The anti-prop dunker has apparently gone back on his word.
Oh, how fleeting words can be. One day you're decrying the use of props in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, the next day you're using the son of Twitter's CEO as a prop.
I know DeMar in the past has been pretty vocal about the way the Dunk Contest has gone with people tending to do more stuff with props and gimmicks and stuff like that, because he got kind of bit by that while he was doing some pretty amazing raw dunking. When you look at what you want to do in the contest, do you view that as two separate roads, and if so, which one do you see yourself wanting to take?
I prefer without props, because it kind of lets you see the athleticism of a dunker - rather than paying attention to something else that he's going to do, you're actually paying attention to how he's doing a certain dunk.
via Ball Don't Lie
And then he went and dunked on a little kid. Everyone figured it was just a random ball boy at first, but apparently not.
Terrence Ross said the kid he jumped over’s dad is "the owner of Twitter," and that his agent set that up.— Brett Pollakoff (@BrettEP) February 17, 2013
PS-- the kid Terrence Ross dunked over is Michael Costolo, the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.— NBA Guru (@NBAGuru) February 17, 2013
The one thing I'm most confused about, though, is that his dad, THE CEO OF TWITTER, didn't even tweet during it. Really?