My original hope was that this was some auto-message that got my e-mail from NBA.com. But if that were the case, it seems odd that NBA.com didn't send it themselves (itself?). It also seems strange that they would generate a letter that pumped up one only one contestant.
With the 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest taking place this Saturday, I wanted to remind you that fans can text their vote or vote at NBA.com/dunk to help choose this year's champion. Here are some new videos of Rudy Fernandez trying to win over the fans:
Rudy on the Competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mtpx4MlNL0
Top 10 Dunks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbS2RKXPhlA
For more info, see the official Sprite Slam Dunk page: http://www.nba.com/dunk
Watch NBA All-Star Saturday Night Feb. 14 On TNT To Decide Who Will Be The 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk Champion!
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Was it a mass message to Blazer Bloggers? Does a secret Blazer Blog e-mail list exist in some corporate database? For now I choose to believe there is some sort of dark conspiracy at work against Deceptively Quick. But who? Why?!?
Anyone seen Finland around lately?