Breaking down "the dunk" with J-Rich:
Had you ever practiced this dunk before?
Richardson: "That was my second time actually doing it. I only practiced it once, but I knew that I could do it."
When did you envision doing this dunk?
Richardson: "The Thursday before the dunk contest, I spent like 30 minutes practicing four or five dunks and I picked that one."
Where would you rate this dunk?
Richardson: "It actually isn't one of my favorites. I didn't think it was all that effective. When I did it for the first time, I tried it in a gym in Oakland. My uncle was there and after I did I asked him what he thought. He said he didn't like it too much, and I said I wasn't going to try it again. After I came down, I knew I could pull it off when I needed to. But I didn't think it would really be that good."
So what is your favorite dunk?
Richardson: "The between-the-legs reverse that I won the contest with last year. Just the fact that I needed a high score and was able to pull it off with that dunk meant a lot."
Was that dunk a lot more difficult than this one?
Richardson: "No, but the fact that it was a close dunk contest and the fact that I needed it to win it might've made it a little tougher."
Would you ever try one of these in a game?
Richardson: "Noooo ... Maybe in a summer-league game, but not in a regular-season game."
What would Coach Musselman say if you did?
Richardson: "I don't know, but I wouldn't even try it. He probably wouldn't say anything if it went in, though."
Do you have a favorite in-game dunk?
Richardson: "Not really."
I guess there have been so many ...
Richardson: "Yeah. Too many to choose from."
Do you have any special dunks left that no one's seen?
Richardson: "Not really. I've tried to do a between-the-legs 360. I've never pulled it off, but I think I could pull it off if I really put my mind to it."