NBA TV Broadband used SpinCam™ technology for its coverage of Sprite Rising Stars Dunk contest. Multiple cameras, uniformly distributed around the participants captured up to a 360-degree, near-high definition view of their dunks.
On Saturday night, Boston's Gerald Green had the night's three top-rated slams, including a perfect 50 on his final flush, to dethrone defending champion Nate Robinson and become the 2007 Sprite Slam Dunk champion.
On the last jam, Green windmilled while hurdling an All-Star table. In the first round, Green caught a Paul Pierce lob off the side of the backboard and flushed it home for a 48, and then covered his eyes while jumping over Robinson himself for a 47. Users can watch all three slams with the SpinCam.
Other top dunks you can watch with the technology include Dwight Howard slapping a sticker high up on the backboard while catching and throwing down a toss from Jameer Nelson; Tyrus Thomas reaching way back for the toss as he jumped over Ben Gordon was flat out impressive; and Robinson's gravity-defying one-hander off the toss for his first dunk.
Last year in Houston, the 5-9 Robinson outlasted Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala 47-46 in a dunk-off to become only the second sub-6-foot winner in contest history joining Spud Webb, the 1986 champion. Webb provided the bounce pass for Robinson’s only 50-point dunk of the competition.