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Posted at 1:54 PM ET, 02/15/2011

Media members attempting trampoline dunks

By Dan Steinberg

One of the most depressing D.C. sports clips I've seen in recent weeks came last week, when Comcast SportsNet's Chris Miller asked JaVale McGee what it would mean to the Wizards organization if he could win the NBA's slam dunk competition. That's just pure sadness in 17 words.

But at least McGee in the dunk contest, plus John Wall in the all-star game's skills contest, were reason enough for the Wizards to invite media members to leap off a trampoline. I didn't participate, but such notables as Ivan Carter, Miller, Dan Hellie and Big Tigger did. There isn't much that's more fun than watching Ivan Carter faceplant off a trampoline.

By Dan Steinberg  | February 15, 2011; 1:54 PM ET
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i like how Dan is always crackin' on folks, but when he has a chance to participate, he backs out like a weasel.

Posted by: popopo | February 15, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

"There isn't much that's more fun than watching Ivan Carter faceplant off a trampoline."


Posted by: Barno1 | February 15, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Is that Malitz in the second video?

Posted by: ChesterJLampwick | February 15, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Missed opportunity, Dan. You should have done your own spin on JaVale's dunk -- put a piece of cheese in the net, and then take a bite out of it as you dunk.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | February 15, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

A tale of two Barnos: Elation on Ivan's faceplant, sad on his completed dunk.

Posted by: jpfterps | February 15, 2011 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I missed that, was too busy laughing at the faceplant.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 15, 2011 5:14 PM | Report abuse

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