Sunday , Feb , 17 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Dwight Howard’s ‘Supaman’ Dunk versus Vince Carter’s Forearm Jam

On the one hand, it’s unfair to compare Howard’s performance to older heads like Jordan and Wilkins. Different time, different era. On the other hand, it’s fair to compare Howard’s heroics to the Vince Carter show at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest …

Dwight Howard's 'Supaman' Dunk versus Vince Carter's Forearm JamThe AM Take … One word describes Dwight Howard’s play in yesterday’s Slam Dunk Contest: iconic. Howard’s showmanship and athleticism helped the competition reach back to the classic era of Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins.

Of course, ‘His Airness’ and ‘Nique’ used to own this contest and the entire All-Star Weekend. And Howard’s dunks, specifically ‘The Supaman’, will be featured next to all-time greats on ESPN highlight packages.

On the one hand, it’s unfair to compare Howard’s performance to older heads like Jordan and Wilkins. Different time, different era. On the other hand, it’s fair to compare Howard’s heroics to the Vince Carter show at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest.

You remember Carter’s run in Oakland, right? Eight years ago, he was universally hailed as ‘The Next Jordan’ and could do no wrong -dunk contest included. He took the competition with ease, capturing the hearts of judges and leaving a did-you-see-that-buzz in the building with his famed forearm jam.

So, which jam rules the modern era of the Slam Dunk Contest? Howard’s ‘Supaman’ or Carter’s forearm?

As always, we want the HoopsVibe masses to make the call. Watch both dunks, form an opinion, and get at us in the comment box below with your vote for Howard or Carter.

Dwight Howard, 2008 Slam Dunk Contest, The Supaman …         

 

Vince Carter, 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, The Forearm …


Howard’s ‘Supaman’ or Carter’s forearm? Get at us in the comment box below? The AM Take is Oly’s morning thoughts on the NBA appearing Sunday through Friday on HoopsVibe.com. Errors can be attributed to the time and his need for another coffee. Click here to read and subscribe to his blog.