ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA Dunk Contest is a contest that helps us crown the best dunker in the NBA.
But being the best dunker in the NBA doesn’t necessarily mean that person is the best dunker in the world. There are plenty of people out there who are amazing dunkers, but maybe not good enough at basketball to play in the NBA. And tonight a new show debuts to give those guys some shine.
Tonight on TNT, following Game 1 of the Western Conference finals (9:00 pm ET, TNT), you can catch the debut episode of the new series, The Dunk King. There are four episodes, debuting after the first four games of the Conference Finals. Who’s dunking? You can check out some of the contestants here, but let me set my man Guy Dupuy as an early favorite — I actually saw him win a dunk contest in person in Paris a few years ago, and the kid can fly.
Then again, he’s going up against people who can do this…
So who is the Dunk King? I don’t know, but I’m looking forward to finding out.