The campaign to get Shannon Brown an invite to the NBA All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest is officially underway. From the fans to the media, just about anyone who has seen the Lakers play this season are in agreement. Brown is one of the most dynamic leapers in the game today. Leaving him out of the annual dunk fest would be a crime.
The one question regarding Brown's potential invite to the NBA dunk contest is whether he can be unique with his dunks. It's a valid question when you consider that Brown's best aerobatics this season have been more explosive than creative. But check out this clip from the year he played in the McDonald's All-American game, when he competed in the dunk contest against the likes of LeBron James and other future NBA ballers.
So obviously, Brown has shown the ability to get a little funky with his dunks. And just think how more special his jams could be once he gets some tutoring from his biggest supporter, Kobe Bryant, who won the 1997 NBA Dunk Contest as a rookie.
By the way, we've heard some good nickname suggestions for Brown this season as well. What's your favorite? Which one fits him the best? Be sure to vote on the poll posted at the top of the page, and look for my interview with Brown on Tuesday night's edition of Lakers Live on FS West HD beginning at 6:45pm.