1) They are such big fans that they are delusional about his chances in this competition.
2) A significant amount of people want to see Rudy get embarrassed and so have voted him into a contest that he does not belong in as a joke. (This isn't what happened, but would be hilarious, shout-out to China!)
While I cringe thinking about what Rudy's dunks will look like when compared with those of Dwight Howard, Nate Robinson, and Rudy Gay, I am happy this will all be over soon. I could not handle any more of Rudy "rapping."
At this time I would like to refer you to my original Don't Vote Rudy post:
I know that you are excited by the idea of a Blazer in the dunk contest. I am on record agreeing with you on that. But I beg you, do not vote for Rudy to be included in this event. Unless he has some sort of hidden ability we are not aware of, the man does not belong. Yes, I know he finishes a lot of alley oops. Yes, I know he did this to Dwight Howard. I am not putting forth the argument that the man is not athletic. I'm just saying that he is probably not NBA Dunk Contest athletic.Yeah. Thanks for listening. And to the cheerleader blazer blogs that encouraged this, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Have you honestly ever seen Rudy reach a level of elevation on a dunk that is not achievable by the average NBA shooting guard? This is a League where a player shorter than Fernandez, who has had knee surgery, can make this look pedestrian. And that guy will never be in a dunk contest.