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Moon Eyes Return to Dunk Contest

Posted By Jessica Camerato On November 23, 2008 @ 12:36 pm In General | 1 Comment

On Sunday Jamario Moon’s biggest concern is taking on he Boston Celtics [1]. And while he is focused on each game at hand, the Toronto Raptors [2] high-flyer can’t help but think ahead to February. That’s when Moon would like to redeem himself in the Slam Dunk Contest.

‘€œIt was big to be on the stage with a lot of the greats like (Michael) Jordan [3] and Dominique (Wilkins). So to be able to be part of that, man, it was something big,’€ Moon said on a recent trip through Boston. ‘€œI would love to go back, love to go back because I feel like I’ve got something to prove.’€

This past February Moon finished third behind Dwight Howard and Gerald Green during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. [4] He entered the contest as an underdog but later realized he was his biggest competition.

‘€œI just don’t feel like I gave it my all,’€ he said. ‘€œI don’t know, I don’t know. I wasn’t nervous at all. I think I was holding back. I was trying to save my best for last when I should have just brought the best out and made it better at the end.’€

Just as defending champ Howard did after losing in the 2007 Dunk Contest, Moon is already planning a comeback. He would like to return to the contest another year wiser.

‘€œAlready, already,’€ Moon said of drawing up new dunks. ‘€œYou know what, I learned something about it. It’s really not too much about the dunk as it is the dramatics of it and what leads up to it. I learned a lot from it so if I go back, I know what to expect.’€

The 2009 Slam Dunk Contest will be held during All-Star Weekend [5], February 13-15 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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[1] Boston Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] Toronto Raptors: http://media.weei.com/basketball/toronto-raptors.htm

[3] Michael) Jordan: http://media.weei.com/basketball/michael-jordan.htm

[4] This past February Moon finished third behind Dwight Howard and Gerald Green during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrp-VRA6Cpo

[5] All-Star Weekend: http://www.nba.com/news/phoenixallstar_071108.html

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