going to go with Dee was more impressive as my final answer to this question.
Now if the question was who was a better dunker in general well Gerald Green had had some ridiculous in game dunks (or even dunks at practice). I think Dee lost a lot of his explosion after he injured his knee prior to his second season. Seemed like he changed his game after that and became more of a jump shooter. Rookie Dee Brown (especially in the playoffs) was quite an impressive point guard. He'd drive to the hoop with reckless abandon. After his injury he wasn't the same as a point guard and eventually shifted over to the 2 guard spot.
Pretty crazy that Gerald Green came into the league straight out of high school and is still in the league at the age of 33. He had a two year hiatus in Russia, but a 12 year NBA career is nothing to sneeze at. Obviously he never became the next T-Mac, but that was an unfair expectation to put on anyone, let alone a #18 overall pick. Fun Fact: Gerald Green is older now than McGrady was his final season in the league. Unfortunately we will have no recaps or Green Envy's for a while, so figured it might be fun and give people a distraction to debate in the comment section on a different question every day while we are stuck in this new normal.