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The dunk contest is tonight — which yes, I’m excited about because I still love it — but remember in 2009 when the NBA had people vote in the final competitor for the dunk contest? Here’s who you had to choose from: Rudy Fernandez, Joe Alexander and Russell Westbrook. Two of those three aren’t even in the NBA anymore. Sheesh, people. And Fernandez was the pick. I hope you all feel shame right now.
Maybe this is why Westbrook didn’t get in. He didn’t exactly make a great case in his video. Can’t believe the megaphone touch wasn’t enough to get it done. But he said this: “I’ve been wanting this real bad.” He wanted to do it then. Come on, do it just once. 2009 Russ wanted to.