The Worst NBA Dunk Contest: 1997

Michael Jordan from the free throw line, Spud Webb soaring through the air at 5-foot-7, and Vince Carter with the Honey Dip are all iconic slam dunks. This year’s Slam Dunk Contest didn’t have anything close to those legendary moments, but it still doesn’t take the title of Worst Dunk Contest Ever.

The date: February 8th, 1997. The dunkers: Darvin Ham, Chris Carr, Bob Sura, Michael Finley, Ray Allen, and Kobe Bryant, the only hint of personality in the event.

Wizards-Hawks is the first Game 6 on the schedule after Washington pushed through for a win on Wednesday. As great as John Wall has played, Bradley Beal has been Cheap Giants Jerseys Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys just as consistent while averaging 39 minutes per game. In Game 5, he shot only 1-of-9 from behind the arc and still scored 27 points on an efficient 50 percent shooting from the floor, showing how far his game has advanced from where he started his career.

Boston can’t prove it’s worthy of a No. 1 seed by winning Game 6 — it has already garnered questions by dropping the opening two games of this series. But that’s not something it should really care about, with only one win separating the Celtics from the conference semifinals, where everyone will pay closer attention to them. For Chicago, it must be hoping Rajon Rondo will be ready to play and can make a difference in the game, keeping its season alive.

For the nightcap, we mostly just want Utah to finish off the Clippers. It’s not that this series hasn’t been great — front to back, it has probably been the best one — but ever since they lost Blake Griffin, it’s just hard to see them putting up much of a fight in the next round against Golden State. Can the Jazz? Probably not, but there’s at least some uncertainty there.