Tuesday , Dec , 22 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Who represents Toronto Raptors at Slam Dunk Contest: DeMar DeRozan or Sonny Weems?

Ten years later, another pair of Raptors are hoping to duplicate Carter and McGrady’s success at the Slam Dunk Contest at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. But politics won’t allow both DeMar DeRozan and Soony Weems to compete at the February event. After all, in 2000, Carter and McGrady had profile as rising superstars, while DeRozan is a blue-chip rookie learning the pro ranks and Weems just cracked Coach Jay Triano’s rotation …


Who represents Toronto Raptors at Slam Dunk Contest: DeMar DeRozan or Sonny Weems?A decade ago, teammates Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady brought the Toronto Raptors  fame and glory with their aerial antics at the Slam Dunk Contest.

Of course, Carter became champion and, along the way, turned Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith into ‘The Broken Record’ because the TNT broadcaster could only say ‘It’s over’ when watching the young guard perform.

Ten years later, another pair of Raptors are hoping to duplicate Carter and McGrady’s success at the Slam Dunk Contest at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

But politics won’t allow both DeMar DeRozan and Soony Weems to compete at the February event. After all, in 2000, Carter and McGrady had profile as rising superstars, while DeRozan is a blue-chip rookie learning the pro ranks and Weems just cracked Coach Jay Triano’s rotation.

So it’s DeRozan or Weems. Not both.

In terms of athleticism in the open-court, this duo reminds many of Carter and McGrady ‘s early days with Toronto. Hopefully, the Raptors’ newest pair have a happier ending than ‘V.C.’ and ‘T-Mac’.

Watch the clips below and tell us in the comment box if you want to see DeRozan or Weems participate in the 2010 Slam Dunk Contest in Dallas, Texas?    



(Flashback to 2000.)

(DeRozan showed  athleticism in high school and college.)

(And he’s kept it moving during most of his rookie season.) 

(Same for Weems, a high-flying second-year swing from the University of Arkansas.)      


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