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Air-Canada, the Answer and the All-Stars.

Desmond Mason was flying high. Ray Allen was showing off his sweet touch from three-point land. And the Vince Carter and Allen Iverson show led the East to a last minute victory. It was all part of the slam dunking, rim rocking, aerial showcase at the 2001 NBA all-star weekend.

Vince Carter decided not to defend his crown in the dunk contest, but he still showed plenty of jam during Sunday's game. Air Canada poured in 16 points for the Eastern All Stars - including a spectacular 360-slam in the second quarter. But it was Philadelphia's Allen Iverson who was the real hero for the East. The Answer scored 15 points in the last 9 minutes and the East came back to win it after trailing by 19 points. The final score: East 111, West 110. The MVP: Iverson.

The Western All-Stars also had their share of highlights. In the third quarter Kobe Bryant fed an alley-oop pass to Kevin Garnett off the backboard and Garnett slammed it down with serious authority.

It's too bad those moves weren't around in the dunk contest the day before. Desmond Mason of the Sonics took the crown by slamming the ball after leaping over a Sonic team mate. But this year's contest basically sucked. Lots of guys missed their dunks and most of the moves were pretty lame - let's hope Air Canada decides to fly into next year's contest.

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    What Was the Best Moment of the All-Star Weekend?

    • Desmond Mason's Winning Dunk.
    • Vince Carter's 360-Slam.
    • Kobe's Backboard Alley-oop to Garnett.
    • Jessica Simpson Singing the National Anthem.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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