This comes with Bledsoe standing at 6'1" and, again, playing just 21.9 minutes per contest. Eric Bledsoe took an old-school approach to his second dunk in the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest. Bledsoe's second dunk scored a 50 but he didn't make the final round. That included Clippers assistant coach Robert Pack, who was a participant in the 1995 contest. He is a frightfully amazing athlete and possesses the kind of combination of strength and speed that have drawn favorable comparisons to NBA luminary LeBron James. Eric Bledsoe Dunk Contest Video: Clippers Star Throws Down Reverse Windmill With Two Hands. When I did it my very first year in 2006, it wasn’t all really about getting the crowd up and hyping the crowd, it was just about whoever did the best dunks wins.”, “For him, I think he’s an extremely great athlete. If that's not enough for you, Bledsoe is posting a slash line of .451/.429/.798, all of which are career bests. When Griffin participated in the contest two seasons ago, he failed to convert his first two dunks on the initial attempt, but was flawless on his final two, including his spectacular leap over a Kia Optima and an homage to Vince Carter as he stuck his arm down through the rim all the way to his elbow. Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe has taken a backseat this season to the star power of Chris Paul. That, of course, is the famed Slam Dunk Contest. At 6'1", Bledsoe could join Nate Robinson as the only point guards to win the contest since Spud Webb won in 1986. This site is operated jointly by NBA and WarnerMedia. Pretty much everybody that’s in this competition can get up pretty high so it’s going to be a pretty interesting weekend.”, Griffin sounded excited for the event: “James White, Terrence Ross, Gerald Green, Eric Bledsoe, these guys can really do some cool stuff. Distract yourselves for an hour or so by watching former Cat Eric Bledsoe participate in tonight’s Dunk Contest on TNT, beginning in a few minutes here around 9:30 pm ET. And I think he should be alright.”, Evans: “I told my teammates you have to have your legs. Despite playing an average of just 21.9 minutes per game, Bledsoe has been superb. And that’s the only way you can practice. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter, Register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot today. Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/locality. Just announced on TNT: Eric Bledsoe will be in the dunk contest this year. As a result, the legend of "Lob City" would be led by more than just Blake Griffin. If you make a request through Bledsoe knows that dunk well. “I’m very excited for Bled (Bledsoe) because you know Bled is very low key,” Chris Paul said. Distract yourselves for an hour or so by watching former Cat Eric Bledsoe participate in tonight's However, he said he is working on a dunk that could turn things in his favor. For your voice to be heard, in most states you must register before you can vote. Accessibility and Closed Caption |, Inglewood Basketball & Entertainment Center, Lawrence Frank Named 2019-20 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, Paul George Post-Game Press Conference | Clippers vs. Nuggets Game 7, Lou Williams Post-Game Press Conference | Clippers vs. Nuggets Game 7, Kawhi Leonard Soars in for Dunk | (09.15.20). I think he just needs to go out there and have fun and relax. All rights reserved. University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible. Those with a deeper knowledge knew Bledsoe to be a defensive dynamo that shined in the 2012 NBA postseason. He said it was part of his favorite dunk contest in 2000 when Carter captivated the NBA world with what is arguably one of the best dunk programs in league history. That is, if his time with Chris Paul out of the lineup hadn't already. Something that has more of a monetary impact than one might believe. 's numerous high-flying finishes. Terms of Use | Bledsoe said a number of teammates have given him feedback on what he should do to become the third Clippers player to win the competition. Eric Bledsoe took an old-school approach to his second dunk in the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest. If you make a request through the WarnerMedia Privacy Center, Author Search This Topic: GRIFFINSANITY : 02/07/2013 - 06:10 PM PST : votes: 1. HOUSTON – The dunk contest is often full of surprises. Eric Bledsoe in the Dunk Contest Clippers Forum » Clippers News & General Discussions. According to Green, White, an international dunking sensation, is the favorite. “Everybody gave me their input and there were some great ideas,” said Bledsoe, who claims to have not practiced yet. Furthermore, Bledsoe has managed to accumulate an average of 0.9 blocks per game. The dunk contest could serve as a breakout session for Bledsoe, who has already emerged as a key figure off the Clippers bench, a unit that is second in the NBA in points per game. Here, enjoy a past highlight of Bledsoe dunking at Big Blue Madness to get your minds off things. “Adrenaline is going to be going,” Bledsoe said. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. You might think because you play so many games in front of that many people, you might not have to deal with the nerves, but you’re by yourself, it’s just a different competition that you’re really not used to.”, Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC.